Fall Auditions

Thursday, September 12, 2019 – 7:00 PM

Fall Auditions

Mahaney Arts Center, Dance Theatre

Advanced student choreographers audition dancers for the annual Fall Dance Concert, Nov. 22-23, which includes the 2019 Newcomers’ Piece. Dancers chosen for performance must attend a minimum of two approved technique classes consistently each week in order to be eligible to perform in program-sponsored events. Taking class supports the development of artistry, technical range, and performance skill. The Newcomers’ Piece is open to anyone who has not yet performed in a dance program-sponsored concert. All are welcome. 


 

Welcome Back Dinner Before Auditions

Thursday, September 12, 2019 – 6:00 PM

Welcome Back Dinner Before Auditions

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

The dance program provides pizza and salad for this informal gathering offering an opportunity to socialize and catch up as a community. Free. Let us know you will attend by contacting dance@middlebury.edu


Collaboration with UVM looking for dancers!

Be part of a dance collaboration between University of Vermont and Middlebury College.  Choreography by Lida Winfield (Middlebury) and Paul Besaw (UVM)

Looking for four dancers from each institution to collaborate for the following rehearsals and performances:

Rehearsals: 

  • October 6 from 10 AM-4 PM at Middlebury College
  • October 26 from 10 AM-4 PM at UVM
  • November 16 from 10 AM-4 PM at UVM
  • November 17 from 10 AM-4 PM at Middlebury College
  • January 18 from 1-4 PM at Middlebury College

 Performances: 

  • Vermont College Dance Exchange, November 1-2, 2019 at Middlebury
  • Dancing Uphill, January 22-25, 2020 at UVM
  • American College Dance Association, March 25-28, 2020 at Middlebury (please note this is over Spring break)
  • Middlebury College Faculty Dance Concert, April 2020 at Middlebury

Transportation/carpooling can be provided or arranged.

Please be in touch with Lida Winfield if you have questions or are interested. lwinfield@middlebury.edu

 

Movement Matters Master Class with Meshi Chavez

Saturday, September 7, 2019 – 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Movement Matters Master Class with Meshi Chavez

Mahaney Arts Center, Dance Theatre

Please join us for a unique opportunity to attend a master class with guest artist Meshi Chavez from Portland, Oregon. Chavez is a dancer, Butoh performer, and choreographer, whose work focuses cultivating presence through movement. Free

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.


 

LA invasion

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 – 6:00 PM

LA Invasion Arts Residency: Workshop

Mahaney Arts Center, Dance Theatre

Assistant Professor Laurel Jenkins convenes a residency with dance artists from Los Angeles, California to research and collaborate on movement, teaching, and dance-making practices. This Movement Matters Community Dance Workshop will focus on contemporary techniques, with an emphasis on experimentation. Open to all levels. The public is welcome, but please help our students respect the Language Pledge by limiting the speaking of English outside the theatre. Free

 

Friday, August 9, 2019 – 7:30 PM

LA Invasion Arts Residency: Performance

7:30 PM, Mahaney Arts Center, Dance Theatre

Assistant Professor Laurel Jenkins convenes a residency with dance artists from Los Angeles, California to research and collaborate on movement, teaching, and dance-making practices. This Informal showing shares works in progress created during the week’s intensive. Free; donations accepted for Vermont Dance Alliance.

 

Program in Dance

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