Wednesday, November 1, 2017 to Sunday, December 10, 2017

A Story of Art: Gifts and Bequests from Charles Moffett ’67 and Lucinda Herrick

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery

This exhibition, organized by Assistant Professor of History of Art Carrie Anderson and her students, tells a story of artistic production from its conception to its afterlife. The eclectic selection of drawings, photographs, paintings, and sculpture comes from the generous gifts of Impressionist scholar and alumnus Charles S. Moffett ’67 and Lucinda Herrick. Museum hours >> Free

Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl (Hungarian, 1860–1933), Study of a Figure Walking Away, c. 1895, chalk on paper, 20 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches. Gift of Charles S. Moffett ’67

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 to Sunday, December 10, 2017

Land and Lens: Photographers Envision the Environment

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

Photographs drawn primarily from the museum’s rich holdings make up this comprehensive survey of photography and the environment, presenting some 70 images through the lens of environmental appreciation, concern, or activism. Professor Kirsten Hoving and her students have produced an innovative and comprehensive digital catalogue of the exhibition. Museum hours >> Free

James Balog, Greenland Ice Sheet, 28 June 2009, Adam LeWinter Surveys Birthday Canyon, 2009, chromogenic color print on paper. Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Fine Arts Acquisition Fund. 2015.006

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Dance Master Class with Alexandra Beller

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Beller, Artistic Director of Alexandra Beller/Dances for the past 15 years, was previously a member of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company from 1995–2001, performing in over 50 countries and throughout the US. All experience levels welcome. Free

 

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Ancient Egypt at Middlebury College: Art, Religion, Reception

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Professors Shalom Goldman (Religion) and Pieter Broucke (History of Art and Architecture) and Director and Curator Rebekah Irwin (Special Collections & Archives) present the College’s richness of resources pertaining to Ancient Egyptian culture. Part of the Fridays at the Museum series. Free

Votive Offering for Hatshepsut, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, Reign of Hatshepsut, 1473–1458 BCE, brown quartzite, 5 x 3 x 2 1/2 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Walter Cerf Art Fund. 2016.086

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The King’s Singers

Mead Memorial Chapel

Back by popular demand, the world’s most renowned a cappella ensemble returns to Middlebury to celebrate its 50th anniversary season. Acclaimed for virtuosity, life-affirming energy, and charm, they present a program surveying five decades of King’s Singers repertoire, plus new works commissioned for this anniversary year. A Nelson Series event. A Performing Arts Series event. Tickets: $30 General public/$25 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students. Approximate running time: 1 hour, 15 minutes including 1 intermission. More about this event>>

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Photo Marco Borggreve

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Toni Erdmann

Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium

Young workaholic Inès confronts a work-family conflict as her jokester father, Winfried, poses as her CEO’s life coach. “It’s blessed with two excellent lead performances from the actors playing father and daughter. . . . Just brilliant.”––Dave Calhoun, TimeOut (162 minutes). A Hirschfield International Film Series event. Free

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Apocalyptic Sublime

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Sabra Field Lecture Hall (Room 125)

Internationally-admired photographer David Maisel presents a talk in conjunction with the exhibition Land and Lens: Photographers Envision the Environment. Known for his books and exhibitions, Maisel has focused on aerial and x-ray photographs of environmentally-impacted sites since the 1980s. Sponsored by the Department of History of Art and Architecture, Johnson Enrichment Fund, and the Middlebury College Museum of Art. Free

David Maisel, The Lake Project 19, 2002.  Middlebury College Museum of Art

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 8:00 PM

NER Out Loud

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

This fourth annual event features original prose and poetry from the New England Review literary magazine, read aloud by Middlebury College students from Oratory Now. Stay for the “s’more readings” reception with contributions from student magazines. Free

Sign language interpretation will be offered.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Julieta

Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium

Julieta discovers that her long-lost daughter has returned to Madrid, forcing her to reflect on her checkered past. “Pedro Almodóvar's Julieta is a guilt-soaked pleasure.”––Tim Robey, Telegraph (96 minutes). A Hirschfield International Film Series event. Free

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Friends of the Art Museum Purchase Party

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Lower Lobby and Middlebury College Museum of Art

This annual signature event of the Museum Friends is the occasion for the group to determine what addition it will make to the museum collection. With lively and informative presentations by Student Friends, the decisions are never easy— but they’re always good! Members only, RSVP required. Membership information: 802-443-2309 or museum.middlebury.edu.

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Diana Fanning, piano

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Affiliate artist Diana Fanning performs a beautiful program of piano music by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, and Villa-Lobos. “Diana Fanning entranced her audience, expressing diverse atmospheres and nuances through the beauty of her colorful playing.”—Le Progrès, France. A Music Department event. Free

Photo Tad Merrick

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Twerkshop with The Lady B ’13

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Blending the basics of movement therapy, a warm-up of Pilates and yoga, and the twerk in its many forms, The Lady B will guide you through a series of twerking tools to increase your visceral vocabulary in a purposefully non-appropriative setting. Free

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Capoeira with Jeremy Cline ’11

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Capoeira is an African-Brazilian art which combines dance, martial arts, acrobatics, and music, emphasizing community, harmony, and philosophy of living. Cline has studied capoeira since 2007, and currently trains with Mestre Silvinho of the international Capoeira Angola Foundation in Seattle. Free

Ines Magaña

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Rigorous Play: Choreographing Theory and Practice

Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard (Room 103)

Laurel Jenkins, Assistant Professor of Dance, presents a talk as part of the Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series. Free

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Recital by Piano Students of Diana Fanning

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Student performers present an interesting and varied selection of piano works in this popular event. A Music Department event. Free

Photo Anastasiya Prokhorenko ’19

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Pre-concert lecture for PASS members

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Members of the Performing Arts Series Society (PASS) are invited to a talk by Professor of Music Larry Hamberlin about the works to be performed by the Modigliani String Quartet. Enjoy a backstage peek into the pre-concert experience. A members-only event; membership information: 802-443-PASS (7277) or go.middlebury.edu/pass

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Modigliani String Quartet

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Formed by four close friends in 2003, this ensemble was named for the famous painter because “Modigliani was something really special . . . an artist who had his own style and stayed true to it.” Aspiring to stay true to their own voices, the quartet plays works by Mozart and Debussy, plus Dvořák’s “American” quartet. Made possible with generous support from the Sunderman Family Concert Endowment Fund, in memory of Dr. F. William Sunderman Jr. and Dr. Carolyn Reynolds Sunderman. A Nelson Series event. A Performing Arts Series event. Free; no tickets required. Approximate running time: 1 hour, 30 minutes including 1 intermission. More about this event>>

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Photo Marie Staggat

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Dance Alumni Showing

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Recent alumni return to provide an update on their careers in dance and to perform excerpts from their latest creative work. A Dance Program event. Tickets: $15 General public/$12 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students; on sale October 30

Jessica Lee 13’, photo Ben DeFlorio

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The Soviet Century: Artistic Propaganda in Service of the State

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125

In this illustrated slide lecture of books, posters, photographs, and decorative art in various Middlebury College collections, Assistant Professor of History Rebecca Mitchell discusses how the Soviet State used imagery to legitimize its claim to authority and educate citizens in Communist values. Part of the Fridays at the Museum series. Free

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 8:00 PM

I Am Not Your Negro

Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium

Based on an unfinished book by James Baldwin and narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, this documentary chronicles the history of activism during the civil rights movement. “I Am Not Your Negro is a cinematic séance, and one of the best movies about the Civil Rights era ever made.”—Jordan Hoffman, Guardian (93 minutes). A Hirschfield International Film Series event. Free

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Middlebury College Community Chorus

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

An annual concert celebrating the season of Thanksgiving, performed by Middlebury College students, staff, faculty, and singers from towns throughout the area with two performances. The program includes settings of psalms alongside uplifting and celebratory songs by classical and contemporary composers. Jeff Rehbach, conductor; Tim Guiles, accompanist. A Music Department event. Free

Photo Anastasiya Prokorenko ’19

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 8:00 AM to Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Silkscreen Prints

Johnson Memorial Building

This exhibition by students in Hedya Klein’s ART318 class is a culmination of in-depth studio practice. Addressing technical and conceptual challenges, students generated a wide array of imagery, both observed from life and from their own imagination. The silkscreen process is refined through composition, drawing, and even computer manipulation. A Studio Art event. Free

Artwork by Josh Espy ’17

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Middlebury African Music and Dance Ensemble

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

The music of this student ensemble demonstrates the study of many musical Africanisms: complex polyphony, musical conversation, structured improvisation, recurrent patterns, layered ostinati, timbral variety, and tonal variations. These stylistic elements serve as markers of cultural, social, political, and religious lifeways in Africa. Damascus Kafumbe, director. A Music Department event. Free

Photo Anastasiya Prokhorenko ’19

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Middletown

Wright Memorial Theatre

Please note: there will no longer be a Saturday 2:00 PM matinee for this production.

In this play by Will Eno, the strange beauty of life and its sometimes unbearable weight are considered with a screwball lyricism. Directed by Alex Draper ’88. Talkback with the cast and crew after the Friday evening show. A Theatre Program event. Tickets: $15 General public/$12 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 to Sunday, December 10, 2017

A Story of Art: Gifts and Bequests from Charles Moffett ’67 and Lucinda Herrick

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery

This exhibition, organized by Assistant Professor of History of Art Carrie Anderson and her students, tells a story of artistic production from its conception to its afterlife. The eclectic selection of drawings, photographs, paintings, and sculpture comes from the generous gifts of Impressionist scholar and alumnus Charles S. Moffett ’67 and Lucinda Herrick. Museum hours >> Free

Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl (Hungarian, 1860–1933), Study of a Figure Walking Away, c. 1895, chalk on paper, 20 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches. Gift of Charles S. Moffett ’67

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 5:15 PM

Performing Arts Series Society (PASS) Preview Party

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall and Upper Lobby

PASS members are invited to an audiovisual preview of the 2017–2018 season, followed by a seasonal reception. Membership information: 802-443-PASS (7277) or go.middlebury.edu/pass

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Box Office Opening Day for PASS Members

Mahaney Center for the Arts Box Office and McCullough Box Office

Tickets for the 2017-2018 Performing Arts Series and other selected events go on sale today for members of the Performing Arts Series Society (PASS).  Learn more about PASS>>  Go to the online box office>>

Monday, September 11, 2017

Rehearsals Cafe Reopens

Mahaney Center for the Arts

Rehearsals Cafe will reopen for beverage service and light fare, Monday-Friday.

The grab-and-go menu will include a variety of hot and cold beverages, lunch items, and snacks.

Come enjoy a delicious day at the Mahaney Center for the Arts!

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 8:00 AM to Monday, September 18, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Portraits of Power

Johnson Memorial Building

Paintings from Jim Butler’s Portraiture in Ceramics and Oil Paint (ART370) course convey visions of who and what students think is powerful in their lives. The large-scale paintings and ceramic assemblages use dynamic design and powerful color to create images that range from photorealistic to expressionistic. A Studio Art event. Free

Artwork by Allyson Stevens '19

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Box Office Opening Day for Middlebury College ID card holders

Mahaney Center for the Arts Box Office and McCullough Box Office

Tickets for the 2017-2018 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). Learn more about PASS>>  Go to the online box office>>

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Vertical Dance Workshops with BANDALOOP

Virtue Field House

Get on the wall! BANDALOOP seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography, and the art of climbing to turn the dance floor on its side. Try out vertical dance techniques while suspended from climbing ropes, with instruction from BANDALOOP company members. For Middlebury College students. Free. Signups will be made available soon at go.middlebury.edu/bandaloop.

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Box Office Opening Day for the General Public

Mahaney Center for the Arts Box Office and McCullough Box Office

Tickets for the 2017-2018 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). Learn more about PASS>>  Go to the online box office>>

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Dance Technique Master Class with BANDALOOP

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

The pioneering vertical dance company BANDALOOP weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography, and the art of climbing to turn the dance floor on its side. Take this master class—on the floor—and learn directly from the company members. For Middlebury College students. Free. Signups will be made available soon at go.middlebury.edu/bandaloop.

 

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Friends of the Art Museum Opening Reception

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Lower Lobby and Middlebury College Museum of Art

Join the Friends of the Art Museum, curators Carrie Anderson and Kirsten Hoving, and the students who participated in the creation of this fall’s exhibitions A Story of Art and Land and Lens for a celebratory launch of the museum’s 25th year. Free

Friday, September 15, 2017 to Sunday, December 10, 2017

Land and Lens: Photographers Envision the Environment

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

Photographs drawn primarily from the museum’s rich holdings make up this comprehensive survey of photography and the environment, presenting some 70 images through the lens of environmental appreciation, concern, or activism. Professor Kirsten Hoving and her students have produced an innovative and comprehensive digital catalogue of the exhibition. Museum hours >> Free

James Balog, Greenland Ice Sheet, 28 June 2009, Adam LeWinter Surveys Birthday Canyon, 2009, chromogenic color print on paper. Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Fine Arts Acquisition Fund. 2015.006

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 12:15 PM

The Burn

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Sabra Field Lecture Hall (Room 125)

Photographer Jane Fulton Alt will discuss her photographic project, The Burn, for which she photographed controlled burns conducted by ecologists on the Illinois prairie, as well as her latest project, Fire and Water. In conjunction with Land and Lens: Photographers Envision the Environment, on view at the Middlebury College Museum of Art. A History of Art and Architecture event. Free

Jane Fulton Alt (b. 1951), The Burn No. 74, 2009, archival inkjet print. Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Fine Arts Acquisition Fund. 2016.83.

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Alumni Career Talk: Mark Stuver ’97.5

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Stuver has worked with BANDALOOP—a pioneer in vertical dance—for nearly two decades, touring worldwide. As a dancer, he has also performed his own work and with other companies in Dublin, Berlin, New York, and San Francisco. He currently works as a writer and puppeteer in LA. Stuver’s talk will focus on his professional journey, and how being open to other, possibly unexpected, disciplines, forms, and experiences has shaped his career path. Sponsored by the Center for Careers and Internships. Free and open to the public. See associated events at go.middlebury.edu/bandaloop.

 

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 5:45 PM
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 6:45 PM
Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 3:00 PM

BANDALOOP

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Plaza

BANDALOOP returns to Middlebury to kick off the 25th anniversary season of the Mahaney Center for the Arts. A pioneer in vertical performance, BANDALOOP seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography, and the art of climbing to turn the dance floor on its side. Celebrate with us as we honor nature, community, and the human spirit through perspective-bending dance. Approximate running time: 15 minutes. Free

*Friday for Campus Audiences; Saturday for Campus and Community

*Performances subject to change due to weather. Please check go.middlebury.edu/bandaloop for updated times and residency activities

NEFA logoFunded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies.

Photo Bob Handelman

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Moonlight

Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium

Moonlight chronicles the life of a gay African American man from his troubled childhood to adulthood in a rough area of Miami. This Best Picture winner “glows like its title”––David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter (111 minutes). A Hirschfield International Film Series event. Free

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Susan Buck-Morss, “Revolution Today”

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Buck-Morss, distinguished professor of political science at CUNY Graduate Center and Jan Rock Zubrow ’77 Professor Emerita of Government at Cornell University, discusses the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its legacy today. Sponsored by Middlebury College 2017 Clifford Symposium. Free

Photo Sebastián Freire

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Exhibition Opening Reception: The Soviet Century: 100 Years of the Russian Revolution

Join us for light refreshments and the chance to view this installation of highlights from the museum’s holdings of Russian art, including photographs, luxury items by the firm of Fabergé, and a recently acquired Soviet poster. Brief remarks at 6:30 PM. This event and exhibition are offered in conjunction with the 2017 Clifford Symposium, which marks the centennial of the Russian Revolution. Free

Image: Vera Adamovna Gitsevich, To the Cultured Soviet Trade, 1932, two-color lithograph. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art

 

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Music in Revolutionary Russia Matthew Bengtson and Rebecca Mitchell

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Critically acclaimed pianist Matthew Bengtson and Middlebury College professor Rebecca Mitchell team up for a lecture-recital of piano music of revolutionary Russia. On Bengtson’s playing, the American Record Guide writes, “Has Scriabin ever been played better? Only Horowitz and Richter can compare.” Sponsored by Middlebury College 2017 Clifford Symposium. Free

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Paradise

Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium

Olga, a Russian emigrant and member of the French Resistance; French collaborator Jules; and German SS officer Helmut cross paths in 1940s wartime. “Konchalovsky’s robust, absorbing Holocaust drama is built on unlikely junctures of grace and despair.”––Guy Lodge, Variety. Sponsored by the Holocaust Film Fund. (130 minutes). A Hirschfield International Film Series event. Free

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Vermont Symphony Orchestra: Made in Vermont Tour

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Internationally renowned violinist Pamela Frank joins her longtime friend and colleague, VSO Music Director Jaime Laredo, for a program as colorful as our famous fall foliage. Through a collaboration with the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, the program features a world premiere of composer Paul Dedell’s Breath, Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, Gluck’s “Dance of the Furies” from Orfeo, and Britten’s Simple Symphony. Tickets: $25 adults; $10 students (children ages 6–17 and full-time college students with ID); free for children ages 5 and under. On sale to PASS Members 9/6, ID holders 9/11, general public 9/14. Approximate running time: 1 hour, 45 minutes including 1 intermission.

Pamela Frank, photo Nicolas Lieber; Jaime Laredo, photo Christian Steiner

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 4:30 PM

“Nelson Mandela”: State Song Patronage and Censorship in Tanzania

Robert A. Jones '59 House, Conference Room

Frank Gunderson, associate professor of ethnomusicology at Florida State University, discusses how Radio Tanzania invested in song composition and censorship from 1973–1993. Two different songs entitled “Nelson Mandela,” now considered examples of zilipendwa (golden oldies), express a revolutionary sentiment that addresses workers and party leaders alike. A Music Department event. Free

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Sounding Out the “Afropolitan”

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 221

Ethnomusicologist Frank Gunderson of Florida State University explores the connections between Tanzanian singer and band leader Muhidin Gurumo’s 1973 musiki wa dansi dance genre piece Nimwokoe Nani? (Whom Should I Rescue?) and Trinidadian Lord Kitchener’s 1950s calypso song “Wife and Mother.” A Music Department event. Free

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Dafra Kura Band

McCullough Student Center, Wilson Hall

Hailing from Burkina Faso, the Dafra Kura Band fuses the high energy of the griot ancestral tradition and the contemporary sounds of modern African cities sourced from Manding tradition, nomad desert blues, and Afrobeat. Hear the band shine solo before their performances with Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project later in the week. Olivier Tarpaga, artistic director.

NEFA logoBaker & Tarpaga Dance Project 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.

A Performing Arts Series event. The performance is approximately 70 minutes with no intermission. Tickets: $10 General public/$10 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students (See related event September 29).  More about this event>>

Photo Bernice Lee

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:30 PM

An Introduction to Land and Lens

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Sabra Field Lecture Hall (Room 125)

Meet the curator, Kirsten Hoving, Charles A. Dana Professor of Art and Architecture,for an informal walk through the exhibition and its myriad depictions of our planetary landscapes. Part of the Fridays at the Museum series. Free

Mitch Dobrowner, Chromosphere, Green Grass, South Dakota, 2012, archival pigment print. Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Fine Arts Acquisition Fund. 2015.229

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

The transnational performance group Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project (BTDP), based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and Philadelphia, draws from Africanist and postmodernist aesthetics. BTDP presents Declassified Memory Fragment, a dance theatre work with live music, inspired by memory, history, and images of the political and cultural realities currently affecting the continent of Africa.

NEFA logoBaker & Tarpaga Dance Project 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.

A Performing Arts Series event. The performance is approximately 70 minutes with no intermission.

Tickets: $22 General public/$16 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students (See related event September 26.) More about this event>>

Read the press release>>

Photo Mark Simpson

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Fatima

Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium

A Moroccan-born single mother living in France works as a maid to provide for her daughters: 18-year old Nesrine, who is just beginning medical school, and 15-year old Souad, who is struggling with her teenage years. “Warm and insightful”––Justin Chang, Variety. Sponsored by the Department of French. (100 minutes). A Hirschfield International Film Series event. Free

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The Dick Forman Jazz Group: What Is This Thing Called Jazz?

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

An evening of sparkling, sophisticated mainstream jazz will be enhanced by a chance to look behind the curtain and see how jazz is created.  Long a favorite of Vermont audiences, the Jazz Group features Forman on piano, with some of New England’s finest musicians:  Paul Asbell, guitar; Michael Zsoldos, sax; Jim Daggs, bass and Geza Carr, drums.  Forman is the Music Department’s Director of Jazz Activities, and teaches jazz piano and jazz voice. Free

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