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  • Kitanodai Ensemble: Gagaku Performance

    Mr. Anzai

    Gagaku is the classical Japanese court music and dance with over a thousand-year history, which was registered as the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO with its historical, and artistic values.

    Solo of the Japanese traditional flute
    by Mr. Anzai
    (former chief conductor of the Music Department of the Imperial Household Agency of Japan)

    Gosechi-no-mai dance
    (accompanied by a traditional song and a dragon flute)

    April 25 | ‘62 Center Dance studio
    Workshop: 4:00-4:45
    Performance: 5:30-6:30
    Reception to follow

  • Refiguring Loss: Jews Remembered Through Amazigh/Arabic Cultural Memory

    Refiguring Loss: Jews Remembered Through Amazigh/Arabic Cultural Memory

    Refiguring Loss: Jews Remembered through Arabic/Amazigh Cultural Memory is a daylong, public workshop that brings together scholars of literature and film from North Africa and the Middle East. Through their engagement with literary and cinematographic works that emerged the predominantly Arabic-speaking world, the participants will discuss how novelists and filmmakers from these areas depict the loss of their Jewish co-citizens in the last sixty years. Ranging from the loss of economic opportunity and cultural diversity to the loss of democracy and plural societies, Jewish emigration from North Africa and the Middle East has had far-reaching consequences, which the workshop will highlight and discuss for an entire day."

    Friday, April 26 from 8:30 am to 6 pm | Oakley Center

  • Photography of Citlali Fabián

    Citlali Fabián

    Mestiza Portrait Series
    February 4 – May 10, 2019 | Hollander Hall 1st and 2nd floor lobbies

    Artist’s talk
    › Opening Reception | March 4 , 4PM | Hollander Hall lobby › March 6, 4PM | Hollander Hall 1st and 2nd floor lobbies

    “Indigeneity” and the Cultural Production of Mexico’s Pueblos Originarios
    A Panel Discussion with Citlali Fabián, Ana Daisy Alonso Ortiz, Isaura de los Santos Mendoza and Amal Eqeiq; moderated by Roxana Blancas-Curiel
    March 5, 7PM | Griffin 7

    I'm from Yalálag Photographic Series
    February 4 – May 10, 2019 | WCMA, Object Lab


The 1st Prize Winners for both Japanese Essay and Speech Contests

The 1st Prize Winners for both Japanese Essay and Speech Contests, 2019

Save (Rattanakorn) Koontaweepunya '21, a JAPN 302 student and prospective astrophysics major, won the first place in College Intermediate Division Essay Contest, and Sonya Carrizales, a senior at Mount Greylock High School and taking JAPN 302 at Williams, also won the first prize in High School Division Speech Contest at The Ninth Annual Japanese Language Contest for New England College and High School Students, organized by the Consulate General of Japan in Boston. The Speech Contest and the Award Ceremony for both essay and speech winners were held on April 6, 2019. Congratulations!