Warrior Work: Show Up. Tell the Truth.

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 7:30 PM

The Dance Company of Middlebury: Warrior Work: Show Up. Tell the Truth.

Mahaney Arts Center, Dance Theatre

Warrior Work results from research by the company teaching and performing in a variety of communities, using dance as a platform for personal truth–telling and bridge building. Directed by Lida Winfield in collaboration with Aysha Upchurch and the company members. A Dance Program event. Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale January 7. photo: Jonathan Hsu Media

Warrior Work press release

Contact:  Lida Winfield
lwinfield@middlebury.edu
(802) 443-5104

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

The Dance Company of Middlebury Performs their Original Work January 25th and January 26th, 2019

The inter-departmental company explores resiliency through storytelling and dance

 Middlebury, VT - The Dance Company of Middlebury (DCM) will perform their original work, Warrior Work: Show Up. Tell the Truth, the culmination of two semesters of rigorous research, creation, and rich collaboration, in two performances on January 25th and 26th at 7:30 PM at the Mahaney Arts Center Dance Theater, Middlebury College, Vermont.

Under the direction of Visiting Assistant Professor Lida Winfield and in collaboration with guest artist Aysha Upchurch, DCM have been collaborating on the abstract, playful and poignant Warrior Work since September, using dance as a platform for personal truth-telling and bridge-building, exploring the theme of resiliency. They will travel to Boston and Montreal to tour the original work, take classes, and collaborate with other dance students and professional dancers in these cities, before returning to Middlebury for their final performances.

The Dance Company of Middlebury is an advanced pre-professional dance training program open by audition to sophomores through seniors from across the curriculum.  It is a two-semester credit-bearing course.  DCM reinvents itself every year under the direction of a different dance faculty member and guest artist and offers Middlebury students the opportunity to explore collaborative, interdisciplinary, and community engagement projects through dance.  The Dance Company of Middlebury 2018-2019 consists of 12 dancers: Marquise Keyron Adeleye, Katherine Emily Corrigan, Ami Furgang, Caleb Anthony Green, Samantha Julia Kann, Matea Mills-Andruk, Kate Monroe, Maggie Phillips, Kaila Thomas, Martin Troska, Maduabuchukwu Udeh, and Nick Zelle. Warrior Work features an original musical composition by Assistant Professor of Music Matthew Evan Taylor and a senior, Fiona Sullivan.

 Tickets for Warrior Work are $15 for general admission, $12 for Middlebury faculty/staff/alumni, $8 for children under 12, and $6 for Middlebury students.  For tickets, call the Middlebury College Box Office at 802-443-6433 or order online at http://go.middlebury.edu/tickets.

 

The Dance Company of Middlebury In-Progress Showing

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 4:30 PM
Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

The Dance Company of Middlebury, under the direction of Visiting Assistant Professor Lida Winfield and in collaboration with guest artist Aysha Upchurch, is teaching and performing in a variety of communities, using dance as a platform for personal truth–telling and bridge building. This research will culminate in an original evening length work to be performed and toured in January. Come take a sneak peek at “Warrior Work: Show Up. Tell the Truth.” Free

 

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