Arts Blog

  • A scene from Nature: A Walking Play.
    September 30, 2015

    Walk with Nature (and Emerson/Thoreau) in Cowling Arboretum

    Nature, an original outdoor production TigerLion Arts is performing in Cowling Arboretum this weekend, will be unlike anything audience members have ever seen.

  • September 21, 2015

    Music from Mali - KASSE MADY DIABATE

    For almost half a Century Kassé Mady Diabaté has been recognized as one of West Africa’s finest singers. He is a descendant of the most distinguished griot family of the ancient Manding Empire, the Diabatés of Kéla; his name, alongside other griot legends Toumani Diabaté and Bassékou Kouyaté, is equivalent to musical royalty in Mali. Kassé Mady has played a part in the most innovative moments in Malian music over the past five decades, first in his own country and later with landmark international collaborations. More info...

  • September 17, 2015

    Big Dance Weekend at Weitz

    The Fall kicks off in a big way this weekend with performances by two visiting companies. On Friday, September 18, TimeTrack Productions presents their new work THE RULES OF THE CROWD; on Sunday, September 20, Sossy Mechanics present their high-spirited dance/theatre piece TRICK BOXING. More info...

  • September 15, 2015


    This Fall Carleton is bringing a terrific traveling theatre production to campus called NATURE: A WALKING PLAY. Based on the lives and work of Emerson and Thoreau, the play will be performed outdoors in the Arb on October 3 and 4.

    We are recruiting a volunteer chorus to be a part of the performances. The chorus sings throughout the performance and also helps guide the audience from one location to the next. A great opportunity to be outdoors, to perform alongside professional theatre artists, and to be a part of a truly remarkable theatrical experience. Singers of all ages and all abilities are welcome!

    Performances are October 3 and 4, with a few rehearsals in advance of those dates. For more information and to volunteer to be a part of this, please email Steve Richardson.