Calendar of Events

Apr 26

Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble & Dance

08:00 pm

A magnificent orchestra of bronze gongs, xylophones, drums, strings, and voices, the gamelan accompanies feasts, ceremonies, and dances. The Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble , under the direction of Artist in Residence I.M. Harjito and Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music Sumarsam , presents classical music and dance of Central Java, featuring master dancer/visiting scholar Pamardi Tjiptopradonggo , retired dance instructor Urip Sri Maeny , and PhD candidate in Ethnomusicology Maho Ishiguro .

Apr 27

Spring Dance Concert

08:00 pm

Student dance choreographers present new works created after a full year of dance composition studies. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

May 3

Javanese Gamelan & Dance

07:00 pm

Experience the culture of Java with beginning students of the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble and the beginning students of Wesleyan Javanese Dance . The concert includes a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble and a contemporary dance composed and perform by a master dancer/visiting scholar Pamardi Tjiptopradonggo , with musical accompaniment by students of Music and Theater of Indonesia.

May 6

Worlds of Dance Concert

02:00 pm

"Introduction to Dance" and beginning dance students perform works of various styles including Bharata Natyam (South Indian classical), jazz, and hip hop. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

May 11

West African Drumming and Dance Concert

03:00 pm

An invigorating performance filled with the rhythms of West Africa, featuring Wesleyan Artists in Residence choreographer Iddi Saaka and master drummer John Dankwa joined by students in West African Dance classes. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355. Rain site: Crowell Concert Hall.