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vito_acconci-thinkingspace-mur_island_nightSeptember 3, Tuesday (through December 8)

Vito Acconci: Thinking Space

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery

This exhibition marks the inauguration on campus of a replica of Acconci’s Way Station I, which was constructed in 1983 near what is now McCardell Bicentennial Hall. The exhibition and its accompanying publication place the work in the context of Acconci’s ongoing, extraordinarily influential career. Supported in part by the Committee on Art in Public Places. Free

Pictured: Vito Acconci, Mur Island, Graz, Austria, 2003, Theatre, Café and Playground; curved seating; canopy.

 

Ticket Art 2010
September 3, Tuesday

Box Office Opening Day for PASS Members

10:00 AM, Mahaney Center for the Arts Box Office and McCullough Box Office

Tickets for the 2013-2014 Performing Arts Series and other selected events go on sale today for members of the Performing Arts Series Society (PASS). 

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Starting September 6, Friday (Through September 21)

Music Department Ensemble Auditions

Various times and locations, see link for details

For Middlebury College students: Fall auditions for various Department of Music ensembles, including Jazz Program, College Choir, the winter term musical Les Miserables, College-Community Chorus, and the Middlebury College Orchestra. Sign-up sheets are posted at the Mahaney Center for the Arts, room 307.

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September 6-7, Friday-Saturday

Presemester Workshop: FreshWater: Myth, Mask, & Movement with Makeda Thomas

10:00 AM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

This workshop engages a contemporary performance aesthetic drawn from Caribbean traditions. At the centre is Thomas’ 2008 work, FreshWater, with movement material explored through choreographic and performance studies. It involves basic research and study of the Orishas (particularly Yemaya, Oshun, and Oya) and opens up to inquiries about myth-making; the relationship between memory and reality; family, legacy, tradition, and heritage; and the fragility and agility of life and culture. Participants will be enveloped in a sea of dance, discussion, history, music, and theory, and gain unique insight into Thomas’ artistic practice. For information, contact the Dance office at 802.443.5245 or dance@middlebury.edu.

 

Ticket Art 2010
September 9, Monday

Box Office Opening Day for Middlebury College ID card holders

10:00 AM, Mahaney Center for the Arts Box Office and McCullough Box Office

Tickets for the 2013-2014 Performing Arts Series and other selected events go on sale today for Middlebury College students, faculty, staff, and other ID card holders, as well as members of the Performing Arts Series Society (PASS).

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September 9, Monday (through October 13)

Architectural Studies Senior Thesis Design Exhibition

Johnson Memorial Building, Lobby

Architectural studies majors who graduated last June created this exhibit of models, drawings, and architectural renderings. Sponsored by the Department of History of Art and Architecture. Free

Pictured: work by Shane Sullivan Scranton ’13


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Starting September 10, Tuesday

Fall Dance & Movement PE Classes

These classes are open to the college community. PE credit is available with attendance at a minimum of eight classes. 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, go/dance, (802) 443-5245

Advanced Beginning Dance (DANC 0260/0261)

with Christal Brown
TTh 9:30-10:45 AM, MCA 110*

Introduction to Dance (DANC 0160)

with Andrea Olsen
TTh 3:00-4:15 PM, MCA 110*
*open on a space-available basis,
confirm with instructor at first meeting


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September 11, Wednesday

Dance Company of Middlebury Auditions

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

The Dance Company of Middlebury is selected each year by audition and is open to sophomores through seniors and alumni. For the 2013-2014 season the Dance Company of Middlebury, directed by Assistant Professor Christal Brown, explores the cultural underpinnings of masking through movement through the lenses of fashion, butoh, and Carnival. The company will travel to Trinidad and Tobago in January and will premiere three original works inspired by these performance studies during Winter Carnival in February.  Free


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September 12, Thursday

Vito Acconci and Screened and Selected

4:30 PM, Middlebury College Museum of Art

In this gallery talk, Chief Curator Emmie Donadio helps open the museum’s two new fall exhibitions through informal conversations with colleagues Richard Saunders, John Huddleston, and Kirsten Hoving. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art and the Friends of the Art Museum. Free

Pictured: Harri Kallio (Finnish, b. 1970), Mare Longue Reservoir #1, Mauritius, 2002, digital chromogenic color print, 29 1/2 x 35 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art, purchase with funds provided by the Christian A. Johnson Memorial Art Acquisition Fund, 2010.004

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September 12, Thursday

First Year Show Auditions!

7:00-10:00PM, Sunderland IL2

Danielle needs work advice; Ike and Terry contemplate death at the grocery store; Mel and Billy are dysfunctional friends; Rex the Mex has a theory as to what causes cancer; and Charlene wants that promotion - bad. Life Under 30 explores the issues of what happens after college. No experience necessary! Call backs: Friday, September 13th, 3-6PM. For more information visit go/theatre or contact Lisa Velten Smith: lveltensmith@middlebury.edu


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September 13, Friday (through December 8)

Screened and Selected II: Contemporary Photography and Video Acquisitions, 2006–2011

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

Under terms of a gift from alumna Marianne Boesky ’89, the museum has been enlisting students since 1999 in the process of acquiring contemporary works of art. The first acquisitions were presented in a public exhibition in 2006. This second group of acquisitions includes images by Bernd and Hilla Becher, Chuck Close, Robert Mapplethorpe, Shirin Neshat, Cindy Sherman, Alex Soth, and James Welling, among others. All of the works were selected and presented to their peers by students in a winter-term course in contemporary photography. Supported in part by the Christian A. Johnson Memorial Foundation. Free

Pictured: Shirin Neshat (American, born Iran, 1957), Fervor Series, 2000, gelatin silver print, 17 7/8 x 22 1/4 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art, purchase with funds provided by the Contemporary Photography, Film, and Video Acquisition Fund, 2006.018 

 

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September 13, Friday

Fall Dance Concert Auditions

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

Auditions for the Fall Dance Concert, scheduled for November 22-23, including the annual Newcomers’ Piece, directed by Catherine Cabeen this year, plus choreography by members of the intermediate/advanced dance course. Dancers must take two approved technique classes per week to perform in the concert. The Newcomer’s Piece is open to anyone who has not yet performed in a dance program-sponsored concert. Come dressed to move.

 

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September 14, Saturday

Wuthering Heights

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

Emily Brontë’s classic novel is transformed onto the screen by Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank, Red Road). Heathcliff, a mysterious young boy, is rescued from poverty by the Earnshaws. His integration into the family turns awry when he develops an intense, passionate, and destructive relationship with his younger foster sister, Cathy. Arnold captures the quiet beauty of the English countryside and treats the romance between Cathy and Heathcliff “with tenderness and a visceral sense of where pain meets pleasure”—Dave Calhoun, Time Out. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Andrea Arnold, UK, 2011, 129 minutes) Free

 

Ticket Art 2010
September 16, Monday

Box Office Opening Day for the General Public

10:00 AM, Mahaney Center for the Arts Box Office and McCullough Box Office

Tickets for the 2013-2014 Performing Arts Series and other selected events go on sale today to the general public. Tickets are also available to Middlebury College students, faculty, staff, and other ID card holders, as well as members of the Performing Arts Series Society (PASS).

 

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Starting September 16, Monday

Fall Dance & Movement PE Classes

These classes are open to the college community. PE credit is available with attendance at a minimum of eight classes. 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, go/dance, (802) 443-5245

Yoga with Russell Comstock

M 5:00-6:15 PM, MCA 109

Yoga with Catherine Cabeen

W 12:30-1:20 PM, MCA 110

Yoga with Adeline Cleveland

F 12:30-1:20 PM, MCA 109

Yoga with Nikhil Ramburn

Su 9:30 -11:00 AM, MCA 109

Yoga for Faculty and Staff with Joanna Colwell

August 28-October 16
W 11:30-12:30 PM, MCA 109
W 12:45-1:45 PM, MCA 109 sponsored by the Optimal Health Initiative, register with emckay@middlebury.edu

Pilates with Nina Vila

TTh 12:30-1:20 PM, MCA 109
College community only,
$66 for one class per week for 11 weeks or $132 for twice a week. sponsored by the Optimal Health Initiative register at the box office (go/boxoffice) starting Sept. 3

RIDDIM with Bella Tudisco-Sadacca and Thomas Scott

This class will cover a variety of styles featured in RIDDIM shows, including hip-hop, jazz, jazz funk, lyrical, bollywood, salsa, and more!
W 6:30-8:00 PM, MCA 109

Capoeira with Rufus Raghunath

Su 3:00-4:30 PM, MCA 109

Ballet, Intermediate/Advanced

W 4:45-6:15 PM, MCA 109

 

 

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September 16, Monday

The Living Word Project: Residency Activity

Hip-hop Music and Movement Workshop

4:30-6:00 PM; Proctor Basement

Participants get physical while deconstructing the celebrated beginnings of hip-hop as it related to culture, survival, creativity, and lyrical penmanship. Limited space available to Middlebury College students. Contact Jennifer Herrera to pre-register: jherrera@middlebury.edu or 802.443.5743

 

 

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September 17, Tuesday (through September 24)

Portraits: Power and Influence

Johnson Memorial Building
This exhibition presents oil paintings, created in Jim Butler’s portraiture class, that represent people of power and influence. The pictures display varying strategies of image making, from the figurative to the purely abstract. The student-artists collaborated with students in John Spackman’s Philosophy of Aesthetics course to explore important philosophical reasons for the creative process they used. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art. Free

Pictured: Sally Caruso ’15.5 working on her three-dimensional oil painting Portrait of Georgia, 2013

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September 17, Tuesday

Master Class with Shizu Homma

9:30-10:45 AM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Master class with contemporary butoh artist Shizu Homma. Shizu is in residence to collaborate with the Dance Company of Middlebury on an original work. Free, open to all levels.

 

September 17, Tuesday

The Living Word Project: Residency Activity with the Addison County Parent-Child Center

12:00-1:30 PM; Town Hall Theater
(invited guests only)

 

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September 17, Tuesday

The Living Word Project: Residency Activity

Spoken Word, Spoken True

4:30-6:00 PM; MCA Room 221

Participants are lead through creative writing exercises to develop their own spoken word artistry and style. Limited space available to Middlebury College students, plus interested community members, space permitting. Contact Jennifer Herrera to pre-register: jherrera@middlebury.edu or 802.443.5743

 

 

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September 18, Wednesday

The Living Word Project: Residency Activity

Theatre Master Class

12:15-1:45 PM; MCA Room 232

This workshop/master class is only open to students in Prof. Claudio Medeiros' Creative Process class.

 

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September 19, Thursday

Master Class with Michael Turner and Khalil Anthony of the Living Word Project

9:30-10:45 AM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

This movement workshop asks participants to get physical with the themes and ideas presented in a creative, electric, and thoughtful way. The ability of the body to be used as a communication device is an important aspect to this workshop.  Participants will be asked to stretch as we prepare to engender movement as a tool for dialogue and performance.  Instead of relying on words, this workshop utilizes our bodies to develop the language and artistry needed to create an original movement in each session. As a collective and individually, participants will have the opportunity to create, choreograph, and move their bodies together. Free. To register, contact dance@middlebury.edu.

 

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September 19, Thursday

The Living Word Project: Residency Activity

Verbal Onslaught

 9:00-11:00 PM; 51 Main

Verbal Onslaught is Middlebury’s own spoken word open mic night. Shy and outspoken poets, good listeners, loud hand-clappers and finger-snappers, writers, and artists are more than welcome. Free admission; Food and drink available for purchase at the venue.

 

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September 20–21, Friday–Saturday

The Living Word Project: Word Becomes Flesh

8:00 PM each evening, Wright Memorial Theatre

Spoken-word poet and playwright Marc Bamuthi Joseph brings his personal history to life in Word Becomes Flesh, a groundbreaking hip-hop theatre event. Using poetry, dance, and live music, the “choreopoem” performance documents nine months of pregnancy from a young, single father’s perspective. Bamuthi’s landmark work has been recreated for a cast of five performers and a live DJ. The work deconstructs black male identity in the 21st century with deep honesty and raw physicality. Hailed by the Washington Post as “a searing, satisfying evening.” For mature audiences. Sponsored by the Performing Arts SeriesTheatre ProgramOffice of the Dean of the CollegeMahaney Center for the ArtsCenter for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity, and the New England Foundation for the Arts. Residency activities are possible thanks to support from the Rothrock Residency Fund for Experiential Learning in the Performing Arts. Tickets: $20/15/6.

Photo Jati Lindsday, Hip-Hop Theater Festival

 

 

 

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September 21, Saturday

Master Class in Contemporary Dance with Sabine Fichter

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

Sabine Fichter, Director of the Dance Program at the Accademia Arte in Arezzo, Italy, leads a contemporary technique class that includes Laban/Barteneiff fundamentals. Sabine will also discuss their spring junior-semester abroad program,focusing on post-modern performance techniques with European artists in the hills of Tuscany (Italian fluency not required). Join Sabine for this opportunity to dance, and to hear about study abroad. Free

 

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September 21, Saturday

The House I Live In

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

This unsparingly honest documentary about drug policy in the United States won the 2012 Sundance Documentary Grand Jury Prize. Looking at evidence from both sides of the law, director Eugene Jarecki exposes the injustices and implications of America’s War on Drugs, exploring “the kind of large-scale topic that Mr. Jarecki loves digging into . . . showing and telling with a wealth of shuffled visual material”—Manohla Dargis, New York Times. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Eugene Jarecki, Netherlands/UK/Germany/Japan/Australia/USA, 2012, 108 minutes) Free

 

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September 21, Saturday

Eric Despard, guitar

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

Heralded as a “talented classical guitarist” by the Times of Trenton, Middlebury College Affiliate Artist Eric Despard performs a dynamic solo concert of selections spanning 500 years of music. The program features Spanish and Latin American guitar favorites, including pieces by Piazzolla, Lauro, Barrios, Villa-Lobos, Tarrega, and Albeniz. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 

 

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September 23, Monday

Eugene Jarecki: The House I Live In

4:30 PM, Twilight Auditorium

Film Director Eugene Jarecki gives a public talk about his film The House That I Live In, screened at Middlebury by the Hirschfield International Film Series on September 21. Sponsored by the Department of Film and Media Culture, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity. See associated event on September 21. Free

 

 

 

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September 24, Tuesday

A Solo Percussion Workshop by Jane Boxall Allen

9:30 – 10-:45 AM
Mahaney Center for the Arts, room 221
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12:30 – 1:15 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, West Entrance (Route 30 side)
Rain location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Jane Boxall Allen will perform the works of works of Frederic Rzewski, James Tenney, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz, and Jacob Mashak. Ms. Boxall Allen is walking the Long Trail and stopping along the way to perform. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 

* Please note event changes

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September 25, Wednesday

David Edgar in Conversation: Foreign Language and Translation in Pentecost*

12:15 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre

David Edgar, the award-winning playwright of this fall’s production
of Pentecost, will speak about the use of language in the play. Please note: playwright David Edgar is not able to attend, but his speech will still be delivered by members of the Middlebury College faculty and student body. Twelve languages are spoken in Pentecost, a play whose title comes from the Acts of the Apostles, “When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.” Acts 2:1–4. This event is being presented in connection with the Clifford Symposium. Free. Lunch is provided. * Please note event changes

 

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September 26–28,Thursday–Saturday

2013 Clifford Symposium:
Translation in a Global Community: Theory and Practice

This year, the Nicholas R. Clifford Symposium becomes a festival of translation, as Middlebury College and the Monterey Institute of International Studies team up to look at language translation from many angles. The three-day event includes simultaneous translation booths, presentations by alumni working in professional translation, keynote talks by distinguished speakers looking at translation’s vital role today, a staged reading, and a polyglot poetry slam.


September 26, Thursday

Keynote Address: David Bellos

4:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Professor David Bellos is director of the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication at Princeton University and author of Is that a Fish in Your Ear? Free


September 27, Friday

Keynote Address: Emily Apter

Noon, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Emily Apter is professor of French and comparative literature at New York University and author of The Translation Zone. Free


September 28, Saturday

Translingual Poetry Slam

11:00 AM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Organized by the editors of the student journal Translingual, this poetry slam will feature entries and winners of the journal’s translation contest, as well as impromptu poetry translations. Free

 
*This event has been canceled and replaced with a related event on September 25.
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September 28, Saturday

Staged Reading: Pentecost

12:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

A sneak peek at the upcoming production of David Edgar’s multilingual play Pentecost: student and faculty actors from the Theatre Program perform a staged reading of selected scenes. For mature audiences. Free

 Pictured: Giotto, Lamentation (The Mourning of Christ), 1306

 

 

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September 28, Saturday

Caesar Must Die

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

Set inside the high-security wing of Rome’s Rebbia prison, this film follows a group of inmates’ production of Julius Caesar. Directors Paolo and Vittorio Taviani (The Night of the Shooting Stars, Kaos) use prisoners as their actors, mixing narrative and documentary together. Ultimately, the film explores the effect of art on life and vice versa. “The Tavianis come not to use or mangle Shakespeare but to honor him”—Anthony Lane, New York Times. In Italian with English subtitles. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Italy, 2012, 76 minutes) Free

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