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.
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
Mar 12, 12:30–2:15 PM
Apr 4, 7:30 PM
Apr 26, Apr 30, May 3, May 5, May 6Chamber Music Society
Founded in 1958, The Chamber Music Society of Wellesley College provides an opportunity for instrumentalists and vocalists to prepare and perform works for small ensembles.Event Date:Sunday, April 26, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Thursday, April 30, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Sunday, May 3, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Tuesday, May 5, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Wednesday, May 6, 2020 (All day)
Apr 25, 7:30 PM
Mar 8, 7:30 PMVisions of Paradise: Tchaikovsky’s <em>String Quartet No. 2</em>
In the intimate setting of the musical salon, the group will explore the background and historical context of this masterpiece and trace its important musical ideas before performing the piece in its entirety.Event Date:Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 7:30pm