Archives for "Asia"


March 22, 2006 12:00 am

World Music Weekend explores an Indian epic

Featuring the college gamelan orchestra and a Cambodian music and dance troupe, this year’s World Music Weekend at Bates College takes place Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Titled “The Ramayana in Southeast Asia,” the weekend explores adaptations of the ancient, seminal epic from India titled “Ramayana.”


March 13, 2006 2:12 pm

Bates Hillel to screen 'Another Road Home' as part of MJFF

Another Road Home, an award-winning documentary in English by Israeli filmmaker Danae Elon chronicling her search for the Palestinian man who cared for her as a child, will be screened as part of the 2006 Maine Jewish Film Festival at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, in Room 105 of the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, Bates College. The public is invited to the screening, co-sponsored by Bates Hillel and Temple Shalom Synagogue-Center, Auburn, free of charge. Seating is limited. For more information, e-mail Cali Lanza-Weil at this


January 19, 2006 4:13 pm

Sangai Asia presents 'Asian Night Performance'

Sangai Asia, a student group at Bates College that promotes Asian and Asian American awareness, identity and fellowship, presents a cultural extravaganza titled “Asian Night Performance” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, in Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St. The public is invited to attend at no charge. For more information, please call Bates student organizer Khoa Pham at 207-777-7811.


October 5, 2005 3:52 pm

Fulbright scholar examines Muslim world during Bates residency

Ijaz Shafi Gilani, an expert on Pakistani public opinion and international relations, visits Bates College from Oct. 3 through Nov. 11. A Fulbright visiting specialist with the “Direct Access to the Muslim World” program, Gilani is professor and dean of the faculty of social sciences at International Islamic University in Islamabad, Pakistan. He also heads Gallup Pakistan, an opinion and marketing research firm.


July 26, 2005 9:42 am

Bebe Miller Company previews 'Landing/Place' at Bates Dance Festival

The Bates Dance Festival presents BESSIE Award-winning choreographer Bebe Miller’s Landing/Place, a highly kinetic, visually captivating work for five dancers using dance for the camera, interactive digital media and performance, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30, at Schaeffer Theatre. Tickets are $18/$12 (students and seniors) and may be purchased by calling 207-786-6161 after July 9. (This production is appropriate for an audience of all ages.)


March 18, 2005 1:29 pm

Leading trade expert to advocate globalization

A recent adviser to the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, and University Professor at Columbia University, Jagdish Bhagwati will give a lecture titled, “Globalization: Why It Has a Human Face,” Thursday, March 31, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.


March 16, 2005 12:49 pm

Performances reflect cultures of China, Russia, Indonesia

A concert of Indonesian music and dance, a play by the Russian master Anton Chekhov and an afternoon of classical Chinese opera will open windows onto the world for audiences at Bates College during the next week and a half.


March 3, 2005 10:47 am

World Music Weekend features gamelan, steel pans, African drumming

Offering music from Caribbean, Indonesian and African traditions, this year’s World Music Weekend at Bates takes place Friday through Sunday, March 4-6, in the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St.


March 2, 2005 9:36 am

Vietnamese victim and plaintiff to discuss historic Agent Orange case

Dr. Phan Thi Phi Phi, one of three Vietnamese plaintiffs in a lawsuit against American chemical manufacturers, and Susan Hammond, deputy director of the New York-based Fund for Reconciliation and Development, will discuss this historic case in a lecture titled “Agent Orange: A New Vietnam War” Thursday, March 3, in Chase Hall Lounge.


February 9, 2005 3:19 pm

Students offer fifth annual 'Vagina Monologues'

Olga Osadchaya, a Bates College senior, directs the college’s fifth annual production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” in 8 p.m. performances Friday, Feb. 11, and Sunday, Feb. 13, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St., Lewiston.