Winter 2015 Artist & Scholar in Residency: Kofi Agawu
Dr. Rajeeb Chakraborty, Artist in Residence Fall 2013
Ivororian vocalist and dancer Dobet Gnahoré.
The balafone is a West African accoustic instrument similar to a marimba or xylophone.
Lebanese percussionist Rony Barrak performs during his March, 2012 CWPS artist residency.
The Fontomfrom Drum and Dance Ensemble perform during their March, 2012 CWPS artist residency.
The Voice, Vusi Maladela, steps up to the blackboard in Professor Meilu Ho's class.
Cuban Hip Hop Group Obsesion during their Fall, 2011 Residency with CWPS
Havana, Cuba during Conga Carnaval. Congas are the small percussion ensembles that march in carnaval processions after the larger ensembles called "comparsas." Photo by Elizabeth Batiuk 2009
Bali, Phillipines festival, Photo Antoinette Adiova
Vusi Malasela addresses a class during his Winter, 2012 residency with CWPS.
The Center for World Performance Studies (CWPS) seeks to offer a multidisciplinary space for artists, performers, scholars, and the community for intellectual interactions. The center provides a platform for artistic inspiration and scholarly dialogue about the importance and meaning of performance around the world. Through its work, CWPS strives to bridge the gap between performance and scholarship, increase knowledge of performing arts around the globe, bring into intellectual focus the increasing globalization of the performing arts, and take advantage of the interdisciplinary opportunities at the University of Michigan.