From Professor Pamardi Tjiptopradongo:
Instruction in the classical dance of central Java will begin with the basic movement vocabulary and proceed to the study of dance repertoires. At the end of the semester, an informal recital will be arranged with the accompaniment of live gamelan music. No previous dance experience necessary.
Taught by Professor Pamardi Tjiptopradongo
Trained in both classical and contemporary Javanese theatrical and dance forms, Pamardi is a prominent dancer and choreographer from the renowned Institute of the Arts in Surakarta, Java, Indonesia; he is considered one of the preeminent performers of both refined and strong form of Javanese dance. Pamardi has extensive performance experience in Indonesia, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, China, India, Europe and the United States, and has taught? ?dance in Indonesia, Japan, and the United States.
Place: World Music Hall
Indian dancer and choreographer Mrinalini Sarabhai (1918-2016) was one of the first women to perform the classical dance form Kathakali, and was among a group of contemporaries who introduced wider audiences to Bharata Natyam dance. “Mrinalini Sarabhai: The Artist and Her Art” (2012) is directed by Yadavan Chandran and Mallika Sarabhai (Ms. Sarabhai’s daughter).
Date: Thursday, September 28
Time: 5:30 PM
Place: Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Randi Plake writes in:
“Shake” is a rambunctious and tender duet born out of a nine-year friendship between Wesleyan Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka and Bates College Associate Professor of Dance Rachel Boggia. The world premiere of their first choreographed work features their shared love of vibratory movement, smooth breath, and cheesy humor; and influences including Ghanaian dance forms, American postmodern dance, fake tap dance, bad jokes, and life experiences.
Date: Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th
Time: 8 PM
Place: CFA Theater
From Randi Plake:
A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major.
Date: Thursday, March 30th
Time: 8 PM
Place: Patricelli ’92 Theater
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
Place: Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio, 247 Pine Street, Middletown
the most anticipated event of the semester is back !!!
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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
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1084155258338276/
Date: Saturday, February 13
Time: 10:30 PM – 1:30 AM
Place: WestCo Cafe
From 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.
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:
Date: Sunday, January 31 – Saturday, February 6
Place: Fayerweather Dance and Theater Rooms
From the CFA:
This concert features a culmination of semester-long choreographic investigations into the perspectives and varied interests of the choreographers.
Featuring seven new works by junior and senior dance majors:
Trinithas Boyi ’16
Emily Butcher ’17
Sara Feldman ’17
Bria Grant ’17
Sonya Levine ’17
Rick Hong Manayan ’17
Sarah Mininsohn ’17
General admission is $5, and $4 for Wesleyan students.
Tickets are available online at http://www.wesleyan.edu/boxoffice, by phone at (860) 685-3355, or in person at the Wesleyan University Box Office, located in the Usdan University Center, 45 Wyllys Ave, Middletown. Tickets may also be purchased at the door one hour prior to the performance, subject to availability.
*This dance performance includes partial nudity, fog, and strobe lights.
Date: Friday, December 11
Place: CFA Theater
Cost: $4 for Wesleyan students, $5 for non-students
Facebook event: Winter Dance Concert
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: