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BANDALOOP at Middlebury College, 2017

The Kevin P. Mahaney ’84 Center for the Arts celebrates its 25th anniversary this season. As the busiest visual and performing arts facility in our area, the MCA serves as a hub of arts activity for both the College and the surrounding communities. We invite you to celebrate with us all season long.

25th Anniversary Kickoff:
Friday–Saturday, September 15–16, 2017


5:45 and 6:45 PM Friday* (Campus Audiences**);
1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 PM Saturday (Campus and Community);*
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 per performance. Free

*Performances subject to change due to weather. Please check this web page ( for updated times and residency activities.

Free parking is available in the MCA parking lot, on Route 30, on campus and near Athletics, but please consider carpooling, walking, biking, or taking an ACTR bus on performance days!

Sign language interpretation will be available for the Saturday performances.

Residency Activities:

  • Vertical Dance Workshops at Virtue Field House for Middlebury College students, Wed. Sept. 13, 6:30–8:30 PM and Thu. Sept 14, 3:00–5:00 PM. Free. Get on the wall! Sign up here>>
  • Dance Technique Master Class at the Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre for Middlebury College students, Thu. Sept. 14 at 10:00 AM. Free. Sign up here>>
  • Alumni Career Talk with Mark Stuver '97.5, Fri. Sept. 15 at 12:15 PM at the Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre. Middlebury College students, faculty/staff, alumni, emeriti, and community members welcome. Free
  • BANDALOOP Rehearsals at the Mahaney Center for the Arts, Tue. Sept. 11 from 2:00–6:00 PM; Wed. Sept. 12 from 10:00 AM–1:00 PM and 2:00–4:00 PM; and Thu. Sept. 14 from 6:00–9:00 PM. Free, observers welcome.

**Friday's performances will be associated with the Fall Picnic and WRMC's SOSFest, both held at the Mahaney Center for the Arts. For campus audiences. Free

Please note that the Middlebury College Museum of Art will stay open for extended hours on Friday, September 15 in conjunction with BANDALOOP's performances. Friday hours: 10:00 AM–7:30 PM. Saturday hours: Noon–5:00 PM.  Open to campus and community. Free admission

Read the press release>>

Watch samples of BANDALOOP's work:

Visit BANDALOOP online>> | @bandalooping

Sponsored by the Middlebury Arts Council, Committee on the Arts, Office of The President, Franklin Environmental Center, Rothrock Family Fund for Experiential Learning in the Performing Arts, Director of the Arts, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dean of the College, and the Center for Careers and Internships, with additional support from the Dance Program, Athletics, Facilities Services, Office of Event Management, Dining Services, and the Office of Communications and Marketing.

Funded 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.

Mahaney Arts Center
Middlebury College
South Main St./Route 30 South
72 Porter Field Rd.
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 443-3168 phone
(802) 443-2834 fax