Upcoming 2015-16 Events

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Sep 18, 2015 – Jan 15, 2016: A celebration of the human form and its connection with spirituality and storytelling.

Through an exciting collaboration between the Quick Center for the Arts and the Walsh Art Gallery, DANCE is a celebration of the human form and its connection with spirituality and storytelling.

DANCE: Marc Mellon, Jane Sutherland and Philip Trager
September 18, 2015 – January 15, 2016
This exhibition is free and open to the public Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and one hour prior to events at the Quick Center.

DANCE: Marc Mellon, Jane Sutherland and Philip Trager will explore the rich relationship between the sister arts of dance, sculpture, painting and photography at the Walsh Art Gallery. This dynamic exhibition will feature sculpture by Marc Mellon, paintings by Jane Sutherland, and photographs by Philip Trager. Each of these Connecticut-based artists has had distinguished careers with notable exhibitions across the country.


Please note, all events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Opening Reception
Thursday, September 17, 2015, 6 – 8 p.m.
Join us for a works-in-progress showing of “The Dancing Room” by Adele Myers and Dancers at the Quick Center.

Gallery Talks with the artists
Walsh Art Gallery at 5:00 p.m.
Jane Sutherland – Monday, September 21
Philip Trager – Wednesday, October 21
Marc Mellon – Tuesday, November 10

Panel Discussion
Monday, October 5 at 5:30 p.m.
Wien Experimental Theatre

As part of Fairfield University’s Celebration for the Arts, panelists will include faculty and guests artists: Carol Ann Davis, Marti LoMonaco, Jane Sutherland and David Dorfman, and will be moderated by Peter Van Heerden.


EVIDENCE / Ronald K. Brown
Friday, October 16, 2015 at 8 p.m.
$45, $35, $30 |$5 Fairfield University students

Hailed as a “modern dance savior” by the New York Times, Ronald K. Brown fuses the form and rhythm of African dance with contemporary choreography to create movement that is as much soulful as it is energizing.

David Dorfman Dance
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 8 p.m.
$45, $35, $30 |$5 Fairfield University students

The company will present their most recent work, the sprawling, athletic Come, and Back Again, an evening-length elegiac exploration of loss and survival, beauty and love and resilience and life – and its mess.

Emily Coates and Sarah Demers
Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 5 p.m.
Wien Experimental Theatre
$25 |$5 Fairfield University students

As part of our It’s a Woman’s World festival, we present the engaging work of Yale professor Emily Coates in collaboration with particle physicist Sarah Demers.

Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 3 p.m.
$55, $45, $40 | $5 Fairfield University students

Bursting with festive holiday spirit, legendary choreographer and world renowned dance sensation Savion Glover brings dance, rhythm and music to all-time holiday favorites from around the world!

Open VISIONS Forum
Judith Jamison
“Choreographing the Dance of My Career: Challenges and Triumphs”
Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 3 p.m.
$45 | $5 Fairfield University students

A legendary icon in the world of performing arts, Judith Jamison is known for her work as dancer, choreographer, and ultimately the artistic director of the acclaimed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Thank you for the support of the following organizations:

Connecticut Humanities, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, supports cultural and historic organizations that tell the state’s stories, build community and enrich lives.

EVIDENCE / Ronald K. Brown funded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies.