Farah Yasmeen Shaikh and Noorani Dance Residency
Noorani Dance is founded and directed by Kathak artist Farah Yasmeen Shaikh, who trained for two decades with the late Kathak maestro Pandit Chitresh Das. Kathak is a classical dance form from North India, traditionally believed to have originated from the travelling bards of North India referred as Kathakars or storytellers. Shaikh continues to uphold much of Pandit Das' teaching style and philosophy, along with her own unique approach steeped in both tradition and innovation.
“Noorani” means bright or luminous, with a dual meaning of enlightenment. With Kathak as the medium, Noorani Dance is committed to enlightening minds and hearts through the arts. During this residency, Shaikh and selected musicians and collaborating artists will visit classes, conduct workshops, and offer a Midday Muse to learn about the genre in more depth. The residency will culminate in the presentation of the full-length dance-drama The Forgotten Empress, with live music. (See that event)
The Forgotten Empress is the recipient of a New England Foundation for the Arts National Dance Project Touring Award, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The residency and concert at Wellesley are generously supported by the Wilson Fund and the Florence Jeup Ford ’22, Mary M. Crawford ’22, and Virginia Ford ’48 Artist in Residence Endowment Fund.
Mar 7, 7:30 PM
Apr 4, 2–4 PMThe Wellesley College Guild of Carillonneurs: Spring Recital and Open Tower
Guest Carillonneurs will perform on the Wellesley College carillon. The Wellesley College Guild of Carillonneurs carries on the tradition of bell ringing, which has continued since the carillon was first installed in 1931.Event Date:Saturday, April 4, 2020 -2:00pm to 4:00pm
Apr 14, 7:30 PM
May 2, 2–4 PMThe Wellesley College Guild of Carillonneurs: Change Ringing Open Tower
All visitors with Wellesley IDs are invited to play the bells. The Wellesley College Guild of Carillonneurs carries on the tradition of bell ringing, which has continued since the carillon was first installed in 1931.Event Date:Saturday, May 2, 2020 -2:00pm to 4:00pm
Apr 23, 7:30 PMSkylark Ensemble presents <em>Sub Rosa: Secrets Revealed</em>
What might happen if Robert Langdon, professor of Symbology, were enlisted to explore hidden symbols, secret codes, and long-forgotten historical connections buried in manuscripts of choral music over the centuries? Join Skylark to find out!Event Date:Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 7:30pm
Mar 12, 12:30–2:15 PM