December 2010

Tiffany Rhynard
December 1,  Wednesday

Taking Flight

4:30 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

A "lightly produced" showing of dance experiments by the new batch of choreographers emerging from the Advanced Beginning Dance course, facilitated by Artist in Residence Tiffany Rhynard. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free


DCM- Christal Brown
December 2,  Thursday

Dance Company of Middlebury: Informal Showing

4:30 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

DCM shows and discusses the progress they've made in constructing a diverse concert of work—Culture, Cash, and Community: To Have or Have Not—for formal performance at Middlebury in January and later on tour to New Orleans. Supported by a grant from the Committee on the Arts, the company is  exploring issues of wealth and class. Company members present the new work in progress by Artistic Director Christal Brown and guest choreographers Trebien Pollard and Paloma McGregor. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free

Pictured: Christal Brown, photo Alan Kimara Dixon


Turner Brooks work
December 2, Thursday

Lecture by Cameron Visiting Architect Turner Brooks

7:00 P.M., Johnson Memorial Building, Room 304

A graduate of the Yale School of Architecture, architect Turner Brooks enjoys a national reputation for the excellence of his designs which have been widely published both in international architectural journals and in the popular press such as Architectural Record, Progressive Architecture, Architectural Digest 100 Architects (a special issue celebrating the world's foremost architects), and Global Architecture. His firm is dedicated to offering design services for institutional, commercial, and residential projects, and its work is known for its successful response to different site conditions, programs, and budgets, with an emphasis is on innovative design and ecologically-sound solutions. Brooks is also a professor adjunct at the Yale School of Architecture. An exhibition of his works is on view in the Johnson Memorial Building November 18–30. Sponsored by the Department of History of Art & Architecture and the Cameron Family Arts Enrichment Fund. Free


Jazz Workshop
December 2, Thursday

Jazz Showcase

8:00 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Lower Lobby

Under the tutelage of Director of Jazz Activities Dick Forman, student musicians and vocalists present a cabaret-style evening of jazz stylings. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Photo Brett Simison

Carnal Embrace 2
December 2–4, Thursday–Saturday

Carnal Embrace

8:00 P.M. each evening, plus 10:30 P.M. on Friday only; Hepburn Zoo Theatre

Senior work of Lilli Stein '11 (acting) and Becca Wear '11 (directing). A carnival of controversial works, examines "the practice of throwing one's arms around"... Through the phantasmagoria, the protagonist falls down the rabbit hole and must crawl her way through the darkest tunnels and locked doors of sexuality, growing from girl to woman. Selections include Tennessee Williams, Lillian Hellman, Judith Thompson, and Tom Stoppard. Tickets: $4; on sale Nov. 15.


December 2, Thursday (through December 14)

Silkscreen Prints

Johnson Memorial Building, Pit Space

This exhibition is a culmination of in-depth studio practice. Students address various technical and conceptual challenges, resulting in an array of imagery, both observed from life and their own imaginations. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art. Free

Pictured: silkscreen print by Tom Ladeau '11


December 4, Saturday


3:00 and 8:00 P.M., Dana Auditorium

This acclaimed film is a shocking and unforgettable portrayal of life within the Maze Prison at the time of the 1981 IRA hunger strike, led by Bobby Sands. With an eye for epic detail, director Steve McQueen explores what happens when body and mind are pushed to the uttermost limit. Winner of the Golden Camera award at the Cannes Film Festival. "A mesmerizing ninety-six minutes of cinema, one of the truly extraordinary filmmaking debuts of recent years"— Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. Free


December 4, Saturday

Winter Vocal Recital

8:00 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall



Student vocalists cap off a semester of study with a group performance of works by Berger, Brahms, Caccini, Caldara, Copland, Debussy, Donaudy, Gluck, Granados, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Pergolesi, Puccini, Purcell, Reichardt, Schubert, Sullivan, G. Williams, and R. Vaughan Williams. Featuring Tori Anderson '13, Charles Giardina '12, Jessica Munyon '13, Steven Barash '13, Eri Ito '12, Alec Nelson '13, Noah Berman '13, Alix Kaye '12, Molly O’Keefe '12, Hannah Brotherton '11, Max Kanter '11, Lia Robinson '13, Ty Carleton '12, Mike Kessler '11, Sadie Rosenthal '12, Katie Dunleavy '11, Todd Langstaff '13, Charles Stone '14, Alicia Evancho, Jesse Lazarus '12, Kaelin Stone '14, Kelsey Ferguson '12, Michaela Lieberman '11, Hannah Temkin '13, Nora Fiore '12, Dave Malinsky '11, and Julianne Wieboldt '14. With Cynthia Huard, Annemieke Spoelstra, and Liam Gluck, piano.  Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free











Lessons and Carols 2009
December 5, Sunday

Lessons and Carols for Advent and Christmas

4:00 and 7:00 P.M., Mead Memorial Chapel

This annual program combines choral music, congregational singing, and biblical texts of the season. Featuring Laurel Jordan, chaplain; Emory Fanning, organ; and the Middlebury College Chapel Choir, with Jeff Rehbach conducting. Free

Photo Trent Campbell

la canterina
December 5, Sunday

La Canterina

2:00 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

The Music Department and MUSC 240 proudly present the Vermont premiere (probably) of Franz Joseph Haydn’s opera buffa, La Canterina (The Diva). Featuring India Laughlin '11 as Gasparina (the Diva);  Melinda Marquis '11 as Apollonia (her mother); Katie Dunleavy '12 as Don Ettore (a young suitor); and Noah Silverstein '11 as Don Pellagio (her music teacher). Jeanne Rogow, stage director; Susanne Peck, musical director. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free


Museum Entance-Banner
Closing December 12, Sunday

Final Weeks for Museum Exhibitions

Middlebury College Museum of Art, open Tuesday–Friday, 10:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M.; Saturday–Sunday, Noon–5:00 P.M.

Don't miss your last chance to catch two seasonal exhibitions at the Middlebury College Museum of Art. Moving Images: Works from the Permanent Collection of Photography and Video Art is on view in the Overbook Gallery; and Friends Bearing Gifts: 40 Years of Acquisitions from the Friends of the Art Museum is on view in the  Christian A. Johnson Memorial Gallery. Both exhibitions close on December 12. Museum admission is free.


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