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March 7, Saturday

The Missing Picture

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

In this brilliant documentary about his childhood spent clinging to life in Cambodia’s killing fields, Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage, and his narration to reconstruct the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge from 1975 to 1979. Raising fascinating and problematic questions about representation, “the audacity of The Missing Picture is equaled only by its soulfulness”—Manohla Dargis, New York Times. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Rithy Panh, Cambodia/France, 2013, 92 minutes) Free



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March 7, Saturday

An Evening of Songs and Arias

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

Select students of affiliate artists Carol Christensen, Susanne Peck, and Beth Thompson present a variety of songs, duets, and arias that range from the Baroque era to the present. Accompanied by Cynthia Huard and Annemieke Spoelstra McLane, piano. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Quinn Bernegger "13.5, photo Brett Simison

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March 9, Monday (through March 17)

Scratching the Surface: Intaglio Prints

Johnson Memorial Building, Mezzanine

Students in Hedya Klein’s class display the works they created while exploring traditional and contemporary methods of printmaking using drawing, layering, and hand-coloring applications. Intaglio encompasses an array of techniques: in essence, ink is applied to a plate, which can be made of anything from copper to cardboard, and then transferred onto paper by pulling it through a press. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art. Free

Work by Tara Ashley Quinn ’14, intaglio, etching on zinc plate, 8 x 10 inches

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March 13, Friday

Classical/Neo-Classical: The Western Reception of Greek and Roman Art

12:15 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theater and Museum

Professor of history of art and architecture and associate curator of ancient art Pieter Broucke explores the persistent fascination with classical antiquity through works selected from the museum’s collection. Enjoy further conversation over a light lunch in the lobby. Presented as part of the series Off the Wall: Informal Discussions about Art. 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

Black-Figure White-Ground Alabastron, attributed to the Emporion Painter, Greek, Attic, c. 510–490 BCE, terracotta, 7 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Christian A. Johnson Memorial Art Fund, 2014.008

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March 14, Saturday

Omar

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

Omar is a Palestinian baker who routinely climbs over the separation wall to meet up with his girlfriend. By night he risks his life to strike at the Israeli military. After his arrest and torture, Omar courts danger by becoming an informant. Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now) has made a dynamic, action-packed drama that is “told with a stark, pitiless clarity that leaves you with fewer answers than before”—Ty Burr, Boston Globe. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Hany Abu-Assad, Palestine, 2013, 96 minutes) Free

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March 14, Saturday

Elias String Quartet

Sara Bitlloch, violin
Donald Grant, violin
Martin Saving, viola
Marie Bitlloch, cello

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

Described by the Washington Post as possessing “deft phrasing, a fine sense of dramatic pacing and seamless ensemble work,” the Elias Quartet has emerged as one of the most intense and vibrant quartets of its generation. They continue their acclaimed Beethoven Project, delighting us with an all-Beethoven program, including opp. 95, 131, and 135. Associate professor of music Larry Hamberlin offers a pre-concert lecture at 7:00 PM in Room 221. This free Performing Arts Series concert is made possible with generous support from the Institute for Clinical Science and Art, in memory of F. William Sunderman Jr. and Carolyn Reynolds Sunderman. Free; no tickets required

Photo Benjamin Ealovega

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March 15, Sunday

Timothy Cummings and Guests

4:00 PM, Wilson Hall, McCullough Social Space

This year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration features a hybrid of concert and participatory dance, highlighting the rich and related traditions of Ireland and Appalachia. Timothy Cummings, affiliate artist and piper, is joined by Pete Sutherland (fiddle, banjo, song), Dominique Dodge (harp, song), Caleb Elder ’04 (fiddle, mandolin), Mary Wesley (dance caller), and student guests. This gathering is sure to warm both hearts and bodies at winter’s end. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Photo Finn Yarbrough

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March 17–18, Tuesday–Wednesday

Camille A. Brown and Dancers

 

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

 
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Camille A. Brown is aprolific choreographer who has earned multiple accolades and awards for her daring works. Her latest work, Black Girl, is a multimedia depiction of the complexities of carving out a positive identity as a black female in urban American culture. Combining history and musicology with fantastical imagery from Alice in Wonderland, this work offers a grand narrative reflecting on feminism, patriarchy, and how women navigate within this world. Middlebury’s performances during women’s history month also include works by three female emerging choreographers. Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series, Dance Program, and Committee on the Arts. Camille A. Brown and Dancers 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: $20/15/6. On sale to PASS members September 3; to Middlebury College ID card holders September 8; and to the general public on September 11. Go to the online box office>>

Photo Matt Karas

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March 19, Thursday (through April 3)

Line in Space: Just a Corner of Your Memory Palace

Johnson Memorial Building

Students from Sanford Mirling’s fall class, Sculpture I: Communicating in Three Dimensions, exhibit works focused on the limitless, form-making possibilities of welded-steel rod. While tackling elemental aesthetic issues of balance, volume, perspective, and scale, each sculpture provides a glimpse into the artist’s own personal narrative. As a collection, these pieces represent earnest experiments in translating two dimensions into three and memories into new realities. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art. Free

Work by Alexander Russo ’14, welded steel and video projection, installation

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March 30, Monday

College Choir Tour Home Concert

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

The College Choir performs the program from their concert tour of Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, “Songs of Liberation,” and select repertoire celebrating the 60th anniversary of Middlebury Hillel. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 

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