February 20, 2015 | News | Comments Off
In early 2015, a group of 9 dancers from Aceh, Indonesia, from the northern tip of the island of Sumatra, are visiting the United States and touring throughout the Northeast. Their tour is taking the ladies around various locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York, to both perform and lead seminars and workshops. Sponsored in part by the Asia Society, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New England Foundation for the Arts, the Doris Duke Foundation, and arts centers at Wesleyan University, Wellesley College, and the College of the Holy Cross, the “Celebrate Aceh!” Dance Tour will bring the vibrancy of Indonesian culture to life for many who have never experienced anything like it before. As advertised in the Hartford Courant, “the show mixes folk dances, sacred music, percussion, elaborate costumes and complex choreography…”
The tour includes events at —
The College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA: Sunday February 23, 3pm.
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT: Friday February 27, 8pm, with pre-show talk at 7:15.
Asia Society, New York, NY: Saturday February 28, 8pm.
Special Event: Dance Workshop at the Asia Society, New York, NY: Sunday March 1, 11am.
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA: Thursday March 5, 7:30pm.
Details and ticketing information for each event can be found by clicking the links above. The Wesleyan University performance has already sold out a pre-show dinner event “Dine/Dance/Discover”… Get your tickets today!
February 19, 2015 | News | Comments Off
Image: from the Sumbar (Sumatera Barat) online portal. In Padang, West Sumatra, capital of the homeland of traditional Silat Tuo Minangkabau, the elders celebrate the traditional origins and roots of the pusako of Silat Tuo Minang. On February 19, 2015 IPSI-Padang held its most recent festival & [...]
January 27, 2015 | Community Profiles | Comments Off
The Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School in New Haven, CT is an interdistrict Magnet School providing a world-class arts education to students in grades 5-8. Students at Betsy Ross explore their artistic talents and aspirations in the performing and creative arts including modern, jazz, ballet, and lyrical [...]
January 1, 2015 | Events Archive, News | Comments Off
We’ve had a fun- and education-filled year in 2014, with events around the New Haven area, in the MidWest, and in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. We’d like to offer a look back: 2014 Highlights in Pictures The photo montage contains images from various events from 2014, including special [...]
November 17, 2014 | News | Comments Off
All around campus and throughout town, various organizations, departments, and student groups are holding food, toy, and clothing drives to benefit needy communities in and around New Haven. Here is a listing of several currently ongoing opportunities: Hunger & Homelessness Auction at the Yale M [...]
November 16, 2014 | Events Archive | Comments Off
November 8, 2014 Yale University | New Haven CT The dancers from A Different Drum, a premiere student dance company from Yale University, perform their “Indonesian Inspiration: Tari Piring” as part of their fall show in November 2014. They included an acknowledgement in the program: Than [...]
November 14, 2014 | Events Archive | Comments Off
In the midst of a performance of ballet, jazz, and modern, brightly lit candles danced on plates across the floor… Last weekend, Yale undergraduate student members of “A Different Drum” (ADD) performed their annual fall showcase. ADD presented three shows in the auditorium of the E [...]
November 7, 2014 | News | Comments Off
A Different Drum, one of Yale’s premiere dance groups, will hold their semi-annual production this weekend. The talented group will perform a variety of pieces, including one inspired by Tari Piring of the Minangkabau people of West Sumatra, Indonesia! There are three opportunities to see the [...]
October 9, 2014 | News | Comments Off
On Tuesday, October 14, Yale University will celebrate the 313th anniversary of its founding (October 9, 1701), with a new celebration “Founder’s Day“. Founder’s Day will include community-wide open house activities at the Yale museums and art galleries, as well as special op [...]
October 7, 2014 | News | Comments Off
Thursday night, the Yale Suprabanggo Gamelan (“Indonesian Orchestra”) enchanted crowds of visitors to the Yale Art Gallery with a performance of traditional music from Central Java, Indonesia. Led by Maho Ishiguro, the group of Yale undergraduate and graduate students, community members [...]