Category Archives: Dance

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/

WesBAM! Promo Week

wesbamFrom WesBam:

It’s that time of the year again–WesBAM! FREE Promo Week!

Time to sweat, flow, dance, jump, meditate, and get your mind right–a whole week for FREEEEE!

This semester WesBAM! is bigger an badder than ever: With 7 yoga instructors, 5 HIIT and Kung Fu instructors, and 3 Zumba instructors we have something for all skill levels and interests!

So what are you waiting for? Grab your mat and your sneakers!

Check out the Facebook event here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/879688948795903/879987988765999/

Date: Sunday, January 31 – Saturday, February 6
Place: Fayerweather Dance and Theater Rooms

Worlds of Dance Concert

wolrds_of_dance_eventFrom the CFA:

“Introduction to Dance” (DANC 111) and beginning dance students perform works of various styles, including Bharata Natyam (South Indian classical dance).

Date: Sunday, December 6
Time: 2-3:30 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $2

West African Drumming and Dance Concert

From the CFA:

Always one of the highlights of the semester, this year the West African Drumming and Dance Concert takes on special significance, as master drummer and Adjunct Professor of Music Abraham Adzenyah celebrates his final performance with his students. Mr. Adzenyah is retiring in December after 45 years of sharing the vibrancy of West African music with generations of Wesleyan students. He will be joined by students of choreographer and Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka and special guests.

Mr. Adzenyah will return on May 7, 2016 for a farewell concert and reunion featuring past and present students.

Date: Friday, December 4
Time: 8-9:30 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $6 Wesleyan students, $8 all others

Second Stage presents: The Nutcracker

Mio Magee ’18 writes in with an exciting invitation to a Second Stage dance production:

Christmas is coming early to Wesleyan! What better way to get into the holiday spirit than by seeing the most festive dance production ever? Join Clara as she visits the Land of Sweets and is greeted by Chocolate, Coffee, Tea, Candy Cane, Marzipan and Ginger, along with Queen Dewdrop and her Waltzing flowers.
See our Facebook event for more details!

Performance dates and times:
Thursday, November 19th at 8:00pm
Friday, November 20th at 8:00pm
Saturday, November 21st at 3:00pm
Place: All performances are in the Patricelli ’92 Theater
Cost: Free! Get tickets from the Box Office the day of each performance.

Read on after the jump for more information about the Nutcracker production team:

Samsara

maxresdefaultFrom Kimberly Singh ’16:

Come to Samsara, the annual South Asian Cultural Show presented by Shakti, Wesleyan’s sexiest South Asian Cultural Association! This year’s show will have dance performances, acting, and spoken word. Chai will be served during intermission for $1/cup. All proceeds go to IMPACT India!

Date: Saturday, November 14
Time: 7 PM – 9 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: FREE