Complimentary subscription to all Navaratri festival events for the Class of 2026!

Wesleyan’s 46th annual Navaratri festival celebrates the diversity of Indian art and culture. This year’s festival includes a documentary film screening, a visual arts exhibition, music and dance performances, dance workshops, and a music lecture. All students in the Class of 2026 are eligible for a complimentary subscription to all festival events!

Your Navaratri Festival subscription includes free tickets to all four ticketed performances below. To receive your free tickets, you must bring your WesID to the Wesleyan University Box Office, located on the first floor of the Usdan University Center at 45 Wyllys Avenue, and select which events you would like to attend. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 11am to 3pm.

Offer ends Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 3pm.

Film Screening: “The Other Song”

Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 7pm

Powell Family Cinema, The Jeanine Basinger Center for Film Studies, 301 Washington Terrace, Middletown, Connecticut

The Connecticut premiere screening of the documentary “The Other Song” will be followed by a Zoom conversation with Director Saba Dewan based in India.

B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India

Friday, September 30, 2022 at 7pm

Crowell Concert Hall

Vocalist and Adjunct Associate Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan will be joined by Adjunct Associate Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam.

Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan

Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 7pm

Crowell Concert Hall

World-renowned sitar virtuoso Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan belongs to the seventh generation of an influential musical lineage.

Dance Performance: Nrithya Pillai

Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 2pm

Crowell Concert Hall

Nrithya Pillai is an acclaimed performer and activist from the hereditary community of South India’s former courtesan artists. This is her New England debut performance.

Please visit the Center for the Arts website to see all nine events taking place as part of the Navaratri Festival.