As part of New Student Orientation on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 7:30pm, over 500 freshman in the Class of 2017 participated in the Common Moment on Andrus Field, led by members of the internationally renowned company Doug Varone and Dancers. Wesleyan’s First Year Matters program focuses this year on issues related to diversity and inclusion, specifically exploring these expansive issues through the many lenses of access. The Common Moment experience helps demonstrate the exploration of these issues through music and movement. Led by choreographer Doug Varone and two company members, the first-year students made a once-in-a-lifetime collective expression about accessibility.
Doug Varone and Dancers will perform “Stripped/Dressed” featuring “Rise” and the Connecticut premiere of “Carrugi” on Thursday, September 12 & Friday, September 13, 2013 at 8pm in the CFA Theater. There will be a pre-performance talk by Wesleyan DanceLink Fellow Naya Samuel ’14 on Thursday, September 12 at 7:30pm in the CFA Hall. Tickets are $25 for the general public; $21 for senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff, and non-Wesleyan students; and $6 for Wesleyan students. Click here to purchase tickets online.