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"Is Being Seen Enough": recording online!


Is Being Seen Enough

Recorded, online 

Is being seen enough? is The Dance Company of Middlebury’s culminating performance of Spring ’21. This work weaves together stories of resilience as we are arriving to, excavate, and celebrate embodiment and collectivity, marking this unique and challenging moment in human history. This evening-length work is performed by: Akwasi Agyeman, Lí Buzzard, John Cambefort, Bobbi Finkelstein, Rena Gao, Sam Kann, Hannah Laga Abram, Kevin Park, Graham Shelor, Kaila Thomas, Liv Weisel, and Chloe Zinn. The score was performed live by Deborah Felmeth and Ron Rost. This year, the Dance Company of Middlebury is directed by Assistant Professor of Dance Laurel Jenkins with guest artists Maria Garcia (LA), Meena Murugesan (LA), and David Thomson (NYC).  A recording of this show can be viewed here


The Dance Company of Middlebury presents, “Night Dances” on Battell Beach

NEW DATE and TIME!

Monday April 19, 2021 at 7:45pm and 8:30pm
Battell Beach tent

Each of the twelve Dance Company of Middlebury members present nine short works at night in projections and portable lights. Free, limited audience capacity, so register here to reserve an in-person spot. The performance will be available to view on the MiddDance Youtube channel. Sponsored by the Dance Program

 


Dance Company of Middlebury’s site specific happening

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 5:30pm
McCullough Quad

The Dance Company of Middlebury presents work developed collaboratively in coursework over January and spring, investigating the impact of differing sites on watching and participating in a collective creative experience. Free. Contact dance@middlebury.edu for further details.

Sponsored by: Dance Company of Middlebury

“What holds you? on loop” performed by the Dance Company of Middlebury

“What holds you? on loop”

performed by the Dance Company of Middlebury

Friday, March 26,, 2021, from 7:30-9:00 pm 

MAC Dance Theater

The Dance Company of Middlebury (DCM) invites you to their first performance of spring ‘21. “What holds you? on loop” is an original installation submerging the audience and performers in layers of movement, text, projection, sound, and costume. Blending set material and improvisation, DCM will create a unique piece for each of four time slots at 7:30, 7:50, 8:10, and 8:30 pm. The work is performed by: Akwasi Agyeman, Lí Buzzard, John Cambefort, Bobbi Finkelstein, Rena Gao, Sam Kann, Hannah Laga Abram, Kevin Park, Graham Shelor, Kaila Thomas, Liv Weisel, and Chloe Zinn. A live sound score will be performed by Deborah Felmeth and Ron Rost. This year, the Dance Company of Middlebury is directed by Assistant Professor of Dance Laurel Jenkins with guest artists Maria Garcia (LA), Meena Murugesan (LA), and David Thomson (NYC). Free, in-person attendance will be limited by capacity, so reserve your viewing slot here. Sponsored by the Dance Program. The performance will also be live streamed on the MiddDance Youtube channel here.

Please note, the performance includes saturated colored lights and projections, including rapidly flashing lights and flickering images. 


Embodied Happenings

Embodied Happenings
Dance Company of Middlebury, 2021

What: Dance Company of Middlebury (DCM)
Where: Remote J-Term and In-Person Spring, MAC Dance Theater, at Middlebury College
When: J-Term and Spring Semesters, 2021
Who: This year, DCM is open to freshmen through seniors deeply interested in the practice of dancing. Participants must participate in both semesters and be on campus this Spring.
How: To apply, write a one-page letter of intent that describes your history as a mover/artist and your specific interest in joining DCM 2021. Send this to Assistant Professor of Dance, Laurel Jenkins laurelj@middlebury.edu no later than Friday, November 13th.

The Dance Company of Middlebury (DCM) is a credit-bearing course, open by application this year to freshmen through seniors. DCM requires two semesters (J-Term and Spring) of participation for two academic credits. In the Spring, DCM meets in person M-Th afternoons.

This year 2021, DCM will be directed by Assistant Professor and Chair of Dance, Laurel Jenkins, with renowned guest artists who specialize in performance, media arts, costume design, and arts administration. Laurel Jenkins is a dancer and choreographer involved in interdisciplinary dialogues in the realms of contemporary dance, opera, music, and theater. She engages with the choreographic process as a radical space for reimagining our collective human experience. See http://www.laureljenkins.com/ for more information.

We live in a time of deep change, disruption, and uncertainty that demands innovation and collaboration across our differences. “Embodied Happenings” is a training immersion program involving Middlebury students in the collective process of making original performance work with working professionals. Our remote J-Term will focus on intensive research with the guest artists to articulate our collective questions, devise strategies for dance making, building solo and group phrase material, constructing costumes, and making media collages to be used for performance projections. The Spring will involve continued work with the guest artists as we engage in intensive physical training, choreographic development, and performing. In the Spring, DCM participants will create a number of site-specific performances and virtual events to infuse the campus with Embodied Happenings. We will create performance happenings for the Dance Theater and throughout campus. Some performances will travel across campus, some will utilize projection at night, some will involve costume, duration, and storytelling. Our aim is to invent multiple performance modalities and tour our work across campus this spring. 

Dance Department

Mahaney Center for the Arts
72 Porter Field Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753