The Dance Company of Middlebury In-Progress Showing

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 4:30 PM
Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

The Dance Company of Middlebury, under the direction of Visiting Assistant Professor Lida Winfield and in collaboration with guest artist Aysha Upchurch, is teaching and performing in a variety of communities, using dance as a platform for personal truth–telling and bridge building. This research will culminate in an original evening length work to be performed and toured in January. Come take a sneak peek at “Warrior Work: Show Up. Tell the Truth.” Free

 

Taking Flight

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 4:30 PM
Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

A “lightly produced” showing of dance experiments by the new batch of choreographers emerging from the Improvisational Practices course, facilitated by Lida Winfield, Michael Chorney, and Deborah Felmeth. Free

Fall Dance Concert

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 7:30 PM
Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

This dynamic evening of ideas in motion showcases choreography by emerging student dance artists and the annual Newcomers’ Piece, choreographed this year by the Dance Company of Middlebury under the direction of Lida Winfield. The evening is directed by Assistant Professor Laurel Jenkins in collaboration with the choreographers. A Dance Program event. Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale November 12.

Movement Matters Spotlight with scholar Norton Owen

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 4:30 PM
Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Dance Through the Ages at Jacob's Pillow

As America's first and longest-running dance festival, Jacob's Pillow has served as a cultural crossroads since 1933. On staff for half of its 86 seasons, Director of Preservation Norton Owen brings a unique perspective to his role as keeper of the flame, presiding over thousands of videos, photographs, and artifacts that chart the history of dance in the 20th and 21st centuries. In this presentation, he brings together past and present, sharing some rare archival films and making a case for dance's continuing relevance in today's world.

Free

As Director of Preservation at Jacob’s Pillow since 1990, Norton Owen oversees all programs concerning dance documentation, exhibitions, and archival resources, and coordinates many aspects of the Audience Engagement Series, including talks, program essays, and curating Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive. He first came to the Pillow as a student in 1976, and has served in a multitude of positions, including Assistant to the Director, House Manager, and Director of Educational Programs. In 2000, Dance/USA selected him for its Ernie Award, honoring “unsung heroes who have led exemplary lives in dance.” In 2012, the Dance Films Association presented him with its first Dance in Focus Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the dance film genre, while the José Limón Dance Foundation gave him its Preservation Advancement Award.

Bebe Miller Company: In a Rhythm

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 7:30 PM
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

A suite of dances based on the dynamics of adaptation and translation inspired by the writings of Gertrude Stein, Toni Morrison, and David Foster Wallace, whose voices capture diverse cultural relevancies through their structure of language. Choreographer Bebe Miller looks at the syntax of movement—how we apprehend meaning through the juxtaposed dynamics of action and context in time and space.

This dance program event is presented in conjunction with the 2018 Clifford Symposium, centered on American author Toni Morrison’s The Origin of Others. Additional co-sponsors include the Performing Arts Series, the Office of the President, the Committee on the Arts, the Professors of the Practice program, and the Sophomore Symposium program.

Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale October 22.

Free master classes will be taught by company members on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 11:00am and 3:00pm

Movement Matters Immersive: Day of Dance

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Dive into a day of workshops and showings showcasing the diversity of collaborations in the dance program:

12:00 PM Free the Voice with Odeya Nini
Mahaney Center for the Arts, Studio 109

This workshop is dedicated to Vocal Expression, sensing the voice, feeling and understanding the physicality of sound, freeing our minds of preconceived ideas of song, and realizing the transformational healing effects we have on ourselves and others when we use our voice with intention and love. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a notebook. See www.vermontdance.org for more information and to pre-register. Free to Midd ID holders.

Note: Fields of Reckoning has been re-scheduled to Friday October 26 at 3:30pm due to weather.

3:30 PM Fields of Reckoning: An Interspecies Dance
The Knoll Organic Garden

Please join us outdoors for a work-in-progress showing of choreography in the Knoll landscape by Karima Borni, Middlebury Dance Program Scholar in Residence. Performers will also include a group of Middlebury students and several four-legged dancers. Light refreshments will be served. Free

6:00 PM A Solo Voice
Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Over the last seven years, Odeya Nini has investigated extended vocal techniques, resonance and pure expression, exploring the relationship between mind and body and the various landscapes it can yield. The work is a series of malleable compositions and improvisations that include field recordings and theatrical elements, aiming to dissociate the voice from its traditional attributes and create a new logic of song that is not only heard but seen through movement. Through multi-dimensionality that serves to both provoke and soothe in abstract communication, the voice is presented in its spectrum of natures as it travels through cultures, ages, emotions and colors, like photographs, with tender intimacy and bold aberrance. Presented by Vermont Dance Alliance and the dance program. Free.

Improvisation and Composition with Peter B. Schmitz

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 4:30 PM
Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Peter B. Schmitz, actor, dancer, choreographer, teacher has been involved in the creative and performing arts for over 30-years working in the mediums of theatre, dance and film/video as a freelance artist. As a professional dancer, Peter has performed/ taught/choreographed for various companies, college departments throughout the U.S., Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and Turkey. Peter appeared last spring in the theatre department’s 2018 production of ENRON, and is currently touring with Doggie Hamlet directed by Ann Carlson. Sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance and the Professor of the Practice Program. Free

Global Dance Dialogues with Lee Serle

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 3:00 PM
Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre
Contemporary Choreography Conversations from Melbourne to New York to Lyon

Australian dancer and choreographer Lee Serle will discuss and share practices from his international career. As a dancer in Australia, Lee performed with Gideon Obarzanek’s company Chunky Move, with Rebecca Hilton, and with Lucy Guerin. These Australian dancemakers were influenced by New York choreographers Trisha Brown and Tere O’Connor, so when Lee was invited to perform with these companies in New York, it was a natural fit. His choreographic practice embodies the international and cross-cultural nature of the dance community and how dance flows across borders. Lee was recently invited to choreograph for the Lyon Opera Ballet and currently makes contemporary performance in Melbourne and performs in New York. This is a participatory movement lecture with live music. Please wear comfortable clothes. http://leeserle.com/

This event is cosponsored by the Dance Program and the Rohatyn Center.

 

Movement Matters Spotlight with Lee Serle

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 4:30 PM
Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Lee Serle has performed with Trisha Brown, Chunky Move, and Tere O’Connor among others. Together through the practice and discourse of improvisation, participants will share and question their processes when choreographing in the moment. Abandoning predetermined outcomes, they will attempt to find clarity within their practice through the consideration and application of embodied histories, seeing and being seen, removing judgment, rapid-fire decision making, and desire for outcome. Free

 

Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 4:30 PM
The Orchard Room (Room 103), The Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest

Christal Brown, Program in Dance; Director of MiddCORE, “Art and Innovation: Understanding Transferrable Skills”

Faculty Dance Concert

April 19, Thursday

8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

On one night only, the Dance Program offers samples of faculty choreography, featuring works by Julian Barnett, Karima Borni, Christal Brown, Laurel Jenkins, and Lida Winfield. Sponsored by the Dance Program.

Buy Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Middlebury ID holders/$8 Youth 18 and under/$6 Middlebury students; on sale April 2.

Lecture with Dr. Julia Basso ’04.5: Rhythms of Body, Rhythms of Brain

April 4, Wednesday

4:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Basso is a neuroscientist, dancer, alumna, and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at the College. Her work focuses on the body-brain connection and how we can use physical movement such as exercise and dance to alter brain function and physiology. As a dancer, she has been deeply invested in the practice of Compositional Improvisation, which is a spontaneous ensemble dance making form that relies on self-organization. Self-organization refers to the ability of natural systems to organize in non-random and meaningful ways; the brain is one such self-organizing system. This talk will focus on the relationship between the self-organizing nature of the brain and the self-organizing processes that drive the group behavior in Compositional Improvisation. We will further discuss how the self-organizing processes on the dance floor lead to connection, communication, and meaning making, which is a metaphor for the morphological and physiological processes that occur during heightened states of self-organization in the brain. Sponsored by the dance program. Free and open to the public.

Movement Matters Workshop: Looking Deeper with Lida Winfield

A Contemporary Dance Intensive for Advanced Improvisors

March 18, Sunday

12:00-4:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

These intensives support and strengthen improvisation technique tools—both in performance and creation—for the community of advanced improvisers/contemporary dance-makers. Discounts available for multiple classes. Co-presented with FlynnArts. Register: www.flynncenter.org/education

Movement Matters Improvisation Laboratory with Hannah Dennison

March 17, Saturday

12:00-4:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

These intensives focus on improvisation skills and relationships to the self, others, and the elements of space and time. All experience levels welcome. Discounts available for multiple classes. Co-presented with FlynnArts. Register: www.flynncenter.org/education

Movement Matters Master class with Brian McGinnis

March 15, Thursday

4:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Brian McGinnis offers a class on Contemporary Modern Technique that uses the joy and passion of moving to engage in the structure and foundation of dance. Be ready to practice a broad range of skills that will help diversify your physical well-being and stimulate your adrenaline.

All experience levels welcome. Free and open to the public.

McGinnis is currently a professor at Boston University after dancing professionally for twenty years in NYC. He has danced with Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Elisa Monte Dance, Parsons Dance Company and Buglisi Dance Theatre. Brian has had the opportunity to perform at Jacob's Pillow, Lincoln Center, Cultural Center of the Philippines, The Bolshoi Theatre, American Dance Festival, The Joyce Theatre, NYC City Center, Spoleto Festival, Italy and The Kennedy Center. In 2009, Brian co-created and presented a commissioned evening length work of Romeo and Juliet-a death marked love at The Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina. He holds his Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Juilliard School under the directorship of Benjamin Harkarvy and an Associate’s Degree in Occupational Science for Massage Therapy. 

Julian Barnett’s FootNotes

March 8, Thursday

6:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

A lecture-performance about unfolding communication, language, subjectivity, practice, empathy, isolation and potential. Harnessing vocalization as an agent for choreography and the notion that 'languages' exist everywhere, the lecture/performance probes a philosophical thread offered by Roland Barthes' 'grain' of the voice, or the body within the voice as it sings. Free and open to the public.

Kizuna Dance Performance

Feb 22, Thursday

7:00 PM Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Described as “mesmerizing” [The Stewardship Report] and “brilliant” [Huffington Post], Cameron McKinney ‘14 is a New York City-based choreographer, dancer, educator, and author. He founded Kizuna Dance in 2014 with the mission of creating works that celebrate the Japanese language and culture. Since then, he has received many awards and honors, including recently being named a participant in the Alvin Ailey Foundation’s New Directions Choreography Lab, provided through generous support from the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation. He was chosen as one of ten emerging choreographers for Doug Varone’s DEVICES choreographic mentorship program in 2015. He is on faculty at Gibney Dance Center, and has taught on faculty at the Joffrey Dance School, the Southern Vermont Dance Festival, and Williamsburg Movement and Arts Center. Sponsored by the dance program and the Professor of the Practice program. Buy Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Middlebury ID holders/$8 Youth 18 and under/$6 Middlebury students; on sale Feb 12.

Movement Matters: Master Class with Cameron McKinney ’14:

Nagare Technique - Contemporary Hip-Hop & Floorwork

Feb 21, Wednesday

4:30 PM Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

This contemporary floorwork-based class will combine the grace of modern with the speed and fluidity and streetdance, capoeira, and house dance. The class is rooted in Cameron McKinney’s NAGARE technique which activates oppositional forces and contrasting sensations to achieve fluid transitions in and out of the floor. Phrases will involve every part of the body—whether in the air or on the ground. The class focuses on how to move from smoothly high to low to high again, and on how to rediscover “the down” through the floorwork-oriented aspects of house dance, capoeira, and contemporary dance. By shifting the focus from an internal dialogue to creating movement that, in its own physicality, can tell a story by itself, the class will delve deeper into the cathartic potential of sweat and exhaustion, while offering a new and active method of expression. This workshop will introduce students to a unique approach to contemporary floorwork, while also allowing them to experience the rawness of underground streetdance. Free and open to the public.

Movement Matters: Liquid Strength with Christal Brown

Feb 17, Saturday

12:00-2:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Studio 109

Christal Brown’s “Liquid Strength" (A technique laboratory focused on moving, intention, and analyzation) combines the focus and intention of a meditative practice with a series of exercises designed to train the body in articulate expression as well as athletic execution; Brown's class focuses on developing the total artist. Exercises will focus on alignment, torso and spinal flexibility, clarity of focus, upper body strength, lower body strength, and abdominal control. Working to transform philosophical notions of being into movement explorations, students will discover intersections between technique and performance: yielding transference.

ACDA at Boston University

Feb 15-18, Wednesday-Sunday

Middlebury students will attend The American College Dance Association conference in Boston. ACDA’s primary focus is to support and promote the wealth of talent and creativity that is prominent throughout college and university dance departments. ACDA’s sponsorship of regional conferences and the national dance festival provides the venue for students and faculty to engage in three days of performances, workshops, panels, and master classes taught by instructors from around the region and country. The conferences also provide the unique opportunity for students and faculty to have their dance works adjudicated by a panel of nationally recognized dance professionals in an open and constructive forum. The conferences are the primary means for college and university dance programs to perform outside their own academic setting and be exposed to the diversity of the national college dance world.

Final Showing for Radical Humanity: Performance and Social Activism

February 1, Thursday

7:30PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

In this course, we are looking at performance art and the dynamic power of activism through art, focusing primarily on the collaborative creation of performance infused with a social conscience. Please join us for this informal showing of creation, care and collaboration in this highly experiential class.

Audition for Matea and Deborah's Senior Theses

January 31, Wednesday

7:30PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre 110

Matea’s thesis will explore the embodiment of feminist and queer theory. Deborah is interested in how one’s faith influences the creative process. No dance experience necessary.

DCM: The Solo Project

January 31, Wednesday

4:30PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

The 13 performers of the Dance Company of Middlebury share solos they have made synthesizing their two semester exploration of individuality, place, aquisition, lineage, and the construction of identity.

Free.
 

Asia's Senior Thesis Audition

January 30, Tuesday

6:00PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 109

Asia is seeking women of color to join her exploration of identity, family, and connections to home.

Native + Stranger

January 26-27, Friday-Saturday

8:00PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

The 2017-2018 Dance Company of Middlebury presents Native + Stranger: an interdisciplinary exploration of individuality, place, acquisition, lineage, and the construction of identity. Artistic Director Christal Brown collaborates with Rulan Tangen, artistic director of Dancing Earth, over two semesters.

Sponsored by the Middlebury College Program in Dance, the Committee on the Arts, the Professors of the Practice Program.

Tickets: $15 General public/$12 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students. go/boxoffice

In Search of Air

Presence as Performance with Karima Borni

December 9, Saturday

12:00-2:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

In this workshop we will investigate the cultivation of embodied presence by means of techniques drawn from Butoh and other somatic dance traditions. Specifically we will learn to access our bodies using exercises that develop attention, sensitivity, curiosity, self-inquiry and refinement. In the process dancers are encouraged to disappear into the task at hand, to foster their own creativity and to cultivate enriched performance skills. This workshop is open to movers of all levels. Free

DCM Works in Progress Showing

December 7, Thursday

5:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

The Dance Company of Middlebury presents excerpts from Native + Stranger, under development for performance in January. Free.

Improvisation Showing

December 6, Wednesday

7:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

An informal evening of dance experiments by the new batch of choreographers emerging from the Improvisational Practices course, facilitated by Laurel Jenkins. Live music by Michael Chorney, Ron Rost, Matthew Taylor, and Peter Hamlin. Live light design by Jennifer Ponder. Free.

Michelle Gibson Residency

Lecture

December 5, Tuesday

7:00PM Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Michelle N. Gibson creates works, teaches master classes, and presents lectures that are firmly rooted in her own “New Orleans Second Line Aesthetic" that involves improvised movement, defined footwork, brass band music and the embrace of communal ritual.

Master Class

December 6, Wednesday

4:30-6:00PM Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

The class structure includes history, theory, technique and practice. The presentation of information through full embodiment: NOLA essence reflected in voice, facial expression, body language, and eye contact. Technical proficiency of movement is emphasized (rhythm, intention, physicality).


Sponsored by the Dance Company of Middlebury and the Dance Program. Open to all abilities and experiences. Free and open to the public.

Fall 2017 Dance Concert: "Future Felt"

December 1-2, Friday–Saturday

8:00 PM each evening, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

This dynamic evening of ideas in motion showcases choreography by emerging student dance artists at the intermediate and advanced levels, and the annual Newcomers’ Piece, choreographed this year by Artist in Residence Julian Barnett. The evening is directed by Barnett in collaboration with the choreographers. Additional details here. 

Sponsored by the Dance Program. Buy Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Middlebury ID holders/$6 Middlebury students; on sale November 13. Pictured Roxy Adviento '18 by Alan Kimara Dixon

Dance Alumni Performance

November 16, Thursday

8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Recent alumni return to perform excerpts from their latest creative work. Sponsored by the Dance Program and CCI. Buy Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Middlebury ID holders/$6 Middlebury students; on sale October 30. Pictured: Jessica Lee '13 by Ben DeFlorio

Alumni Takeover Panel

November 15, Wednesday 

4:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Dance alumni from the last 13 years take over a week of the dance program curriculum, offering a range of classes from November 13-17, culminating in this panel discussion followed by a reception in the MCA lower lobby. Pictured: Jeremy Cline '11, by Ines Magaña

Presented by the Dance Program and CCI

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Capoeira with Jeremy Cline ’11

November 13, Monday

3:00-4:15 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Capoeira is an African-Brazilian art which combines dance, martial arts, acrobatics, and music, emphasizes community, harmony, and philosophy of living. Cline (@whoisembodied) has studied capoeira since 2007, and currently trains with Mestre Silvinho of the international Capoeira Angola Foundation in Seattle.

Sponsored by CCI and the Dance Program. Free and open to the public.

Image credit: Ines Magaña

Twerkshop with The Lady B ’13

November 13, Monday

1:30-2:45 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Blending the basics of movement therapy, a warm-up of Pilates and yoga, and the twerk in its many forms, The Lady B will guide you through a series of twerking tools to increase your visceral vocabulary in a purposefully non-appropriative setting. You will learn to question, with your mind and body, how you can navigate this Africanist movement in a body-affirming way outside of the standard Euro-centric dance studio choreography context. The Lady B will invite you to build your core strength, explore the capacity of your anatomy, and celebrate your booty.

www.theladyb.com

Sponsored by CCI, the Dance Program, and Chellis House. Free and open to the public.

Alumni Takeover


November 13-17, Monday-Friday

The Middlebury Dance Program is kicking off the inaugural Alumni Takeover! Dance alumni from the past 13 years return to campus to teach a week of the entire dance curriculum, perform, lead workshops, and hold one on one mentoring sessions with current students. 

Here is a detailed list of all events, including curricular classes open to the College community.

For more information on the public events, see the descriptions below.

To learn more about the visiting alumni go to: go/dancefieldguide

Sponsored by the Middlebury College Department of Theatre and Dance, the Center for Careers and Internships, the Chellis House, and the Middlebury Department of Music.

Contemporary Technique with Alexandra Beller

November 1, Wednesday

4:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Alexandra Beller says of her work, “My form of Dance Theater is truly a democratic use of movement and words, a series of artistic collisions where bodies, words, objects and sound function as characters in a human narrative.”

She has been the Artistic Director of Alexandra Beller/Dances for 15 years. As a member of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company from 1995-2001, Beller performed in over 50 countries and throughout the U.S. www.alexandrabellerdances.org

Free and open to the public. All experience levels welcome!

Sponsored by the Dance Program.

Releasing into Action with Laurel Jenkins


October 14, Saturday

12:00-2:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

In this workshop we will focus on the principle that when we are releasing physical tension, we can move with greater freedom, power and articulation. We will practice both solo dancing and partnering. The workshop will culminate in trios that travel through space and allow us to experience giving and receiving each other's weight. All experience levels welcome!  

Free and open to the public.

www.laureljenkins.com

Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project

September 29–30, Friday–Saturday

8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

The transnational performance group Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project (BTDP), based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and Philadelphia, draws from Africanist and postmodernist aesthetics. BTDP presents Declassified Memory Fragment, a dance theatre work with live music, inspired by memory, history, and images of the political and cultural realities currently affecting the continent of Africa. Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project is a recipient of the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project Touring Award, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Tickets: $22/16/6 

Presented as part of the Performing Arts Series and supported by NEFA.

For full sponsorship and residency details:

go/declassified

Baker & Tarpaga Master Class

September 27, Wednesday

4:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

The transnational performance group Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project (BTDP), based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and Philadelphia, draws from Africanist and postmodernist aesthetics. Presented as part of the Performing Arts Series and supported by NEFA.

For full sponsorship and residency details:

go/declassified

Dafra Kura Band

September 26, Tuesday

7:30 PM McCullough Student Center, Wilson Hall

Hailing from Burkina Faso, the Dafra Kura Band fuses the high energy of the griot ancestral tradition and the contemporary sounds of modern African cities sourced from Manding tradition, nomad desert blues, and Afrobeat. Hear the band shine solo before their performances with Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project later in the week. Olivier Tarpaga, artistic director. Tickets: $10/10/6

Career talk with Mark Stuver ’97.5

Sept 15, Friday
12:15 PM Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Mark has a BA in theater-dance and a Master's degree in Psychology. In addition to performing, directing and writing, he has worked as an executive advisor, teacher, coach, therapist, and trainer for organizations, actors, dancers, athletes, puppeteers, surfers, and individuals who defy description. He has served as an artist-ambassador on Bandaloop tours to India and China sponsored by the U.S. State Department and continues to perform, direct and scout for the company. He is also the recipient of numerous academic merit scholarships, honors and awards. Bring your own lunch. Sponsored by the Dance Program, the Mahaney Center for the Arts, and CCI. Free.

Dinner and Auditions

Sept. 14, Thursday
Welcome Back dinner before auditions
6:00 PM, 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

 Sept. 14, Thursday
Fall Concert Auditions
7:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre
Advanced student choreographers audition dancers for the annual Fall Dance Concert, Dec. 1-2, which includes the 2017 Newcomers’ Piece, directed by Julian Barnett. 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.

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