The Forgotten Empress
The Forgotten Empress is a dynamic dance drama based on the history and life of Empress Noor Jahan, exploring her strength and influence in 17th-century Mughal India and how she maintained her delicate power in a male-dominated empire, only to be almost forgotten in the latter years of her life and in death. Through an enthralling performance of South Asian classical dance, live music, multimedia, and theater, acclaimed Kathak artist Farah Yasmeen Shaikh, director Matthew Spangler, and musical director Salar Nader, along with their team of world-class musicians and actors, deliver the spectrum of emotions, relationships, and occurrences surrounding this powerful woman. Reservations will be required and available here.
This event will be livestreamed via https://www.wellesley.edu/live
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.
May 5–May 9, 2 PMChamber Music Society Spring Concerts
Come enjoy an evening of chamber music in a comfortable setting!Event Date:Repeats every week every Sunday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday until Thu May 09 2019.Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 2:00pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 - 2:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 - 2:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 - 2:00pm
Apr 6, 2–4 PMCarillon: Spring Recital and Open Tower
Guest carillonneurs will perform on the Wellesley College carillon. Wellesley College Guild of Carillonneurs carries on the tradition of bell ringing, which began when the carillon was first installed in 1931. Guest carillonneurs will perform.Event Date:Saturday, April 6, 2019 -2:00pm to 4:00pm
Apr 10, 1–2:15 PM
May 5–May 9, 2 PM