Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Two Twenty-Twos: Piano Solo Recital

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Junya Iwata '19, a piano student of Diana Fanning, will perform a solo piano recital—a culmination of his independent study work. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free 

photo Anastasiya Prokhorenko `19

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Arcadia

Wright Memorial Theatre

This play by Tom Stoppard is a compelling blend of science, mathematics, literature, and landscape architecture; the magnetic force connecting them is sex, “the attraction that Newton left out.” Featuring Associate Professor of Theatre Alex Draper ’88; directed by Cheryl Faraone. Sponsored by the Theatre ProgramTickets: $12/10/6

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Faculty Dance Concert

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

One night only! The Dance Program spotlights samples of faculty choreography, featuring works by Gabriel Forestieri, Scotty Hardwig, Paloma McGregor, Maree ReMalia, and Lida Winfield.  The program is approximately 60 minutes with no intermission. Tickets: Public $12, College ID holders $10, Students $6

Pictured above clockwise from top left: Scotty Hardwig, photo Alan Kimara Dixon; Gabriel Forestieri, photo Corey Melton;Maree ReMalia, photo Alan Kimara Dixon; Lida Winfield, photo Christine Alicino;

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Off the Wall: Informal Discussions about Art--Enrique Chagoya: Art as Dissent

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125 and Museum

Juliana E. Dunn ’19, Robert F. Reiff Curatorial Intern, offers this talk as part of the Museum’s Off the Wall Series. Mexican American artist Enrique Chagoya is a self-proclaimed “cultural cannibal” who believes that art thrives in the midst of social political crisis. Enjoy further conversation over a light lunch in the lobby. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Director of the Arts, and the Committee on the Arts. Lunch is provided. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders. Please arrive early, seating is limited.

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Pre-performance Dinner

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Lower Lobby

Before settling into Robison Hall for an evening of piano music by Paul Lewis, join fellow concertgoers for a delicious, seasonal meal. Meet friends or make new ones at this catered buffet dinner, seated family style. Meal tickets: $30; cash bar

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Paul Lewis, Piano*

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

In addition to being beloved by our local audience, pianist Paul Lewis is internationally regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation. Lewis makes his return to Middlebury with a mixed repertoire program including a Bach partita, Beethoven’s fourth piano sonata, three Chopin waltzes, and Weber’s Sonata no. 2. Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series. Part of the Nelson Chamber Music Series. Reserved seating. Running time: approximately 1 hour, 40 minutes including 1 intermission. Tickets: Public $25, College ID holders $20, Students $6

*This concert is now sold out, but the Box Office will take an in-person waiting list—starting at 7:00 PM Friday at the box office window—for any returned tickets.

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Photo Josep Molina

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Son of Saul

Dana Auditorium

In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival by trying to salvage the body of a boy he takes for his son. “No matter how many Holocaust films you’ve seen, you’ve not seen one like this”––Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times. In Polish and German with English subtitles. Sponsored by the Holocaust Film Fund. (László Nemes, Hungary, 2015, 107 minutes) Free

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Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The Miles Donahue Jazz Quintet

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Join The Miles Donahue Jazz Quintet in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, with special guest - Billy Pierce, formerly of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Eine kleine Nachtmittagmusik: "A little afternoon music"

Le Chateau Grand Salon

Gloria Breck ’18, a piano student of Diana Fanning, presents pieces by Bach, Beethoven, and Kabalevsky, as well as platters of Dolci delights. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

*Please note new date and time; previously announced for April 2 at 4:00 PM.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 to Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-8:00pm

Scratching the Surface: Intaglio Prints

Johnson Memorial Building, Mezzanine

Students present their new work from Hedya Klein’s class ART315, exploring traditional and contemporary methods of printmaking. Imagery is developed through drawing, layering, and hand-coloring applications, as well as exposure to contemporary art discourse. Intaglio encompasses an array of techniques; in essence, ink is applied to a “plate” of zinc, copper, wood, Plexiglass™, or cardboard, and then transferred onto paper by pulling it through a press. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art. Free

Pictured above: Emma Harnett '18, monotype and cut paper, 2016

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Recent Work of Dina A. Griffin, AIA, NOMA, IIDA

Johnson Memorial Building, Room 304

Griffin, president of Interactive Design Architects (IDEA), gives a public talk about her practice and her efforts to get more minority women interested in architecture. Her 20 years of experience includes institutional, municipal, corporate, multiunit residential, and education projects. Out of IDEA’s impressive body of work, none is more recognizable than the Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago, an icon in Chicago’s architectural landscape. Sponsored by the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Cameron Family Enrichment Fund. Free

Pictured above: A.J. Celebrezze Federal Building façade recladding project

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Dance Master Class with Ellen Smith Ahern ‘05

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Middlebury College alumna Ellen Smith Ahern ’05 has worked professionally with a diverse array of artists—including Jane Comfort, Tiffany Rhynard, Polly Motley, Paul Besaw, and Lida Winfield—all of whom have shaped her understanding of dance as a means of communication and connection.  She has taught and performed throughout the world, and brings this experience to her master classes, cultivating human relationships through movement and stillness. Participants will engage in a rigorous warm up, playful phrase material, and structured improvisations in hopes of working hard, feeling vibrant, and finding clarity in contemporary dance. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Grieving through Stone and Clay: Affect in Chinese Funerary Art of the Middle Period

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125

Jeehee Hong, Associate Professor of East Asian Art History at McGill University and current Fellow at the Clark Art Institute, examines representations of grief in Chinese middle-period (9th-14th centuries) funerary contexts. Hong shows that fictional or localized mourners were "inserted" into monuments to transmit corporeal and raw emotions. Sponsored by the Department of HistoryDepartment of History of Art and ArchitectureMiddlebury College Museum of Art, and the Program in East Asian Studies.  Free

Pictured above: Buddha’s nirvāṇa, Hancheng Tomb, ink and colors on brick wall, Shaanxi Province, China, 11th century. Photo Jeehee Hong

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Dr. Krista Miranda, Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series: ‘I wasn’t made to click. But with you I Click. We. Click.’: Constructing the Prosthetic Body in Claire Cunningham’s Dance Theater

The Orchard (Hillcrest 103)

In 2013, Scottish dance-theater artist Claire Cunningham, partnered by a collection of crutches scattered across the stage—like some-time body parts, or discarded lovers—choreographed a depiction of bodily life, love, and sex by crafting a lover out of her crutches in Ménage à Trois. Employing Cunningham’s Ménage à Trois as a starting point, this lecture explores how the body, exemplified by Cunningham’s prosthetic body, is a malleable assemblage of both self and other shaped discursively through sex, love, history, and one’s variable capacities over time.  In a series of text-based vignettes and movement-based duets, Cunningham and San Francisco-based dance-theater artist Jess Curtis, in their 2016 work The Way You Look (at me) Tonight, explore how embodied being is characterized by our entanglement with one another. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free

Above photo Sven Hagolani

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Spring Piano Recital by Students of Diana Fanning

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

The annual spring recital is a showcase for some of Middlebury College’s most talented piano students. Join us for an evening of beautiful music! Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Pictured: Julien Souffrant ’19 with Diana Fanning, photo Anastasiya Prokhorenko ’19

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 4:30 PM

This is a Portrait if I Say So

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125

Anne Goodyear, co-director of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art and co-author of “This is a Portrait if I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today,” will discuss how portraiture evolved largely as a genre based on mimesis to one stressing conceptual and symbolic associations between artist and subject. Artists considered range from Georgia O’Keeffe and Marcel Duchamp to Jasper Johns and Yoko Ono. Presented in conjunction with the concurrent exhibition American Faces: A Cultural History of Portraiture and Identity. Cosponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Department of History of Art and Architecture, and the Director of the Arts.

Pictured above: Cover of “This is a Portrait if I Say So,” featuring Robert Rauschenberg’s Self-Portrait (for “The New Yorker” profile) 1964.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Long Gone

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Visiting Lecturer in Dance Lida Winfield and alumna Ellen Smith Ahern ’05 have been collaborating since 2010. In this lecture/demonstration, they show excerpts of Long Gone, a duet which weaves dance and spoken word to celebrate heartfelt, funny, and irreverent memories of those long gone, and explores how our dead continue to live and evolve through memory and imagination. Passionate about making dance an open dialogue between performers and audiences, Ahearn and Winfield discuss their creative process, welcome questions, and perform excerpts. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 8:00 PM

After Miss Julie

Hepburn Zoo

After Miss Julie is playwright Patrick Marber’s short response to August Strindberg's Miss Julie. Bottling all the passion and emotion into an hour, this play tells the story of three characters struggling against the confines of class and gender in Post-war England. Senior 700 work of Alexander Herdman ’17 (directing). Sponsored by the Theatre Program. Tickets: $5

 

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Gallery Talk: The Bodies of “American Faces”

Middlebury College Museum of Art

What can we learn from looking at how bodies are depicted in the portraits included in the exhibition American Faces: A Cultural History of Portraiture and Identity? What meanings does the body carry, and how have artists grappled with its representation? Join Ellery Foutch, Assistant Professor in the American Studies Program, for a conversation about the bodies of American Faces, from a publicity image of conjoined twins and nineteenth-century celebrities Chang and Eng Bunker to caricatures of President Obama. This gallery talk is part of the Fridays at the Museum series. Seating is limited; please arrive early. Free

Pictured: Shepard Fairey, Obama “Hope” Campaign Poster, 2008. Lithograph on paper, 36 x 25 in. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art, Vermont.

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Musical Theatre Audition Workshop with Kelli O’Hara

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 221

Watch Kelli O’Hara work with students as they hone their musical theatre audition skills.  O’Hara has unequivocally established herself as one of Broadway’s great leading ladies. Her portrayal of Anna Leonowens in the critically acclaimed revival of The King and I recently garnered her the 2015 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, along with Drama League and Outer Critics nominations.  Please note that the workshop is full, but we encourage you to come and learn through observation.  Sponsored by the Theatre Program. Open to the public. Free

 

 

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Weiner

Dana Auditorium

A documentary examination of New York Congressman Anthony Weiner’s second fall from grace—during his 2013 mayoral campaign—amid today’s political landscape and the relentless contemporary media. “The best documentary about a political campaign ever made”––Eric Kohn, Indiewire. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg, USA, 2016, 96 minutes) Free

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Middlebury College Orchestra Spring Concert: Svala’s Saga

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

The Middlebury College Orchestra, directed by Andrew Massey, performs a brand new composition by senior Samuel Kudman. Also featured: Chabrier’s Idylle from Suite Pastorale, and Beethoven’s Symphony No 4 in Bb.  Sponsored by the Department of Music, free.

photo: Miranda de Beer `19

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Traditions and Technologies: Music Information in a Changing World

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 221

Lynnsey Weissenberger, adjunct professor of Library and Information Studies at Florida State University, explores the ever-changing world of music information technologies and their challenges in documenting, describing, and transmitting global musical traditions. As both a practitioner of Irish traditional music and an information technologist, Dr. Weissenberger asks: What is music information? How can we accurately and ethically convey complex socio-cultural understandings of music within information systems? And, whose information–and in which contexts–may be represented and made accessible? Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Christina Whitten Thomas `01.5, composer

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 221

Award-winning composer Christina Whitten Thomas ’01.5 will discuss her recent music, including a new choral suite commissioned by the Vermont Choral Union that incorporates texts by Vermont-based writer Abigail Carroll, 1950s Waterbury poet Jean Killary, and Middlebury faculty member Jay Parini. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 2:50 PM

Dance Master Class: Butoh as Creative Process

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Led by Michael J. Morris in Lida Winfield's Creative Process class, this workshop provides an introduction to butoh as a resource for creative process, specifically for accessing potentially unfamiliar and unexamined physical possibilities. Butoh is a postmodern Japanese dance form that emerged from the work of Kazuo Ohno and Tatsumi Hijikata in the 1950s. No previous dance experience necessary. Free

 

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Movement Matters: Two Years in Process

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Join Maree ReMalia, Movement Matters Andrew W. Mellon Interdisciplinary Choreographer, and her cross-disciplinary collaborators to learn about discoveries made through practices of embodied learning and the scope of activities that have taken place during a two-year residency. Enjoy an informal sharing through text, movement, archival media, and more, followed by a celebratory reception. This performance/presentation is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/Movement Matters Residency, Committee on the Arts, Director of the Arts Discretionary Fund, and Middlebury College Dance Program. Read more at go/movementmatters. Free

Above photo Alejandra Chavez

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Parker Merrill Speech Championship

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

In a Middlebury College tradition that started in 1825, student finalists compete for a top prize of $500. And in a less venerable tradition, dating only back to last April, speakers square off in a round of PowerPoint Roulette; watch as mixed doubles pairs—one professor, one student—deliver impromptu presentations incorporating seven slides they’ve never seen before. Produced by Oratory Now. Free

Pictured above: Caleb Green '19

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Freefall

Hepburn Zoo Theatre

This play by Charles Smith follows two brothers—a thief and a policeman—in a dramatic portrayal of what family means in a society that has splintered through the traditional institution. Senior 700 theatre work of Jabari Matthews ’17 and Oliver Wijayapala ’17 (acting), and 500 work of Roxy Adviento ’18 (directing) and Iram Asghar ’18 (costume design). Sponsored by the Theatre Program. Tickets: $5

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Fridays at the Museum: Jim Blair, Photographer

Middlebury College Museum of Art

As celebrated photographer for National Geographic, local resident James Blair has traveled to every continent on Earth. His photographs are published in numerous books and are included in the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art, the Portland (Oregon) Museum of Art, and the Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh). He will discuss photographic portraiture in the exhibition American Faces: A Cultural History of Portraiture and Identity. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art. Free

Unknown photographer, John Deere (1804–1886), c. 1851–1856, daguerreotype, quarter-plate. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Electra Havemeyer Webb Memorial Fund, 2016.012

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The Vermont Choral Union

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017, the Vermont Choral Union draws inspiration from more than 10 centuries of classical a cappella music, ranging from timeless works of the past and today’s newest compositions. This program features the premiere of a new choral suite commissioned by the Choral Union, composed by award-winning composer Christina Whitten Thomas ’01.5, incorporating texts by Burlington-based writer Abigail Carroll, 1950s Waterbury poet Jean Killary, and Middlebury faculty member Jay Parini. Sponsored by the Department of MusicTickets: Public $12, College ID holders $10, Students $6.

Pictured above: Jeff Rehbach, music director. Photo Jeff Fountain

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble

51 Main

Middlebury College’s swingin’ big band makes its annual spring appearance at 51 Main.  The joint is always jumpin’ when the band is in town.  Their music is sure to keep fingers snapping and toes tapping—there might even be dancing in the aisles! Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Theeb

Dana Auditorium

In an Ottoman province during WWI, a Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination. “Theeb exhibits the composure, bravery, and cunning of a little savage driven by animal instinct”—Stephen Holden, New York Times. In Arabic with English subtitles. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Naji Abu Nowar, Jordan, 100 minutes) Free

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Eric Despard and Friends

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Despard, affiliate artist of classical guitar, plays a concert celebrating contemporary solo and chamber music of Norway and America. Cellist Michael G. Ronstadt and accordionist Rocco Jerry join him to premiere new works by Norwegian composer Bjorn Bolstad Skjelbred, and American composer Conrad Kehn. The program includes additional pieces by Norwegian composers Magnar Am and Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Natasha Koval Paden, Piano

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

A recital of selected 19th century pieces, featuring Ferruccio Busoni’s extraordinary piano transcription of Bach’s Chaconne for solo violin, and Franz Liszt’s richly creative keyboard rendition of Mendelssohn’s orchestral Midsummer Night’s Dream. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Middlebury African Music and Dance Ensemble-Damascus Kafumbe, director

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

This concert showcases the diversity and richness of African musics beyond drumming-based practices and highlights the dynamic nature of these traditions. The performance also captures communal-based and interactive processes that serve as the backbone of many African societies. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 4:30 PM

*CANCELED-Beauty and Self Image

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Nancy Etcoff is Assistant Clinical Professor and Psychologist at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, a TED talk presenter, and author of Survival of the Prettiest (2000), the first in-depth scientific inquiry into the nature of human beauty. In this presentation, she sheds light on why we devour fashion magazines, check our waistlines, and gaze longingly at objects of desire. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition American Faces: A Cultural History of Portraiture and Identity. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, Academic Enrichment Fund, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Director of the Arts, Committee on the Arts, and the Department of Psychology. Free

*Unfortunately, this event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Remembering the Material: Medardo Rosso’s Bimbo Malato

Middlebury College Museum of Art

Phoebe Mitchell ’17 and Associate Professor of the History of Art and Architecture Eddie Vazquez discuss Medardo Rosso’s use of wax as a sculptural material, and address the communicative implications of his artistic strategies of repetition and hybrid materiality. Seating is limited; please arrive early. Part of the Fridays at the Museum series. Free

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Masterclass with Adrian Jevicki

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Brooklyn-based dance, theater, performance and video artist, and educator Adrian Jevicki leads an examination of human play as a primary and reliable bridge between mental, philosophical, narrative, and social realities. Using children's toys, games, ensemble theatrical techniques, and the writings of French philosopher Henri Lefebvre as structuring guides, students will be asked to inhabit spaces where feeling, intellect, and sensation freely intermingle. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free

 

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 29, 2017 (All day)
Sunday, April 30, 2017 (All day)

Middlebury Bach Festival

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

The 2017 festival includes Bach’s Art of Fugue played by the Brentano String Quartet; Handel’s oratorio Esther featuring Middlebury alumni soloists, the Middlebury College Choir, and student and guest instrumentalists; and an afternoon concert of chamber music. Visit go.middlebury.edu/bachfest for a full schedule and performer details.

Above photo Todd Balfour

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Brentano String Quartet

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Extolled by the New York Times for its “luxuriously warm sound [and] yearning lyricism,” the Brentano String Quartet last performed here in 2002, when the musicians celebrated their 10th anniversary by commissioning 10 composers—with Middlebury as a commissioning partner—to pen companion pieces for Bach’s Art of Fugue. It seems only fitting that the quartet returns for the opening concert of the 2017 Bach Festival, to play Bach’s Art of the Fugue itself. Pre-concert lecture by Professor of Music Larry Hamberlin, 7:00 PM, in Room 221. Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series and the Middlebury Bach Festival. Part of the Nelson Chamber Music Series. Reserved seating. The program is approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes including intermission. Tickets: Public $25, College ID holders $20, Students $6

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Above photo Juergen Frank

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 2:30 PM
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Heisenberg Unbound

McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Room 216

A discussion of the scientist, with scenes from Michael Frayn’s play Copenhagen. Senior 700 work of Jake Dombroski ’17.  Sponsored by the Theatre Program. Free

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Mountains May Depart

Dana Auditorium

An intensely moving study of how China’s economic boom and the culture of materialism it has spawned have affected the bonds of family, tradition, and love. “We’re always aware of being in the hands of one of the contemporary world’s great filmmakers”—Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com. In Cantonese with English subtitles. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Zhangke Jia, China, 2015, 131 minutes) Free

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Breathe

Peterson Family Athletics Complex, Natatorium

Artist in Residence Gabriel Forestieri, along with Loren Kiyoshi Dempster (composer) and Adrian Jevicki (writer/visual artist), transform Middlebury’s Natatorium with Breathe, a multidisciplinary performance event. The project is a contemporary water opera that combines song, movement, light, dance, water, music, and text. A live feed both underwater and on the deck displays to the board above the pool. A travelling choir mixes with a soundscape composed directly from the space itself, using contact microphones both out of and in the pool. The entire Natatorium transforms into an interactive installation that plays on dimensions of air, water, and light, blending these possibilities of sound, space, and perspective. The cast is a mix of athletes, performers, and professionals contributing to an unconventional performance with many surprises. Sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance, Department of Music, Johnson Visual Arts Residency Program Fund, and the Middlebury Natatorium.  Tickets: Public $12, College ID holders $10, Students $6. This performance is interactive and the audience will be invited to move to several locations in the natatorium.  If you have accessibility concerns, please contact the box office.

Gabriel Forestieri, photo Jennifer Ponder

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Bach Festival Concert: Handel's Esther

Kevin P. Mahaney '84 Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Featuring the Bach Festival Orchestra and Middlebury College Choir, conducted by Jeffrey Buettner, with soloists Lisa Wooldridge '16, soprano; Quinn Bernegger '13, tenor; Jack DesBois '15, bass; Elizabeth Bates '10, soprano; Adam Hall, tenor; Teddy Crecelius '08, tenor/director; Noah Silverstein '11, countertenor; Cynthia Huard, harpsichord; Jane Kittredge, concertmaster. Tickets: Public $12, College ID holders $10, Middlebury College students free with ID

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