The Week Ender: Happenings April 19-21

The Week Ender appears every Thursday in YaleNews and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university.


Yaledancers Spring Show

Check out the moves of the university’s oldest dance company when members perform their spring show, featuring a variety of styles including ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, musical theater, and modern dance. The show will contine through Sunday. Tickets: $5-$10. ECA Dance Space, 55 Audubon St. 8 p.m.

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Yazidi Genocide: Prosecution, Protection, Preservation

Attend a symposium that will examine the challenges facing the Yazidi people in the wake of the attempted genocide against the Yazidi initiated by ISIL in 2014. Free; registration required. Watson Center, 60 Sachem St. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

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Experience a new play by Donja R. Love, which portrays the aftermath of a church bombing in the Jim Crow South in which four little girls are killed. Performances will also be held on Saturday. Tickets: $12-$25. Yale Cabaret, 217 Park St. 8 p.m.

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Yale Student Film Festival

Catch one of the films selected from over 1,000 submissions, including experimental shorts, narrative shorts, documentary shorts, and Yale senior thesis films. Free. Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Road, Hamden. Various times.

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Central Javanese Gamelan Music Concert

Immerse yourself in the unique sounds of Gamelan music, which consists of smooth, “impressionistic” tone clusters and complex intertwining rhythms and textures, performed on bronze instruments — horizontal and vertical gongs and metallophones — as well as stringed instruments, flutes, drums, and voices. Free. Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect St. 7:30-9 p.m.

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D-Man in the Waters

Enjoy a re-staging of a seminal work by choreographer Bill T. Jones, performed by student members of the Yale Dance Theater. Free; reservations recommended. Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School Theater, 177 College St. 1 p.m.

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Some Interviews on Personal Matters

View a screening of what is considered the first feminist film of Soviet cinema, a mixture of documentary and social-psychological drama — and the first movie to mention Stalin’s camps. Free. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. 7-9 p.m.

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Art in Focus: Blue

Join a docent-led tour of the special exhibition that uses the color blue to trace a visual and material history of British exploration, trade, and colonialism. Free. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 1-2 p.m.

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Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppetry) Performance

Discover Javanese wayang performance, which embodies artistic and spiritual practices and values, providing entertainment and engaging society with current events through social commentary. This event, which features talks by faculty and students, will explore the issue of deforestation and other environmental concerns in Indonesia. Free. Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect St. 7:30-10 p.m.

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