Middlebury

 

Winter 2013

 

Samuel Bakkabulindi Residency January 12-18

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January 12 
Percussion & Dance Explosion! with Ugandan Master Drummer/Dancer Samuel Bakkabulindi

Saturday 8:00 p.m.
McCullough Social Space

Featuring Damascus Kafumbe of the Music Department and Christal Brown of the Dance Program.  Bring any percussion instrument! Come ready to play and dance! Free – All are welcome.

January 15
Sound, Movement, and Ethnicity in Uganda

Tuesday 4:30 p.m.
Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 221

Presentation by Ugandan Master Drummer/Dancer Samuel Bakkabulindi

January 18
Dance and Drum Workshop:
Doing it the Ugandan Way! with Samuel Bakkabulindi

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

All events are sponsored by the Department of Music , the African Studies Program, the Dance Program, the Rohatyn Center
for International Affairs, the Office of the Dean of the College, the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity, and Academic Enrichment.

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January 16
Environmental Sustainability in China through a Creative Lens

Wednesday 7:00-8:30 p.m.
The Orchard at Franklin Environmental Center

Miriam Nielsen ’14 presents an informal look at her research and study in Shanghai’s East China Normal University/NYU in Shanghai, including travel by bicycle in Guangxi Province. Come see photographs, short video clips, and engage conversation about sustainability and artmaking in China. Miriam is an Environmental Studies major, with a Creative Arts Focus in Film and Media Culture. Funded by a Middlebury College/Mellon-
Foundation Research Grant, advised by Professor Andrea Olsen.

January 25–26
Dance Company of Middlebury Premiere: Simply Light
30th Anniversary Performance and Tour

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

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Saturday only: 7:00 p.m. discussion of DCM’s history with Victor Nuovo,
Andrew Wentink, and Andrea Olsen; stay after the performance for reception and dance party!

     Visual artist James Turrell states that all light comes from something burning. In Simply Light, the vitality of the performers matches the vibrancy of the choreography to illuminate through inner and outer light. The 30th anniversary repertory season features choreographers whose collaboration with the company spans three decades: Artistic Director Andrea Olsen and Peter Schmitz/since 1982, Paul Matteson ’00/alum, Catherine Cabeen/new faculty, and current student Cameron McKinney ’14 presenting a hip hop suite with original video projections. Guest performer Paul Matteson dances a solo created by Schmitz.

       Dynamic company members include Doug LeCours ’15, Jessica Lee ’13, Cameron McKinney ’14, Hannah Pierce ’13, Sarae Snyder ’15, and Meredith White ’15. Lighting is by Jennifer Ponder, celebrating her 15th year with the company. Composers include Kane Mathis, Michael Chorney, and David Darling. DCM will tour to Smith College, San Francisco and the Monterey Institute for International Studies following the Middlebury College premiere.

Sponsored in part by the Middlebury College Arts Council.
Tickets: $12/10/6; on sale January 7.

January 29
Informal Showing: Locations

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

Join us for a showing of movement experiments from the Winter Term course, Dancing and Dance Making, taught by visiting artist Peter Schmitz.