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Past Fall 2017 Performances

Nataraja Vandanam performanceNataraja Vandanam: Love Songs to Shiva
Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 4–5:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre

Choreographed by Mallika Sarabhai, the Darpana Performing Group will perform Nataraja Vandanam: Love Songs to Shiva. Four dexterous Indian dancers bring to the Wang Center a performance of traditional Bharata Natyam, a major genre of Indian classical dance for the Lord of the Dance, Shiva Nataraja. The great Hindu god Shiva has many representations in art, but perhaps the most familiar is as a dancing figure within a circle of fire.

Co-presented with the Mattoo Center for Indian Studies at Stony Brook University.

 center for india studies

 

Puppet performanceTwo Persian Tales: Shadow Puppet Performance with Live Music
Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 4 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre

Two Persian Tales intertwines the mediums of sharp-silhouette shadow puppetry and live vocal and piano music. "The Story of the Parrot and the Merchant" and "The Ant Who Saw a Pen" are stories drawn from The Masnavi, an epic poem by the celebrated 13th-century Persian Sufi poet Jalaluddin Mohammad Rumi. Rumi's work, written in beautiful verse, creatively addresses weighty philosophical, spiritual, and moral arguments. Two Persian Tales will be performed by puppeteers Suzanne Borderies and Caroline Borderies, narrator David McCorkle, vocalist Sarah Paar, and pianist Mirna Lekić.

 

 


Past Spring 2017 Performances

chinese new year performanceChinese New Year
Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 2:00–6:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre, Theatre Lobby, Main Lobby

Join us in saying goodbye to the Year of the Monkey and welcoming the Year of the Rooster at the Wang Center’s signature Lunar New Year Festival. The highlights of the festivities are the annual Chinese New Year performance and family reunion dinner offered by the Confucius Institute. The performance includes a must-see magic show, Chinese dance, Chinese folk songs, and Peking opera. The celebration also offers traditional Lunar New Year craft activities from China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. Enjoy our cultural offerings and stay for our grand finale dinner.

Luanr New Year Family Activities 2:00-4:00 PM Theatre Lobby
Chinese New Year Performances 3:00–5:00 PM Theatre
Dinner 5:00–6:00 PM Main Lobby

Co-presented with the Confucius Institute at Stony Brook University.

confucius institute

 

FESTIVAL
Lunar New Year: The Year of Rooster
Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre Lobby

 

they call me q performanceThey Call Me Q
Friday, March 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre

They Call Me Q is the story of a girl from Bombay growing up in the Bronx who seeks a balance between cultural pressures and the desire for acceptance into American culture. Qurrat Ann Kadwani transforms into 13 characters that have shaped her life, including her parents, Caucasian teachers, Puerto Rican classmates, and Indian and African-American friends. Laden with heart and humor, They Call Me Q speaks to the universal search for identity experienced by immigrants of all nationalities.

 

taiko drum performanceTaiko Drumming and Dance Troupe
Performed by Tamagawa University Dance and Taiko Group
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre

One of the top-ranking taiko groups in Japan will perform thundering taiko drumming rhythms accompanied by traditional Japanese dance, with nearly 30 drummers and dancers taking the stage. Tamagawa University Dance and Taiko Group has been touring the world since 1961, visiting Mexico, England, Greece, Canada, Malaysia, Russia, Indonesia, Africa, and the United States. This is their 12th Annual East Coast Tour, which takes them from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia and New York. Tamagawa University Dance and Taiko Group recently won third place in a competition against 450 other groups at the Tokyo International Taiko contest.

 

 

Presented with the support of the Japan Center at SBU.

JCSB

 


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