Auditions for the Dance Company of Middlebury: Presence as Performance

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 10:30 AM
Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

The Dance Company of Middlebury 2019-20, directed by Professor Karima Borni in collaboration with guest artist Meshi Chavez, is looking for committed and courageous dancers for a pre-professional dance training immersion program. This year we will focus our interdisciplinary investigation on the pursuit of embodied presence as the cultivation of authenticity and responsiveness. You will learn, contribute, collaborate and engage in depth with performativity as a crucial component of the artistic process, leading to the creation of a full-length produced show in January 2020.

Students must be on campus for the pre-semester workshop held September 6-8. Class rehearsals will then run during Fall semester Monday through Thursday from 4:30-6:30pm, and as a J-Term course during Winter term (includes tour travel TBD).

For auditions, please prepare a one-page written statement about your background and why you are interested in participating in DCM. Please show up ready to dance.

Contact Karima Borni with any questions:



September 6, 7 and 8, 2019
MAC Dance Theatre

Pre-registration by May 23 is required in order to secure early housing through the college.

Please join us for a unique opportunity to participate in an intensive three-day movement workshop and informal showing with guest artist Meshi Chavez from Portland, Oregon. If you are interested, please contact Professor Karima Borni at

Meshi Chavez has been a performer, choreographer and movement teacher for nearly 20 years across the United States & Europe. He was trained in-depth in Butoh as a student of Natsu Nakajima, Denise Fujiwara and Akira Kasai. Meshi is currently the co-founder/director of Momentum Conscious Movement Studio. Meshi Chavez believes that radical engagement requires radical attentiveness. His work focuses on the distillation of movement through a deep commitment to the investigation of what is essential, creating a palpable presence in the dancer. This is the foundation from which he approaches both teaching and choreography, and will be the focus of his residency at Middlebury this coming academic year.


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 (

Program in Dance

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