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  • Blended Senses: Synesthesia in Music, Art, Literature and Fashion

    Blended Senses: Synesthesia in Music, Art, Literature and Fashion

    February 22, 2017
    Synesthesia is a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sense automatically leads to involuntary experience in another. Assistant Professor Leslie Amper will offer a multi-media recital/lecture featuring composers and artists with synesthesia. The recital, featuring music by Mozart, Liszt, Ligeti, Beach and Scriabin, will be followed by a discussion about synesthesia and its effect on the artists.
    Woolley Room, Mary Lyon Hall, 7:30 p.m.
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  • Island Moving Company presents A Collection of Attitudes

    Island Moving Company presents A Collection of Attitudes

    February 25, 2017 Island Moving Company’s (IMC) dancers use their classical ballet training to explore innovative collaborations with passion—“fusing conceptual risk with technical prowess” (Lewis Segal, LA Times). For this special appearance, the Newport-based company presents a repertory program featuring works by IMC’s Artistic Director Miki Ohlsen, as well as other Rhode Island choreographers, plus the premiere of a new work for the full company by Puerto Rican choreographer Rodney Rivera. Tickets are required but are free of charge. For information and reservations, contact the Watson Box Office at 508-286-3575 or by email at boxoffice@wheatoncollege.edu.
    Weber Theatre, Watson Fine Arts, 7:30 p.m.
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  • Clave & Blues

    Clave & Blues

    March 1, 2017
    An authentic Cuban sound mixed with other contemporary influences has earned local band Clave & Blues a significant following across New England. The group includes professional musicians from Berklee College of Music and is directed by Cuban pianist Anibal Cruz, who graduated from the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba and currently studies at Berklee.
    Emerson Dining Hall, 8:00 p.m.
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  • Readings by the Author: Joanna Klink

    March 2, 2017
    Klink will read from her fourth book of poems, Excerpts from a Secret Prophecy, which was published by Penguin in 2015. Her poetry has also been published in The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth Century Poetry, as well as Poetry magazine and Ploughshares. She is currently a visiting professor at Williams College.
    May Room, Mary Lyon Hall, 5:00 p.m.
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  • Gallery Opening: Wheaton Biennial 2017 Printmaking Reimagined

    March 2, 2017
    Wheaton’s third biennial exhibition examines the boundaries of printmaking, showcasing work by 61 artists from 30 states, Canada and Sweden, including sculpture, video, installation and a wide range of prints using all kinds of techniques and materials. The exhibition runs March 1-April 10, please note the galleries will be closed March 11-19 for spring break.
    Haas Concourse & Lobby, Watson Fine Arts, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
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  • New Plays Festival 2017

    New Plays Festival 2017

    March 4 & 5, 2017
    Longer form plays—written, directed and performed by Wheaton students—will be showcased over one weekend at our annual festival.
    Kresge Experimental Theatre, Watson Fine Arts, 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m each day
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  • Blended Senses II

    Blended Senses II

    March 7, 2017
    Wheaton student pianists will offer a companion recital to Leslie Amper’s synesthesia program, featuring work by composers who experienced color as they heard and wrote music.
    Woolley Room, Mary Lyon Hall, 5:00 p.m.
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