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On view through February 10

Winter Term Studio Art Exhibition

Johnson Memorial Building, Mezzanine

Students exhibit work they produced during winter term, including photography, drawing, and painting. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art. Free

Student artwork, charcoal on paper, 24 x 36 inches

 

 

 

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Starting February 9, Monday

Dance/Movement Classes

These classes are open to the college community. PE credit may be available with attendance at a minimum of eight classes; ask instructor for details. Register at the first class unless otherwise noted. If you are interested in taking a dance technique and choreography course for academic credit, see listings in Banner. Contact the Dance Office for further information: dance@middlebury.edu, http://go.middlebury.edu/dance, or 802.443.3136.

Introduction to Dance (DANC 0160)
with Trebien Pollard
MW 12:30-1:20 PM, MCA 110*

Advanced Beginning Dance (DANC 0260/0261)
with Trebien Pollard
MWF 1:45-2:35 PM, MCA 110*

DANC 261- Advanced Beginner Dance II
with Trebien Pollard
WF 1:45-2:35 PM, MCA 110*

*open on a space-available basis, at the discretion of the instructor; confirm with instructor at first meeting

Pictured: Najwa Stanford’16, photo by Alan Kimara Dixon

 

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February 11, Wednesday

Dinner and Conversation with Friends

6:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Lower Lobby

The pre-performance dinner is back by popular demand! Before settling into the Concert Hall for an evening of piano music by Steven Osborne, join fellow concertgoers for a meal and a creative conversation about the arts in our community. Meet friends or make new ones at this catered buffet dinner. NEW! The menu includes: oven-roasted New York strip loin seasoned with fresh horseradish and herbs; vegetarian lasagna; roasted baby Yukon Gold potatoes; seasonal fresh vegetables; garden salad; and chocolate lava bundt cake for dessert. Paired with some Beethoven and a glass of wine, this makes for a lovely early Valentine’s evening. Tickets: $25. Go to the online box office>>

 

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February 11, Wednesday

Steven Osborne, piano

7:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Recently recognized as Instrumentalist of the Year by both the Royal Philharmonic Society and Gramophone magazine, Steven Osborne is renowned for his idiomatic approach to a wide variety of repertoire from the mainstream classical works of Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms to the rarefied worlds of Messiaen, Tippett, and Britten. His much-anticipated return to Middlebury features a performance of Beethoven’s Hammerklavier sonata. Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series. Reserved seating. Tickets: $25/20/6. Go to the online box office>>

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Photo Benjamin Ealovega

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February 12-14, Thursday-Saturday

The Vagina Monologues

7:00 PM each evening, Hepburn Zoo Theater

This is an episodic play written by Eve Ensler '75 which ran at the off-Broadway Westside Theatre after a limited run at HERE Arts Center in 1996. Jiya Pandya and Sandra Markowitz are co-directors. Starring Middlebury College students Mary Baillie, Radhika Chond, Jeanette Cortez, KJ Davidson-Turner, Becca Hicks, Sarah Karerat, Akhila Khanna, Michelle Kim, Mandy Kimm, Sisi Liu, Kate McCreary, Nadine Nasr, Adriana Ortiz-Burnham, Gabrielle Owens, Sally Seitz, Mari Tanioka, and Rebecca Coates-Finke. This production is a fundraiser for WomenSafe. $5. Go to the online box office>>>

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February 13, Friday (through April 19)

Outside In: Art of the Street

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Christian A. Johnson Memorial Gallery

From outlaw status to the auction room, street art has become a global phenomenon. Its major practitioners—JR, Banksy, and Shepard Fairey, to name a few—have achieved rock-star recognition. This exhibition presents the graphic art of 19 street artists whose prestige has carried them from urban legend into high-profile international art museums and galleries. Free

Shepard Fairey (American, b. 1970), Occupy Protestor, 2012, screenprint on paper, 24 x 18 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Foster Family Art Acquisition Fund, 2012.009

 

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*Please note correct date!
February 14, Saturday*

Frances Ha

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

Director/writer Noah Baumbach creates a modern comic fable that explores friendship, class, ambition, failure, and redemption through the trials of a young dancer named Frances (Greta Gerwig). The film is both a timeless story of the joys and sorrow of youth and a dead-on portrait of one particular New York woman. “A small miracle of a movie, honest and funny with an aim that’s true”—Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Noah Baumbach, USA, 2012, 86 minutes) Free

* Date was incorrectly listed on some flyers and posters as February 8. Please note the correct date for the screenings is February 14.

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Starting February 15, Sunday

Dance/Movement Classes

These classes are open to the college community. PE credit may be available with attendance at a minimum of eight classes; ask instructor for details. register at the first class unless otherwise noted. Students: If you are interested in taking a dance technique and choreography course for academic credit, see listings in Banner. Contact the Dance Office for further information: dance@middlebury.edu, http://go.middlebury.edu/dance, or 802.443.3136.

Capoeira
with Catherine Brennan Delattre
Su 4:30-5:30 PM, MCA 109

Yoga
with Russell Comstock
M 4:30-5:30 PM, MCA 110


Bodyfit (Egoscue/HIIT)
with Nina Vila
TTh 12:30-1:20 PM, MCA 109
College community only, fee course, register at the box office

Ballet
with Brabara Doyle-Wilch
W 5:00-6:30 PM, MCA 109*

*open on a space-available basis, at the discretion of the instructor; confirm with instructor at first meeting

Pictured: Najwa Stanford’16, photo by Alan Kimara Dixon

 

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February 16, Monday

The Tale of Genji: Noh Theater Demonstration and Workshop

4:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Lower Lobby

To celebrate the Middlebury College Museum of Art’s recent acquisition of The Tale of Genji folding screens, Tsunao Yamai, member of the Komparu school of noh who was selected this year by the Agency for Cultural Affairs of the Japanese government as a “Japanese Cultural Envoy,” performs an excerpt from the famous noh play Lady Aoi (from The Tale of Genji). The demonstration is followed by a workshop led by Yamai, in which participants will learn basic movements from the ancient Japanese art of noh theater. Participants must wear socks and active wear. The workshop takes place from 7:00-8:30 PM in the Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 110. Sponsored by the Department of Japanese Studies, Department of History of Art & Architecture, Department of Theatre, Department of Dance, Middlebury College Museum of Art, and Japanese Club. Assistance provided by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan. Free

Pictured: Tsunao Yamai

 

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February 18, Wednesday

Nathaniel Nesmith, Department of Theatre, “Oral History: Contributions and Connections of Theatre to the Civil Rights Movement.”

4:30 PM, The Orchard (Room 103), The Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest

Presented as part of the Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series. Free

 

 

 

 

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February 19, Thursday

Exhibition Opening and Gallery Talk

4:30 PM, Middlebury College Museum of Art

Cocurators Chris Murray and Emmie Donadio discuss the range of artists and the provocative practices surveyed in the newest exhibition at the Museum of Art. Free

Shepard Fairey (American, b. 1970), Obama “Hope” Campaign Poster, 2008, lithograph on paper, 36 x 25 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Memorial Art Fund, 2009.009

 

 

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February 19, Thursday

McLeod Kredell Architects

Moving Toward Architecture for All

7:00 PM, Johnson Memorial Building, Room 304

Is it possible to make architecture for all? Is it a worthwhile goal? What does it even mean? Architects John McLeod and Stephen Kredell present their firm’s work to date, their teaching, and their community-based design/build program in Maine. They will also discuss their latest thinking about the role of architects and architecture. McLeod and Kredell both teach in Middlebury’s Architectural Studies Program. Free

Pictured: McLeod Kredell Architects: Foote Farm House, Cornwall, Vermont

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February 19 (through February 24)

Painting in Water-Based Media

Johnson Memorial Building

An exhibition of paintings in water-based media from visiting professor Jenny Kemp’s class, including watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and ink. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art. Free

Pictured: artwork by Milena Milosevic '17

 

 

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February 19, Thursday

Kinobe: African Music Workshop

7:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 221

This workshop featuring the music of Africa is open to Middlebury College students only. Online sign-up required at http://mysignup.com/kinobe>> 

Read the press release>>
 

Kinobe

February 20, Friday

Kinobe: Music from Africa

8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Herbert Kinobe (pronounced “Chin-O-bay”) is a gifted Ugandan multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and composer known for his inspired synthesis of African roots and global fusion. He has performed all over the African continent and the world, studying and playing with celebrated musicians including Toumani Diabate, Youssou N'dour, Salif Keita, Angelique Kidjo, Oliver Mtukudzi, and Baaba Maal. Kinobe’s  latest CD Searching for Survival was recorded in Uganda with his band WAMU SPIRIT and released in spring 2013. Kinobe is a World Ambassador for the Harmony Foundation (Canada), supporting their important work on environmental protection and social development, and improving the lives of children and their families around the world. At Middlebury he performs with three musical collaborators in a suite of lead-up events for the upcoming Nile Project. A pre-concert lecture with the artist and Music Department faculty member Damascus Kafumbe will take place at 7:00 PM in Room 221. Sponsored by the Mahaney Center for the Arts, the Performing Arts Series, the Arts Council, the Department of Music, and the New England Foundation for the Arts. Free

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February 23, Monday

Paul Orgel, piano

7:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Born in New York City, pianist Paul Orgel has concertized throughout the United States, China, and Eastern Europe as a recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and chamber musician. The Philadelphia Inquirer praised his playing for its "subtlety and attention to nuance." A versatile musician with wide-ranging interests and a varied repertoire, he has given notable concerts in such venues as New York’s Merkin Hall and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

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February 24, Tuesday

NER Out Loud

7:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

In the tradition of public radio's Selected Shorts, enjoy this evening of original prose and poetry from the New England Review literary magazine, read aloud by Middlebury College students Kevin Benscheidt ’17, Brenna Christensen '17, Caitlyn Duffy ’15.5, Cole Ellison ’17, Jabari Matthew ’17, Melissa MacDonald ’15, and Sally Seitz ’17.  Join the readers and organizers for a "s'more readings" reception after the event, including contributions from student literary magazines SweatervestBlackbird, and Room 404. A partnership between the Mahaney Center for the Arts, the Oratory Society, and the New England Review. Free 

Update: ASL interpretation will be provided for this event. 
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February 25, Wednesday

Materializing a Modern Italy: Gio Ponti, Internationalism, and the 1961 Esposizione Internazionale del Lavoro

4:30-6:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125

Lecture by Dr. Marin R. Sullivan of Keene State College. The Esposizione Internazionale del Lavoro (International Labor Exhibition) [EIL] was a main component of Italia '61, the international exhibition celebrating the centenary of Italy’s unification staged in Turin during the summer of 1961. Held in a building designed by Pier Luigi Nervi, the EIL was meant to showcase the importance of Italian industry alongside entries from other nations. Exhibition designer Gio Ponti organized the Italian display around the theme of "The Evolution of Form" as it related to ten different industries or aspects of the modernizing nation. Sponsored by the Department of History of Art and Architecture. Free

 

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February 26, Thursday

Faculty Dance Concert

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

The Dance Program offers an introduction and welcome to the multifaceted talents of our new faculty members Tzveta Kassabova, Trebien Pollard, and Scotty Hardwig, joined by Christal Brown. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Tickets: $12/10/6; on sale February 9. Go to the online box office>>

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Pictured: Tzveta Kassabova, photo Lillian Cho

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*Please note correct date!
February 28, Saturday*

Something in the Air

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

Olivier Assayas (Summer Hours, Paris je t’aime) directs a vibrantly crafted story of a young man’s artistic awakening in the politically turbulent and increasingly dangerous French student movement of the late ’60s and early ’70s. “Free of nostalgia and not overly critical in hindsight, it captures the immediacy of youth in hugely endearing fashion”—Dave Calhoun, Time Out. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Olivier Assayas, France, 2012, 122 minutes) Free

* Date was incorrectly listed on some flyers and posters as February 22. Please note the correct date for the screenings is February 28.

 

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