Tag Archives: Culture

Submit to Reverberations Mag

Sage Marshall ’19 writes in:

Reverberations Mag is a two-year-old online publication for young people to respond to art in a personal manner. We’re based out of Wes and publish students/young writers from all of the country. We especially encourage members of the greater Middletown community to submit their work.

We publish 3 types of pieces, which you can learn more about in our submission guidelines: Reverberationsmag.com/submit. If you’d like to write for us, we are looking for staff writers. This entails writing for us once per month—which is really quite manageable as our “Fresh Thoughts” are only 200-500 words in length. If you are interested in this position, simply submit one piece in the next 2 weeks and let us know you’d like to be a staff writer. If you don’t have the time to become one of our staff writers, we welcome irregular submissions as well. Respond to the art in your life!

Email us with submissions or questions/concerns at reverberationsmag[at]gmail[dot]com

Date: Saturday, October 20
Time: 12:00 AM
Place: Submit to reverberationsmag[at]gmail[dot]com

Wesleyan Korean Drumming and Taiko Ensembles

Randi Plake writes in:

Wesleyan’s Taiko Drumming Ensemble, directed by Visiting Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan, performs the thunderous and thrilling rhythms of Japanese kumi daiko drumming. The Korean Drumming Ensemble, directed by Visiting Assistant Professor Jin Hi Kim, plays a variety of mesmerizing rhythmic patterns from the samulnori repertoire. Several dynamic and exciting styles will be showcased, demonstrating both traditional and contemporary sounds from each culture.

Date: Friday, May 5th
Time: 8 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall

Why Collaborate?—Why Fukushima? Dance, Photography, History

A cool presentation happening tomorrow:

In this presentation, Visiting Artist in Dance and the College of East Asian Studies Eiko Otake and Professor of History, East Asian Studies, Science in Society, and Environmental Studies William Johnston will show images from their third visit to Fukushima in August 2016, five years after the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdowns of March 2011. They will discuss how they have collaborated in the conceptualization, execution, curation, and presentation of the resulting images as installations that include both prints and videos. The images at the core of this generative process act not only in capturing the residue of the performances but also as part of the generative process that informs subsequent dimensions of this ongoing project.

The exhibition “A Body in Fukushima” was on display in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery from February through May 2015.

Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
MORE INFO HERE

Film Series: Moonlight

2016. USA. Dir: Barry Jenkins. With Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp. 110 min.



““Moonlight” is both a disarmingly, at times almost unbearably personal film and an urgent social document, a hard look at American reality and a poem written in light, music and vivid human faces.” – A. O. Scott

“Dramatic film has long been fascinated with issues of identity, but they’ve rarely been explored with the degree of eloquence and heartbreaking beauty as in Barry Jenkins’ masterful “Moonlight,” one of the essential American films of 2016.” – Brian Tallerico

“…a beautifully intimate character study that argues in no uncertain terms that the African-American identity is far too complex to be reduced to the flimsy stereotypes so often presented on-screen.” – Peter Debruge

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Los Fantoches

Elijah Jimenez ’18 writes in with an exciting invitation to a play called Los Fantoches. The event poster speaks for itself:

Date: Friday, April 17th
Time: 4:30pm
Place: Common room, 300 High Street (Romance Languages & Literatures Department)

CaribWeek 2014

An invitation from Marjahn Finlayson ’15:

A four day long event celebrating everything Caribbean! This year’s theme: Growing from the same banana tree, hanging from different branches. Join us for these events!

Thursday, 4/3
Convocation and Keynote Address
7 PM- 9 PM
Usdan – Daniel Family Commons
A discussion of the sociopolitical history which created the frame for the diversity in the Caribbean, in addition to the politics which influence the regulation of the natural resources and such. We will hear words from Wesleyan professor of theater, Rashida Shaw, as well as freshman speaker, Jamilia Simon, and senior speaker, Opraha Miles.
Some food will be provided. Semi-formal dress code.

Friday, 4/4
Bajari
7 PM – 9 PM
CFA – World Music Hall
Annual Caribbean heritage show. Performances of singing, dancing, music, spoken word and more.

Method Magazine Needs an Online Staff

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Those badass folks over at Method Magazine sent us this:

Method Magazine is looking for writers, copywriters, photographers and videographers for their new website (launching April 17th).

To read an old issue of Method, click here.

For applications, click here.

Apps due Wednesday, March 26th to methomagainze[at]gmail[dot]com

Contact Ben Romero at jromero[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or Sophia Jennings at msjennings[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with any questions.

Date: All of time until March 26th
Link: above!

Latin@ Identity Student Panel

From Zaida Garcia ’15:

What does it meant to be Latin@ in the United States? Some of us are “fresh off the boat” and some of us have never visited Latin America. Some speak Spanish fluently and others don’t. Being Latin@ encompasses a wide range of countries, races, and experiences, and yet many of us feel connected to each other. Come explore the meaning of “Latinidad” and identity with student panelists Oscar Parajon ’16, Giselle Torres ’16, Daniel Lee ’16, Wesley Close ’15, Andrew Martin ’15, Jay Benedith ’14, and Mary Diaz ’14. Also come eat some yummy homemade refreshments!

Date: TODAY, November 13th
Time: 7PM – 8PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 114
Cost: Nada

American Studies Open House

From Hibiki Mizuno ’15:

You go to WesMaps American Studies and see a billion awesome courses…want to find out what the major’s all about? Come to the American Studies Open House! Thai food + apple cider + Italian cookies will be served!!

Date: Tuesday, October 29
Time: 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
Place: Center for the Americas (Across from Fiske)