Interdisciplinary Storytelling: Silent and Spoken, Movement and Stillness

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 7:00pm

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Participants in this course, facilitated by Lida Winfield, share the results of their explorations with movement and narrative in a final showing. Through improvisation and structure, they create stories through body and voice in order to look at, create, tell, and share personal stories, as well as those of others. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free

headshop of speaker Pieter BrouckeFebruary 1, Wednesday

Architecture from the Twilight of the Ptolemies: The Temple of Apollo on Yeronisos, Cyprus

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

Pieter Broucke of the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, and Director of the Arts, offers a lecture as part of the Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series. Free

actors in process of sceneFebruary 1, Wednesday

Collaboration in the Arts: The Creative Process Continues

4:30 PM, Wright Memorial Theatre

Join the students and facilitators from the January term Collaboration in the Arts course, and see how their month together culminates in their final projects! The students and facilitators draw from assignments, mini-projects, reflections, and their explorations in dance, theater, visual art, writing, and their major areas of study to create this finale event. Free



closeup of woman dancingFebruary 1, Wednesday

Interdisciplinary Storytelling: Silent and Spoken, Movement and Stillness

7:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Participants in this course, facilitated by Lida Winfield, share the results of their explorations with movement and narrative in a final showing. Through improvisation and structure, they create stories through body and voice in order to look at, create, tell, and share personal stories, as well as those of others. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free

February 2, Thursday (through February 16)

Winter Term Studio Art Exhibition

8:00 AM–8:00 PM, Monday–Friday, Johnson Memorial Building, Mezzanine and Gallery Space 308

Students from winter term classes exhibit their works including photography, drawing, and painting. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art. Free

Michelle Lehman '19, oil on canvas, 20016

students looking at portraitsFebruary 3, Friday

Gallery Talks by February Graduates

12:15 PM, Middlebury College Museum of Art

On the eve of their graduation, senior History of Art & Architecture majors Kelsey Follansbee’16.5, Alex Gimbel ’16.5, Ennissa Martin ’16.5, and Carolina McGarity ’16.5 share their research on pieces in the Museum’s collection. Works on view will include an American photograph, an Indian drawing, a Flemish Book of Hours, and a Dutch portrait. Part of the Fridays at the Museum series. (Please note that there will be no Fridays at the Museum event on February 10, while the College is on academic break. Join us for our next Friday event on February 17.) Free

Pictured: Carolina McGarity ’16.5 (left) discusses Govaert Flinck’s Portrait of a Man with visitors.

dancer in shoulder poseStarting February 13, Monday

Spring 2017 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.eduhttp://go.middlebury.edu/dance, or 802-443-3136.

From Africa to the Americas (DANC 0163) with Christal Brown and Simbo Camara

TTh 9:30-10:45 am MCA 110

Introduction to Dance (DANC 0160) with Scotty Hardwig

TTh 11:00 am-12:15 pm MCA 110

Advanced Beginning Dance (DANC 0260) with Gabriel Forestieri

TTh 1:30-2:45 pm, MCA 110

American Faces-american_flag_of_faces.jpgFebruary 17, Friday (through April 30)

American Faces: A Cultural History of Portraiture and Identity

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

Since the arrival of the first itinerant portrait painters in the colonies, Americans have created portraits to commemorate loved ones, glorify the famous, establish national myths, and honor shared heroes. Whether on canvas, in stone, in bronze, on film, or in binary code, we spend considerable time creating, contemplating, and collecting our likenesses. This exhibit, which brings together 90 portraits from more than 20 collections, explores and explains Americans’ 300-year fascination with images of themselves. Free

American Flag of Faces Exhibit, Ellis Island, New York, c. 1990–2011. Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

Tangerine 1.jpgFebruary 18, Saturday

Tangerine

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

A transgender working girl tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve, searching for her pimp boyfriend. This microbudget odyssey through the subcultures of Los Angeles was shot with three smartphones. “A groundbreaking film that leaves you in stitches while quietly breaking your heart”––Peter Travers, Rolling Stone. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Sean Baker, USA, 2015, 88 minutes) Free

dancer in shoulder poseStarting February 20, Monday

Spring 2017 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.eduhttp://go.middlebury.edu/dance, or 802-443-3136.

Yoga with Russell Comstock, MCA 110

Th 5:00-6:15 pm

Pilates and Egoscue with Nina Vila, MCA 109, **extra fee applies**

T (Egoscue) and Th (Pilates) 12:30-1:20 pm

Beginning/ Intermediate Ballet with Barbara Doyle-Wilch
Tu 5:00-6:30 pm, MCA 109

Intermediate/ Advanced Ballet with Barbara Doyle Wilch
W 5:00-6:30 pm, MCA 109

Middlebury Arts LogoFebruary 20, Monday

Talk By Composer Emily Howard

2:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 221

Oxford graduate Emily Howard is one of the finest young composers at work in Britain today. Her first piece, Magnetite, debuted to rave reviews at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic in 2008.  Most recently, she won vast accolades for her concerto on the 2016 BBC Proms, described as “visionary” (Times) and “one of this year’s finest new works” (Guardian.)  Her opera Zatopek! appeared in London to huge acclaim in 2012.  Her work is regularly performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and other major orchestras. She is now beginning work on an opera based on Jay Parini’s biographical novel, The Last Station. “Howard has a deep concern for the human and the raw power of sound”—BBC. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 


February 20-25

Gaga Movement Language Residency

Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof are collaborative artists based in Tel Aviv, Israel. Together, they have been commissioned to set choreographic works and participate in artistic residencies across Europe, Israel, Russia, the US and Singapore in professional and academic settings. They are both certified instructors of Ohad Naharin’s innovative training method, the Gaga movement language, which has recently gained worldwide recognition as a practice for both dancers and those without previous dance experience. Their Middlebury visit is a student-initiated Rothrock residency spearheaded by Andrew Pester ’17 and Mandy Kimm ’17. This residency is supported by the Rothrock Family Fund for Experiential Learning in the Performing Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/Movement Matters Residency, Committee on the Arts, Director of the Arts Discretionary Fund, Hebrew Department, Living Dance, Middlebury College Activities Board, Dance Program, Music Department, and Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.


Gaga/dancer and Repertory Workshop
 

February 20, Monday, 4:30–7:00 PM
February 21, Tuesday, 4:30–7:00 PM
February 22, Wednesday, 6:00–8:30 PM
February 23, Thursday, 4:30–7:00 PM

February 24, Friday, 12:30–3:00 PM

MCA Dance Theatre

Israel-based independent choreographer and former Batsheva dancer Noa Zuk is offering this intensive workshop inviting intermediate-advanced dancers to dive into the Gaga Movement Language and learn excerpts from her repertory. Registration and participation in all sessions required. Priority registration>> for Middlebury ID card holders. 

February 22, Wednesday

Gaga/people Master Class

12:30–1:30 PM, MCA Dance Theatre


Come and join Ohad Fishof, artist, musician, and long term collaborator
of Batsheva Dance Company, for Gaga People Master Classes that
are open to the public. People of all ages and movement backgrounds are encouraged to attend this movement exploration which links imagery with sensation. Free. Learn more>> 

February 24, Friday

Gaga/people Master Class and Open Rehearsal

12:30–2:00 PM (class) and 1:30–3:00 PM (rehearsal), MCA Dance Theatre

Come and join Ohad Fishof, artist, musician, and long term collaborator
of Batsheva Dance Company, for Gaga People Master Classes that are open to the public. People of all ages and movement backgrounds are encouraged to attend this movement exploration which links imagery with sensation. Afterwards, observe Noa Zuk and workshop participants rehearse her repertory in the culmination of the week-long workshop. Free.
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February 25, Saturday

Gaga Movement Language Residency Lecture/Demonstration

7:30 PM, MCA Dance Theatre


Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof share excerpts from their collaborative work as well as their insights as internationally recognized choreographers working in Israel. Free.
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performing arts series logoFebruary 22, Wednesday

Pre-concert Lecture by Pierre Jalbert

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

Vermont composer Pierre Jalbert shares insights about his second piano trio, to be performed by the Morgenstern Piano Trio in its 7:30 PM concert. Earning widespread notice for his richly colored and superbly crafted scores, Jalbert has developed a musical language that is engaging, expressive, and deeply personal. Among his many honors are the Rome Prize, the BBC Masterprize, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s 2007 Stoeger Award, and a 2010 award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He describes his second piano trio as “two movements of contrasting character. A couple of ideas inspired each movement: the first was the thought of a desert landscape at night, desolate and calm; the second came from an incident driving home in Houston… These were simply starting points and the music itself eventually developed on its own terms.” Free

morgenstern_trio__photo Irene Zandel_03.jpgFebruary 22, Wednesday

Morgenstern Piano Trio

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

Named after the 19th-century German poet Christian Morgenstern, this young trio has been lauded by the Washington Post for “…a unanimity, polished technique, and musical imagination.” After only two short years working together, they burst onto the music scene, receiving top prizes and awards, including the prestigious Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio Award in 2010. In Middlebury, the trio plays works by Tailleferre, Ravel, and Vermont native Pierre Jalbert. Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series. Part of the Nelson Chamber Music Series. Reserved seating. The program is approximately 1 hour, 20 minutes including 1 intermission. Tickets: $20/15/6

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Photo Irene Zandel

Middlebury Hippolytus Sarcophagus-roman_child_sarcophagus.jpgFebruary 24, Friday

Hippolytus Sarcophagus: Remolding Greek Myth in the Roman World

12:15 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125 and Lower Lobby

Wentao Zhai ’17 discusses the museum’s Roman child sarcophagus, the topic of his independent research, addressing the depiction of the Greek myth of Phaedra and Hippolytus as a means of exploring the relationship between Classical Antiquity’s two major cultures. Enjoy further conversation over a light lunch in the lobby. 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. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders

Anonymous (Roman), Child’s Sarcophagus with Relief Depicting Scenes from the Hippolytus Myth, 210–220 CE, marble, 12 x 45 x 16 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Friends of Art Acquisition Fund, the Overbrook Foundation, and the Memorial Art Fund, 1993.001.

woman and man standing by windowFebruary 24, Friday

Sadie Brightman, Piano; Steven Klimowski, Clarinet

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

Klimowski and Brightman team up to play a concert of music for clarinet and piano. The music spans the clarinet/piano repertoire from Romantic to Modern, including Brahms, Debussy, and improvisations on some of the great popular melodies. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free




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NER Out Loud

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

In the tradition of public radio’s Selected Shorts, enjoy this third annual evening of original prose and poetry from the New England Review literary magazine, read aloud by Middlebury College students from Oratory Now. Join the readers and organizers for a “s’more readings” reception after the event, including contributions from student literary magazines. Sponsored by the Mahaney Center for the Arts, Oratory Now, and the New England Review. Free

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Alexander Burnett '16, photo Robert Keren

Sunset Song 5.jpgFebruary 25, Saturday

Sunset Song

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

Adapted from Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s novel, Sunset Song tells the story of Aberdeenshire farm girl Chris Guthrie as she searches for her independence, against the odds, just before the First World War. “The most English of directors has done a Scottish classic proud”––Ian Freer, Empire. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Terence Davies, UK, 2015, 135 minutes) Free

February 25, Saturday

An Evening with The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble and Middlebury Swing Dance Club

8:00 PM, McCullough Student Center, Wilson Hall

Bring your dancing shoes or just come listen to great music performed by The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble. Swing dance lessons for beginners start at 7:00 PM. Sponsored by the Middlebury Swing Dance Club. Free



Two women holding a cello smiling at each otherFebruary 26, Sunday

Davydov-Fanning Duo 40th Anniversary Concert

4:00 PM, Mead Memorial Chapel

Cellist Dieuwke Davydov and pianist Diana Fanning celebrate 40 years of performing as a duo with a concert at Mead Chapel, where their first concert together took place in December 1976. They present the program for their upcoming 8th concert tour in Europe, including works by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Hindemith, Brahms, Saint-Saëns, and Kathy Wonson Eddy ’73. “The Davydov-Fanning Duo is one of Vermont’s state treasures”—Barre Times-Argus. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

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