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Wesleyan University’s West African Drumming and Dance Concert was held March 12 in the Center for the Arts Green. The event featured master drummer and visiting artist in residence Attah Poku and choreographer and artist in residence Iddi Saaka, joined by their 72 students, guest artists and 16 student drummers. This annual performance showcases the vibrancy of West African cultures through music and dance forms.

On March 6, 2017, Ghana celebrated its 60th independence anniversary from British colonial rule. This spring’s West African Drumming and Dance concert was held in honor of Ghana’s 60th independence anniversary. Apart from the usual traditional dances, students also dressed as Ghanaian chiefs and queen mothers. In addition, a Wesleyan band performed live Ghanaian highlife music and a Ghanaian church based in Worcester, Mass. provided live choral music. 

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The New England debut of Choreographer Darrell Jones‘ Hoo-Ha in a salon format merges voguing and postmodern dance to express the release of the oppressed feminine in the male body. The show was held on Saturday, November 19, 2016 in the World Music Hall. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the full […]

The Worlds of Dance Concert, held Dec. 4 at Crowell Concert Hall, featured the works of five different dance courses in their semester-end culminating performance. Beginning and intermediate dance students performed works in various styles inc…

The Center for the Arts hosted a West African Drumming and Dance Concert Dec. 2 at Crowell Concert Hall. The performance featured master drummer Emmanuel Attah Poku; choreographer and artist-in-residence Iddi Saaka; and more than 90 Wesleyan students. In addition, the Kiniwe African Dance Ensemble from Tufts University also performed at the concert. The event showcased the vibrancy of West African cultures through their music and dance forms. 

Internationally acclaimed Nrityagram Dance Ensemble from Bangalore, India brought its exceptional synchronicity, compelling physicality, and emotional honesty to redefine dance and theater through powerful imagery and captivating dance as part of the 40th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan on Sunday, October 30, 2016 in Crowell Concert Hall. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click […]

Camille A. Brown and Dancers company member Beatrice Capote taught a workshop at the Green Street Teaching and Learning Center on Thursday, October 6, 2016.
Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the entire album on Flic…

Wesleyan University’s 40th annual Navaratri Festival kicks off on Thursday, October 27th. Navaratri, one of India’s major festival celebrations, is a time to see family and friends, enjoy music and dance, and seek blessings for new endeavors. Wesleyan’s 40th annual festival celebrates traditional Indian music and dance. The internationally acclaimed Nrityagram Dance Ensemble will perform on Sunday, October…

The Center for the Arts hosted the Common Moment Sept. 2 on Andrus Field. As one of the culminating experiences of New Student Orientation, the Common Moment brought the Class of 2020 together as they experienced cultures and dance from around the world. Prometheus, Wesleyan’s fire-spinning group, also performed during the Common Moment.

Photos of the event are below and in this Wesleyan Center for the Arts photo gallery

On Friday, September 2, 2016, drummers and dancers representing several cultures led the incoming Class of 2020 in a once-in-a-lifetime performance on Foss Hill as students embodied dances from different world cultures during the “Common Moment” of New Student Orientation. Click here to view the full album on Flickr. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions […]

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