Movement Matters Master Class with Ricarrdo Valentine

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 12:00PM
Mahaney Arts Center, Studio 109

Ricarrdo Valentine uses art as a vehicle for activism. His education includes Urban Bush Women: Summer Leadership Institute, Bates Dance Festival and Earl Mosely Institute of the Arts. He has presented his choreography at Bates Dance Festival, Brooklyn Museum, El Museo de Barro and LaGuardia Community College. Ricarrdo continues to collaborate and work with Christal Brown/INspirit, Edisa Weeks/Delirious Dance, Paloma McGregor, Dante Brown/Warehouse Dance, Malcolm Low/Formal Structure, Jill Sigman/Thinkdance, Ni'Ja Whitson-Adebanjo/NWA project, Andre Zachary/RPG, Emily Berry/B3W and Barak ade Soliel. He is the co-founder of Brother(hood) Dance! In addition, Ricarrdo is the 2015 Dance/USA DILT mentee and 2015/16 Dancing While Black Fellow. Free. More at

Middlebury Xtended Reality Expo

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 1:30pm
Mahaney Arts Center, Dance Theatre

An exploration of the uses of virtual and augmented reality at Middlebury. At the Expo you will be able to interact with simulations, including blends of physical and digital technology, observe a motion-capture performance, and talk with others about their experiences. Some of the projects included will be the Sea Level Rise Explorer, the Sandbox, and Representations of the Apocalypse. The Expo will conclude with a discussion about the possibilities of XR technologies for Middlebury. All interest levels are welcome. Sponsored by DLINQ and the Dance Program. More info at go/xrexpo. Free

Field Trip to the Flynn Theatre

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 8:00 PM
Field Trip to the Flynn Theatre
van transportation leaves Mahaney Arts Center at 6:30 PM

Bring $10 to the dance office by February 18 to reserve your ticket to see Hot Brown Honey in Burlington. Look for a sign up sheet posted in the dance hallway. Serving up an audacious platter of dance, comedy, striptease, and song, the sweetly acidic Hot Brown Honey harks back to the delicious clownery of Josephine Baker while packing a punch of hip-hop politics. From the simmering shores of “Polynesia,” where tropical stripteases skewer dusky maiden fantasies, to the life of a single mother who just happens to be a DJ, Hot Brown Honey undresses sticky topics in an explosion of color, culture, and controversy. Fighting the power has never tasted so sweet. Photo: Dylan Evans


Senior Thesis Dance Concert

Friday–Saturday, May 3-4, 2019
7:30 PM each evening, Mahaney Arts Center, Dance Theatre

Senior dance majors Caleb Green ’19.5, Lucy Grinnan ’19.5, and Maggie Phillips ’19 examine the intersection of contemporary choreography with their varied additional disciplines to create an evening as diverse and layered as their intellectual pursuits. Each choreographer will present works that probe the audience’s creative mind and offer a re-imagining of a time, a world, a story. A Dance Program event. Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd student; on sale April 15. 

Taking Flight: Advanced Beginning Dance Showing

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 5:00 PM

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 course (DANC 0260), facilitated by Lida Winfield. Photo: Daniel Biber


Improvisation Composition

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 7:30 PM
Mahaney Arts Center, Dance Theatre

An ensemble of dancers and musicians demonstrates the ability to compose engaging and coherent pieces “in the moment” after a semester-long study of improvisation as a performing art. Directed by Lida Winfield, with music by Deborah Felmeth and Ron Rost. Image: Study for Kandinsky’s Improvisation 28


Co-curricular Movement Classes

Beginning Feb. 19, 2019

These classes are free and open to the entire College community, register at the first class.

Beginning/ Intermediate Ballet with Barbara Doyle-Wilch

     Tu 5:00-6:30 PM, MCA 109

Intermediate/ Advanced Ballet with Barbara Doyle Wilch

     W 5:00-6:30 PM, MCA 109


General Event Information

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

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

Complimentary Ticket Policy

Before each show, Debby Anderson emails everyone in a dance or theatre class so they can order comps in advance. Complimentary tickets are NOT available on the day of the performance.

Everyone enrolled in a dance or theatre class, as well as dance majors, may get a total of 1 comp ticket for each program-sponsored performance.

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 (

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Mahaney Center for the Arts
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Middlebury, VT 05753