Center For the Arts 

Past Summer at the CFA Events

Past summer events at the Center for the Arts.


2016
July June
2015
July June
2014
July

2016

July

RUBBERBANDance Group: Vic’s Mix
RUBBERBANDance Group: Vic’s Mix
Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Montréal’s RUBBERBANDance Group returns to Wesleyan to perform the United States premiere of Vic’s Mix (2016).
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Faye Driscoll
Faye Driscoll
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 12:10pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
Award-winning choreographer and director Faye Driscoll will discuss her work, process, and recent questions that drive her practice.
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Mohamad Hafez (DATE CHANGED)
Mohamad Hafez (DATE CHANGED)
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 12:10pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
Syrian artist and architect Mohamad Hafez discusses his work and creative process, which reflect the political turmoil in the Middle East.
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This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part IX
This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part IX
Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce will perform two world premiere fugues, among other piano works.
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Jimmy Greene Quartet 
Jimmy Greene Quartet 
Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Grammy Award-nominated jazz saxophonist Jimmy Greene brings his Quartet to Wesleyan.
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Ani Cordero
Ani Cordero
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 12:10pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
New York singer-songwriter Ani Cordero will discuss the inspiration she found in classic Latin American songs of love and protest from the 1930s through the 1970s.

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June

Nation Beat
Nation Beat
Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 7:00pm
CFA Courtyard
Dance to northeast Brazilian grooves and New Orleans funk as the Brooklyn-based collective Nation Beat returns to Wesleyan.
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Aaron Jafferis: Preaching from the Choir—Can Hip Hop Theater Change Us?
Aaron Jafferis: Preaching from the Choir—Can Hip Hop Theater Change Us?
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 12:10pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
Hip hop poet and playwright Aaron Jafferis performs excerpts of works in progress and grapples with existential questions.
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2015

July

Work-In-Progress Showing of /peh-LO-tah/ and Conversation with Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Work-In-Progress Showing of /peh-LO-tah/ and Conversation with Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Marc Bamuthi Joseph returns to Wesleyan with a work-in-progress showing of /peh-LO-tah/ — a collaborative work featuring spoken word poetry, dance, music, and shadow animation.

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Okwui Okpokwasili: Embodied Performance/Making the Invisible Visible
Okwui Okpokwasili: Embodied Performance/Making the Invisible Visible
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 12:10pm
CFA Hall
Okwui Okpokwasili discusses her attempt to make a performance piece that interrogates of the art of making a story, and the reading of race and gender.

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Regina Carter Quartet
Regina Carter Quartet
Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Jazz violinist Regina Carter returns to Wesleyan with the U.S. debut of her Quartet featuring guitarist Marvin Sewell, bassist Chris Lightcap, and drummer Alvester Garnett.
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How to Seduce an Audience? A Talk by Tamilla Woodard and Ana Margineanu
How to Seduce an Audience? A Talk by Tamilla Woodard and Ana Margineanu
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 12:10pm
CFA Hall
Directors Ana Margineanu and Tamilla Woodard of PopUp Theatrics discuss the relationship between performer and audience in an era of digital connectivity and physical alienation.

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This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part VI
This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part VI
Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the sixth in a series of CD-length recitals of his piano music, featuring the world premiere of Four Friendly Fugues.

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Taking Over Space: Exploring Three-Dimensional Paintings by Marela Zacarias
Taking Over Space: Exploring Three-Dimensional Paintings by Marela Zacarias
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 12:10pm
CFA Hall
Visual artist Marela Zacarias will discuss her site-specific work, combining painting and sculpture with an interest in object history and current events.

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Las Cafeteras
Las Cafeteras
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Enjoy the urban folk of Las Cafeteras from East Los Angeles! The band fuses traditional Afro-Mexican music with alternative sounds.

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June

Elizabeth Willis: Live Poetry
Elizabeth Willis: Live Poetry
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 12:10pm
CFA Hall
Wesleyan University Shapiro-Silverberg Professor of Creative Writing Elizabeth Willis will read from her new book Alive: New and Selected Poems.

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2014

July

This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part III
This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part III
Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the third of twelve CD-length recitals of his piano music.
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Joe Lovano Trio Fascination with special guest Judi Silvano
Joe Lovano Trio Fascination with special guest Judi Silvano
Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

The world premiere of Joe Lovano Trio Fascination with bassist Peter Slavov, drummer Lamy Istrefi and special guest vocalist Judi Silvano.

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Aaron Jafferis: How to Change the World with Hip-Hop Theater
Aaron Jafferis: How to Change the World with Hip-Hop Theater
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 12:10pm
World Music Hall
Aaron Jafferis will discuss his work and demonstrate his approach to hip-hop theater.
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Camille A. Brown and Dancers
Camille A. Brown and Dancers
Friday, July 11, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

The Connecticut premieres of excerpts from Mr. TOL E. RAncE (2012) and The Groove to Nobody's Business (2007), and New Second Line (2006); as well as the work-in-progress Black Girl, which will premiere at The Joyce Theater in New York in 2015, featuring a solo by Artistic Director Camille A. Brown, winner of the 2012 Mariam McGlone Emerging Choreographer Award.

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James Grashow: Art and Cardboard
James Grashow: Art and Cardboard
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 12:10pm
CFA Hall
James Grashow returns to Wesleyan to discuss his recent work with corrugated cardboard.
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Zili Misik
Zili Misik
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 7:00pm
CFA Courtyard [Rain Location: Crowell Concert Hall]
Bring a picnic, then dance with family and friends to the powerful New World Soul rhythms of Zili Misik at a free outdoor concert in the CFA Courtyard!
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Banning Eyre: Tales from the Afropop Road - Bringing the World to American Public Radio
Banning Eyre: Tales from the Afropop Road - Bringing the World to American Public Radio
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 12:10pm
CFA Hall
Banning Eyre is an author, guitarist, journalist, and Senior Editor at Afropop.org.
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