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2014-2015 Dance Calendar

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Untitled Elegy, photo by Steve Clarke

 
September 18, Thursday

NC Dances VT
featuring work by Van Dyke Dance Group,
Paul Besaw, and Christal Brown

7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Professor emeritus and former Chair of Dance at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Jan Van Dyke knows both Paul Besaw and Christal Brown as former students. Now living, working, and leading their respective dance programs at UVM and Middlebury College, Besaw and Brown contribute the unique artistic approaches they have developed since their days in Greensboro to this rich gathering of dance. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Tickets: SOLD OUT


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October 15, Wednesday

Master Class: Hip Hop | Street Style Dance with Keanu Forrest Brady

10:00 – 11:30 AM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Explore a hybrid hip hop style that is a combination of breaking, house, hip hop, modern dance, tutting, and any flavor of style you want to add. Work on your hip hop technique and condition the mind and body to tune in to unique foot work, flexibility, inversions, floor work, and articulation of the joints. Come explore your musicality in this blend of styles, inspired by the roots of Salt Lake City hip hop artists. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free


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October 18, Saturday

Shroud: Dancing Digital Masculinity
An Evening of Digitally-Integrated Dance Works by Scotty Hardwig

6:30 PM (Doors open at 6:15), Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

In an evening showing of new and repertory dance works, 2014-15 Artist-in-Residence in Dance Scotty Hardwig presents technologically-integrated live performances and screen dances including of dead boys and blind men (2014), Shroud (2013), and more, featuring guest performer, Keanu Forrest Brady. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free

Photo by Alan Kimara Dixon

 

November 21-22, Friday-Saturday

Fall Dance Concert

8:00 p.m. each evening, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

This evening of new dance works showcases the choreography of emerging student dance artists at the intermediate and advanced levels, and the annual Newcomers’ Piece, choreographed by Scotty Hardwig. Please join us for a dynamic evening of ideas in motion! Directed by Christal Brown in collaboration with the choreographers. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Tickets: $12/10/6


December 3, Wednesday

Taking Flight

4:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

A “lightly produced” showing of dance experiments by the new batch of choreographers emerging from the Advanced Beginning Dance course,facilitated by Assistant Professor Tzveta Kassabova. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free

 

December 3, Wednesday

Dance History Presentations

7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Dance History students will present individual research of dance scholarship framed in aesthetics, history, culture and social representation. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free

 

December 4, Thursday

Auditions for Spring 2015 Faculty Projects

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Middlebury College students are invited to audition to perform in new works by the dance faculty, which includes Christal Brown, Tzveta Kassabova, Scotty Hardwig and Trebien Pollard. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free

 
January 23-24, Friday-Saturday

Dance Company of Middlebury

8:00 p.m. each evening, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Each year, students work intensively with an artistic director to create a body of works for performance at Middlebury and on tour. Visiting Assistant Professor Trebien Pollard shares his poignant artistic perspective as director of the 2015 Dance Company of Middlebury. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Tickets: $12/$10/$6

 

February 26, Thursday

Faculty Dance Concert

8:00 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

The Dance Program offers an introduction and welcome to the multi-faceted talents of our new faculty members Tzveta Kassabova, Trebien Pollard, and Scotty Hardwig, joined by Christal Brown. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Tickets: $12/10/6

 

March 6-7, Friday-Saturday

Sola, an evening of solo dances

8 p.m. each evening, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

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Dance Linkages and Middlebury College present Sola, an evening of solo dances. Choreographed for and by women, and curated by University of South Florida assistant professor Andee Scott, the performance showcases the work of choreographers from around the country including Middlebury College Assistant Professor of Dance Tzveta Kassabova (Vermont), Amy Chavasse (Michigan), Pam Pietro (New York), Mary Williford-Shade (Texas), and Bliss Kohlmyer and Andee Scott (Florida). Tickets: $12/10/6

 

May 1-2, Friday-Saturday

Senior Thesis Concert: Stevie Durocher, Doug LeCours,
Sarae Snyder, Afi Yellow-Duke

8:00 p.m. each evening, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Four seniors examine the intersection of contemporary choreography with their varied additional disciplines—creative writing, literature, sociology, and Chinese—to create an evening as diverse and layered as their intellectual pursuits. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Tickets: $12/10/6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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All events listed are open to the public and are FREE unless otherwise indicated. For further information, call 802.443.3136. To join the MCA's electronic mailing list, visit http://www.middlebury.edu/arts/news/artsmail_subscribe

Tickets and information available at the Box Offices: Mahaney Center for the Arts and McCullough Student Center (802) 443.MIDD (6433)

Complimentary Tickets Policy

Before each show, Debby Anderson emails everyone in a dance or theatre class so they can order comps.

Majors are entitled to 2 tickets to a departmental dance concert.

Everyone in a dance or theatre class may get a total of 1 comp ticket.

If a student is participating in a dance, they can get a total of 2 tickets.

Tickets are NOT cumulative - each student can receive only up to 2 tickets per show, no matter their involvement.

The only exception is if the student is doing their Senior Work - Debby will work with the student directly for up to 4 tickets per performance.

If the student has any questions about the policy, email Debby Anderson (danderso@middlebury.edu).