Category Archives: Dance

THESISCRAZY 2017 (Part 4): Trapped in the Carrel

“I’m gonna turn in pages, there’ll be words on them. Whatever.”

The hours are ticking down (a fact that we’re sure all you thesis writer s are acutely aware of) and we have more interviews for you! A la R. Kelly a few of you have gotten trapped in the closet–er, carrel–but you haven’t let that stop you from working yourselves into a frenzy this last week before the deadline. You can catch up on the past three THESISCRAZY 2017 installments here, here, and here, and our entire archive here.

If you’re interested in being interviewed (we’ll be posting these right up until the last crazy second), email staff(at)wesleying(dot)org with your name, major, workspace/carrel number, and times you can meet before April 19th.

Check out the interviews below the cut:

Urban Bush Women -“Walking with ‘Trane”

trane_eventFrom the CFA:

Urban Bush Women returns to Wesleyan with the Connecticut premiere of “Walking with ‘Trane” (2015), an ethereal investigation conjuring the essence of John Coltrane. Inspired by the musical life and spiritual journey of the famed jazz saxophonist, the work is choreographed by founder and Artistic Director Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Associate Artistic Director Samantha Speis, and Dramaturg Talvin Wilks in collaboration with the company, and set to live music by composers George Caldwell and Philip White, inspired by Mr. Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” and other works.

There will be a pre-performance discussion at 7:15pm facilitated by Wesleyan DanceLink Fellowship recipient Luisa Donovan ’18.

Date: Friday, March 3rd
Time: 8pm
Place: CFA Theater

Artist Lecture: Darrell Jones

From our friends at the CFA:

A lecture by Wesleyan’s 2016-2017 Creative Campus Fellow in Dance Darrell Jones. For nearly a decade, his artistic research has found its central focus through a dialogue between his postmodern training and the voguing aesthetic. He has performed in the United States and abroad with a variety of choreographers and companies including Bebe Miller, Urban Bush Women, Ronald K. Brown, and Ralph Lemon. He recently performed Bebe Miller Company’s History at Wesleyan in November 2011 in the Patricelli ’92 Theater, a work in progress duet with fellow company dancer Angie Hauser. Ms. Hauser and Mr. Jones had started dancing together a decade earlier in the Bebe Miller Company work Verge, which received its Connecticut premiere at Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts in September 2001.

The New England debut of the dance work Hoo-Ha by Darrell Jones in a salon format will take place on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 8pm and Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 2pm and 8pm in World Music Hall.

Date: Tuesday, November 15
Time: 12pm
Place: Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio, 247 Pine Street, Middletown

Camille A. Brown & Dancers – “BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play”

cfa-black-girl-linguistic-playFrom the CFA:

Acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown returns to Wesleyan with the Connecticut premiere of “BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play” (2015), which uses the rhythmic play of African-American dance vernacular–double dutch, steppin’, tap, Juba, ring shout, social dancing, and gesture–and privileges the black girl gaze to create a nuanced spectrum of black womanhood. With live music by pianist Scott Patterson and bassist Tracy Wormworth.

Date: Friday, October 7
Time: 8-9:30 PM
Place: CFA Theater
Cost$28 general public; $26 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students

Total Freedom + FXWRK & DIN//VOID

eclectic 2Chris Gortmaker ’17 writes in:

Aural Wes presents a night of future-club music. Come work out.

TOTAL FREEDOM (Ashland Mines)
___ Producer/DJ. Miami. Rebirthing pop anthems. Top 40 / RnB exorcisms. Conceptual party maker for GHE20 G0THIK Fade to Mind HOOD BY AIR
___ https://soundcloud.com/totalfreedom
___ https://www.residentadvisor.net/features/2378

FXWRK
___     Producer/DJ/vocalist. NYC. Member of KUNQ collective. Ex-Wes.
___ https://soundcloud.com/fxwrk
___http://www.factmag.com/2015/09/16/kilbourne-fxwrk-bang-i-cant-escape-ep/

DIN//VOID (David Eg)
___ Producer/DJ. NYC. Ex-Wes.
___ https://soundcloud.com/dinslashvoid

Date: Friday, April 29
Time: 10:30 PM – 2:00 AM
Place: Eclectic

Circles & Ciphers: Restorative Justice Event

Camila Tili Recalde ’16 writes in:

“Yeah, prisons and police are awful – but what alternative do we have?”
Answer: Restorative Justice!

Join Evan Okun ’13 for a two day Alternatives to Incarceration event led by Circles & Ciphers, a Chicago based restorative justice organization led by young people who are court-, gang-, and DCFS- involved. Participants will experience hip-hop infused peacemaking circles led by young restorative justice professionals from Chicago! The event will conclude with a Slam/Hiphop showcase!

Anti-Violence Workshop
Friday, April 22nd (5-7pm)
200 Church

Restorative Justice Hip-Hop Peace Circle
Saturday 1-3pm
Downey House

Slam/Hip-Hop Show Case
Saturday 8-10pm
Downey House

Dates: Friday, April 22- Saturday, April 23
Times: 5 PM Friday – 10 PM Saturday (See breakdown above)
Places: 200 Church and Downey House

Mabuhay

mabuhay poster 2016More things happening TODAY, this one from Vina Vo ’18:

Mabuhay is the annual Asian/Asian-American performance art show, happening during WesFest. This year, in collaboration with the Asian American Student Collective, there will be a visual arts showcase as well! Bring your prefrosh!!

Doors open at 7:45pm for early viewing of the visual arts showcase. Performance starts at 8pm.

Refreshments will be sold and all proceeds will go towards the Wesleyan Refugee Project supporting the Collateral Repair Project (CRP) in Jordan. Cash and Venmo accepted!

Date: Thursday, April 14 — TONIGHT
Time: 7:45-9:30 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
facebook event

dream rave~~ (? ? ? ?) the return

the most anticipated event of the semester is back !!!
THIS SATURDAY
WESTCO CAFE
ur sticky sweet sweaty sparkly rave dreams will come tru

10:30-10:50 Thomas Rogel

10:50-11:10 Sam Dewees

11:10-11:30 DJ Nervous System

11:30-11:50 DJ Boger Hall & DJ 20 Million Dollars

11:50-12:20 akayungbath

12:20-12:40 ben²

12:40-1:00 Sweets

1:00-1:30 tba

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1084155258338276/

Date: Saturday, February 13
Time: 10:30 PM – 1:30 AM
Place: WestCo Cafe

Kota Yamazai/Fluid hug-hug: “OQ”

kota yamazaki fluid hug-hug cfaFrom the CFA and the College of East Asian Studies:

Dancer/choreographer Kota Yamazaki founded Fluid hug-hug when he moved to New York in 2002. At Wesleyan, his “stellar cast” (The New York Times) will perform the New England premiere of “OQ” (2015), a stunning work inspired by renga, a collaboratively-written form of linked poetry, and named after the phonetic sound for the Japanese word “palace.” Five performers search for ways to communicate with one another playfully and freely on a mirage-like stage set, created by the architect collective SO-IL.

Date: Friday, February 12
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: CFA Theater
Cost: $25 general public; $23 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students, $6 Wesleyan students

More info here.

Empowerment Power Hour

Empowerment Power Hour

From Jenna Shapiro ’17:

WesBAM! and the Vagina Monologues Cast and Crew present a Community Class to empower and be empowered! This Community Class is a “donate-what-you-can” fundraiser ($5 suggested donation) to benefit the Middletown New Horizons Domestic Violence Center.

The class will be a fast-paced, legs and core focused workout taught by HIIT instructor, Caitlin O’Keeffe, that will fortify the foundation of your body’s strength. We look forward to seeing you to empower our Wesleyan and Middletown community!

Date: Saturday, February 6
Time: 2-3PM
Place: Fayerweather Dance Studios
Cost: Whatever you are willing to donate.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1031907003534561/