Welcome Catherine Cabeen


Catherine Cabeen will join the Middlebury Dance Faculty as Assistant Professor in Contemporary Dance and Choreography, beginning fall 2012. Catherine is artistic director of Catherine Cabeen and Company in Seattle, WA and former dancer with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. She received her MFA in Dance from the University of Washington, and is particularly interested in scholarship relating to dance history and gender studies. She will be teaching advanced technique and choreography in the fall and choreographing for the Dance Company of Middlebury. Welcome Catherine!


Winter Performances

PUSH: Moving History Forward
The Dance Company of Middlebury 2011-2012 season

January 27-28 Friday, Saturday  8:00 p.m.       Tickets: $12/10/6
Mahaney Center Dance Theatre

The Dance Company of Middlebury explores the roots of American dance forms: Swing, Contact Improvisation, Hip Hop and Modern Dance. Guest artists Teena Marie Custer and Nicholas Leichter and Artist in Residence Tiffany Rhynard contribute pieces to the concert. Davis Anderson ’13, Sarah Chapin ’12, Jeremy Cline ’11.5, Cameron McKinney ’14, James Moore ’12, Jill Moshman ’14, Rachel Nuñez ’14, Hannah Pierce ’13, and Alexandra Vasquez ’12 comprise the company.

Come see how this current generation translates historic forms into a new vision of dance for the 21st century. Sponsored by the Dance Program and the Committee on the Arts. Post-performance discussion and reception following Friday’s performance

Winter Term Events

Winter Term Events

January 18              Yoga Philosophy

Wednesday               2:00-4:00 p.m. FREE
Mahaney Center Room 109

Lecture and discussion with Russell Comstock, Metta Earth Yoga. Come dressed to move as well as to listen.


January 25              Food and You: Stories To Live By

Wednesday               7:00 p.m.   FREE
The Orchard (Room 103), The Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest

Workshop and discussion with Andrea Olsen and Sabina Holloway.

December 8 Informal showing of the Dance Company of Middlebury’s PUSH: Moving History Forward

Thursday 4:30 p.m. Mahaney CFA Dance Theatre
DCM will show and discuss the progress they’ve made in constructing a diverse concert of works for formal performance at Middlebury in January and later on tour to Philadelphia, PA. Supported in part by a grant from the Committee on the Arts, the company is exploring the roots of American dance forms: Swing, Contact Improvisation, Hip-Hop, and Modern Dance. Guest choreographers Teena Marie Custer and Nicholas Leichter will contribute new pieces to the company’s repertory which is under the artistic direction of Artist in Residence Tiffany Rhynard. FREE.

December 7 Taking Flight

Wednesday 4:30 p.m. Mahaney CFA Dance Theatre
A “lightly produced” showing of dance experiments by the new batch of choreographers emerging from the Advanced Beginning Dance course, facilitated by Artist in Residence Tiffany Rhynard. FREE.

Fall Dance Concert

December 2 & 3
Friday & Saturday
8:00 p.m.
Mahaney CFA Dance Theatre

Advanced student choreographers explore the impacts of theatrical lighting on new work created under the direction of Christal Brown, Visiting Lecturer in Dance, and Jennifer Ponder, lighting designer. Brown will choreograph the annual Newcomer's Piece, a platform for fresh talent in the dance program.

Tickets: $12/10/6

DCM Proyecto Republica Dominicana

May 4, 2011

We're back!
The Dance Company of Middlebury has just completed an
unforgettable tour to the Dominican Republic, filled with classes,
performances, and exchanges with kids, performers, and fellow artists. We've
documented our trip in many ways: a blog, television features, picture
exchanges with new friends on Facebook! Stay tuned for a video of highlights
from our tour in the next few weeks. In the meantime, we'd love to share
these pictures with you!

Program in Dance

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