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
Havana, Cuba during Conga Carnaval. Congas are the small percussion ensembles that march in carnaval processions after the larger ensembles called "comparsas." Photo by Elizabeth Batiuk 2009
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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Meet Dr. Rajeeb Chakraborty
Dr. Rajeeb Chakraborty, master of the sarod, arrived on September 10th, 2013 from Kolkata, India to spend the semester as the CWPS artist in residence. While at the University of Michigan, he will participate in a variety of activies! Learn more HERE. This event is presented in collaboration with the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Patient and Family Support Services, the Medical Arts Program, and the Center for South Asian Studies.
Dr. Rajeeb Chakraborty
- Makawalu: The Concert October 30, 2013
- Nrithya Samarchita-Bharatnatyam Performance October 21, 2013
- Taous Claire Khazem Performing the Play "Tizi Ouzou" October 3, 2013
- CWPS Signature Event. "An Evening of Hindustani Classical Music"
- 9:30 PM
- Musicology Lecture Series. "Improvisation on the Sitar: Traditional Knowledge and Free Expression"
Speaker: Professor Sanjoy Bandopadhyay, Rabindra Bharati University
- 6:30 PM
- UMMA After Hours: Mark Stone Trio
- 10:00 PM