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falltermstudioartshow-marianeilsen18January 6, Tuesday (through January 20)

Fall Term Studio Art Exhibition    

Johnson Memorial Building, Mezzanine and Pit

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

Pictured: work by Mariah Neilsen '18, pen and pastel collaged onto paper, 22 x 28 inches

 

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January 6, Tuesday (through April 19)

Mao, Sitting Bull, and Others: Recent Gifts from the Andy Warhol Foundation

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery

The Andy Warhol Foundation has recently made a gift of 10 prints to the museum, thereby more than doubling our Warhol holdings. Now, in addition to the artist’s iconic images of Marilyn Monroe, Mick Jagger, and Campbell’s Soup, the museum owns vivid portraits of Chairman Mao, Goethe, Sitting Bull, Ingrid Bergman, and Queen Ntombi of Swaziland (one of Warhol’s Reigning Queens of the mid-1980s). Free

Andy Warhol, Mao, 1972, screenprint on paper, 36 3/4 x 39 1/4 inches. Extra, out of the edition. Designated for research and educational purposes only. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, 2014.027. © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

 

 

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January 9, Friday

Extreme Composing: The Radical Originality of Mary Ellen Childs

1:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125

Mary Ellen Childs is one of the most intriguingly original composers working today. She is known for creating rhythmic, exuberant instrumental works and bold, kinetic compositions that integrate music, dance and theater in fresh and unexpected ways. In this talk Mary Ellen discusses her unique approach to composition. Sponsored by the Department of Music; Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies; Department of History of Art and Architecture; and Dance Program. Free

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January 10, Saturday

Ballast  

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

The Hirschfield International Film Series presents Ballast. In the cold, winter light of a rural Mississippi Delta township, a man's suicide radically transforms three character's lives and throws off-balance what has long been a static arrangement among them. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Lance Hammer, USA, 2008, 96 minutes) Free 

 

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January 10, Saturday

Crash! Music by Mary Ellen Childs

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

The percussion ensemble Crash presents the vibrant, witty and, energetic music of Mary Ellen Childs, one of today’s most exciting and original composers. The ensemble’s bold, visceral style combines the power of drumming with an elegant sensibility, integrating music, dance and theater in fresh and unexpected ways. Sponsored by the Department of Music; Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies; Department of History of Art and Architecture; and Dance Program. Free

Crash precussion ensemble, photo Warwick Green 

 

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January 13, Tuesday

Dance Master Class with Makeda Thomas

11:00 AM-12:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

As part of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded project Movement Matters, choreographer Makeda Thomas leads a master class for dancers from on- and off-campus. A Caribbean Hall of Fame for Excellence in Dance inductee, Thomas has served as a Cultural Envoy for the U.S. Department of State and is the Director of the Dance & Performance Institute in Trinidad & Tobago. As a dancer, Thomas performed internationally with Ronald K. Brown's EVIDENCE, URBAN BUSH WOMEN, and Rennie Harris/ Puremovement. Free

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January 14, Wednesday

Dance Master Class with Maree ReMalia

11:00 AM-12:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

As part of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded project Movement Matters, choreographer Maree ReMalia leads a master class for dancers from on- and off-campus. ReMalia was born in South Korea, raised in Ohio, studied in Arizona and Israel, and is currently based in Washington, DC. In addition to her affiliation with regional companies, Maree has performed works by choreographers Meghan Durham, John Giffin, Bebe Miller, Ohad Naharin, Ming Shen Gu, and Noa Zuk. No experience necessary. Free

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January 14, Wednesday

Middlebury College Orchestra

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

The Middlebury College Department of Music presents the Middlebury Orchestra in a J-term concert. Director Andrew Massey conducts student musicians performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E flat, Eroica. Free

Photo Brett Simison

 

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January 15, Thursday

Dance Master Class with Kate Speer

11:00 AM-12:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

As part of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded project Movement Matters, choreographer Kate Speer leads a master class for dancers from on- and off-campus. Kate has performed works by Gesel Mason and David Dorfman, taught as a graduate assistant in both biology and dance, and presented research at UCLA’s Dance Under Construction Conference, the Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS) and the Congress on Research and Dance (CORD). Her studies in Madagascar and France have deeply influenced her dance and research interests. Free

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January 16, Friday

A Conversation with Mike Daisey

4:15 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 232

In advance of his two solo performances at Middlebury, performer Mike Daisey will field questions from students in Alex Draper's Winter Term class "Closing Arguments:  The Courtroom on Stage," and Dana Yeaton's class "Oratory: A Speechmaking Studio."  Members of the college community and the public are welcome to listen in and participate in this dialogue about theatre, journalism, truth, and social change.  Free

 

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January 16–17, Friday–Saturday

Faster Better Social

Written and Performed by Mike Daisey

8:00 PM, Wright Memorial Theatre

Daisey has been called “the master storyteller” and “one of the finest solo performers of his generation” by the New York Times. His groundbreaking monologues weave together autobiography, gonzo journalism, and unscripted performance to tell hilarious and heartbreaking stories that define our age. In Faster Better Social he interrogates the disrupted landscape of technological change—where smartphones have transformed how we see the world around us—and our dissolving sense of privacy, our commoditization as clusters of consumer information, and our shrinking sense of time as we train ourselves to speak in 140 character haiku. What are we gaining? What are we losing? And what are we becoming? Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series and the Theatre Program. Run time approximately 75 minutes, no intermission, post show talk each evening.  Tickets: $20/15/6. Go to the online box office>>

Photo Ursa Waz

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January 17, Saturday

Under the Skin

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

Under the Skin, Jonathan Glazer's first film since 2004's Birth, is special because it's hard to pin down. It doesn't move or feel like most science fiction movies—like most movies, period. It's a film out of its time. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Jonathan Glazer, UK, 2013, 108 minutes) Free

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January 18, Sunday

Dan Curry '68 and Star Trek: The Next Generation

7:00 PM, Twilight Auditorium

Dan Curry '68, a seven-time Emmy winning visual effects supervisor, screens an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation that he directed [Birthright: Part 2 (1993)], and discusses his over 30 year career in Hollywood. Sponsored by the Department of Film and Media Culture and the Hirschfield International Film Series. Please note Curry will also introduce the Forbidden Planet screening on Saturday. Free

 

 

 

 

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January 19, Monday

"Unbelievable Action! The World's Most Amazing Artist!"

4:30 PM, Johnson Memorial Building, Room 304

Photographer, curator, producer, and alumnus Henry Simonds '97 gives a public lecture about his varied art projects. Simonds calls, who calls himself "Chief Sphaerologist at the International Sphaerological Society," promises to discuss "specifically his remarkable revival of the world's most amazing toy, The SUPERBALL!" Sponsored by the Museum of Art. Free

 

 

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January 19, Monday

MLK Legacy: A Celebration in Song, Speech, and Dance

8:00 PM, Mead Memorial Chapel

This year’s new program of songs and speeches features pianist, singer, and arranger Keith McCutchen, Director of the Hayes School of Music Gospel Choir and Jazz Vocal Ensemble. McCutchen will perform with and conduct a community choir open to students and townspeople. Members of the Oratory Society will deliver a new selection of speeches by King and others engaged in the Civil Rights movement, then and now. Choreography by Christal Brown. (To join this year’s choir, please contact Jeff Buettner at buettner@middlebury.edu.) Sponsored by the Department of Music and the Oratory Society. Free.

 

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January 21, Wednesday

Cameron Visiting Architect: David Sellers

7:00 PM, Johnson Memorial Building, Room 304

A pioneer of Vermont’s design/build movement, Sellers is one of the founders of the famed Prickly Mountain community in the Mad River Valley, the designer of Dr. Patch Adams’s Gesundheit Institute, the inventor of the Mad River Rocket, and a teacher at the Yestermorrow Design/Build School. He is principal architect of Sellers and Company in Warren, Vermont, whose work focuses on designing and building with nature, with special emphasis on custom craftsmanship. Sponsored by Architectural Studies and the Cameron Family Arts Enrichment Fund. Free

Architectural work by David Sellers

 

 

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* Update: Open Dress Rehearsal

January 21, Wednesday

8:00 PM, $5 cash at the door.

January 22-24 and 26
Thursday-Saturday and Monday

Ragtime

8:00 PM on Thursday, Friday, and Monday; 2:00 PM on SaturdayTown Hall Theater

At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing... and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, Ragtime weaves together three distinctly American tales--that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician--united by their courage, compassion, and belief in the promise of the future. Set to a glorious, Tony Award-winning score based on the classic E. L. Doctorow novel. Celebrating the tenth year of collaboration between director Douglas Anderson and musical director Carol Christensen, with the Ragtime orchestra under the direction of Maestro Emmanuel Plasson. A co-production of Town Hall Theater and the Middlebury College Department of Music. Tickets: $16/10/6; on sale January 5. Go to the online box office>> 

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January 23, Friday

Movement Matters Visiting Artist Kate Speer

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Johnson Memorial Building

A workshop experiment  and feedback with Speer, one of the three choreographers on campus this Winter Term as part of Movement Matters. Free

 

 

 

 

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*Please note revised time

January 23, Friday

Off the Wall:

"I Like to Keep Modern:" Andy Warhol’s Portraiture

12:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125 and Museum

Anthony Grudin, Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Vermont, will talk about the museum’s recent gift of 10 Warhol prints from the Andy Warhol Foundation and how they fit within the context of the museum’s collection and the artist’s oeuvre. Enjoy further conversation over a light lunch in the lobby. Presented as part of the series Off the Wall: Informal Discussions about Art, in connection with the exhibition Mao, Sitting Bull, and Others: Recent Gifts from the Andy Warhol Foundation. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art and the Committee on the Arts. Lunch is provided. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders

Andy Warhol, Marilyn, 1967, screenprint on paper, 36 x 36 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the G. Crossan Seybolt ’77 Art Acquisition Fund, 2004.032. © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

 

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January 23–24, Friday–Saturday

Dance Company of Middlebury

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

Each year, students work intensively with an artistic director to create a body of work for performance at Middlebury and on tour. Visiting assistant professor Trebien Pollard shares his poignant artistic perspective as director of the 2015 Dance Company of Middlebury. Sponsored by the Dance Program. The performance is approximately 75 minutes with 1 intermission. Tickets: $12/10/6; Go to the online box office>>

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Pictured: Trebien Pollard and Maria Bauman in 50 Ways to Say..., photo Adrian Jones

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January 24, Saturday

Forbidden Planet

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony, only to find two survivors and one deadly secret. Middlebury alumnus Dan Curry ’68 will introduce the film at the 8 PM screening. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Fred M. Wilcox, USA,1956, 98 minutes) Free

Please note Mr. Curry will also screen and discuss an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Sunday January 18

 

 

 

 

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January 26, Monday

Movement Matters Final Presentations

10:30 AM-12:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Movement Matters is a multi-year interdisciplinary endeavor to bring emerging artists in the field of dance together with Middlebury faculty and students for creative and curricular development. In this phase of the project, three emerging movement artists (Kate Speer, Maree ReMalia, and Makeda Thomas) have spent Winter Term 2015 on campus, collaborating with teams of faculty members in developing workshops around shared research interests. See the final results of these explorations in three, 30-minute presentations, each followed by a Q&A with the choreographers. Free

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January 30, Friday (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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