Ivororian vocalist and dancer Dobet Gnahoré.
The balafone is a West African accoustic instrument similar to a marimba or xylophone.
Lebanese percussionist Rony Barrak performs during his March, 2012 CWPS artist residency.
The Fontomfrom Drum and Dance Ensemble perform during their March, 2012 CWPS artist residency.
The Voice, Vusi Maladela, steps up to the blackboard in Professor Meilu Ho's class.
Cuban Hip Hop Group Obsesion during their Fall, 2011 Residency with CWPS
Conga, Carnaval by Elizabeth Batiuk
Bali, Phillipines festival, Photo Antoinette Adiova
Vusi Malasela addresses a class during his Winter, 2012 residency with CWPS.
Brebes, Indonesian shadow puppetry Performance, Photo Carrie Morris
Japanese dance (Butoh) lecture demonstration, Photo Rob Milgrin
Encouraging intercultural dialogue
through the arts
The Center for World Performance Studies (CWPS) seeks to unite artists, performers, scholars and the community through the international language of the arts. The center provides a platform for artistic inspiration and scholarly dialogue about the importance and meaning of performance around the world. Through its work, CWPS strives to bridge the gap between performance and scholarship; increase knowledge of performing arts around the globe; bring into intellectual focus the increasing globalization of the performing arts, and; take advantage of the interdisciplinary opportunities at the University of Michigan.
Images from Recent CWPS Artist Residencies
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On Deck for Fall 2013
Dr. Rejeeb Chakraborty, master of the sarod, will travel from Kolkata, India to spend the semester as CWPS artist in residence. This event is presented in collaboration with the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Patient and Family Support Services.
Dr. Rejeeb Chakraborty