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January 2012

Starting January 9, Monday

Winter Term Movement Classes

These classes are open to the college community. Register at the first class. For Middlebury College Students: PE credit, when available, requires attendance at a minimum of eight classes. If you are interested in taking a dance technique and choreography course for academic credit, see listings in Banner. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Contact the Dance Office for further information:,, 802.443.5245.

Contemporary Techniques with the Dance Company of Middlebury
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-10:45 AM, MCA 110

Pilates with Nina Vila
Thursdays at 12:30 PM, MCA 109
(fee course, for continuing Pilates students only; for info please contact the instructor at 802.388.7400 or

Capoeira with Jeremy Cline
Thursdays 5:30-7:00 PM and Sundays 3:00-4:30 PM, MCA 109

Ballet with Classical Dance of Middlebury
Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 PM, MCA 109
(fee course, register with Student Activities)

Spotlight on Winter Yoga Classes!

Yoga for Faculty and Staff with Joanna Colwell
January 4-February 8
Wednesdays 11:45 AM.-12:45 PM, MCA 110
(Fee course, register by contacting Ellen McKay, sponsored by the Optimal Health Initiative)

Yoga classes open to the college community (mixed level):
January 9-31
with Andrea Olsen Mondays 1:30-2:30 PM, MCA 110
with Russell Comstock Tuesdays 5:00-6:15 PM, MCA 109
with Jeremy Cline Fridays 11:00 AM-12:30 PM, MCA 109
with Nikhil Ramburn Sundays 11:00 AM-12:30 PM, MCA 109

Sponsored by the Middlebury College Yoga Club and the Dance Program



January 10, Tuesday (through January 17)

Sculptural Architecture

Johnson Memorial Building

An exhibition of student work from Jim Butler’s fall class Sculptural Architecture. These works in foam-core, wood, and fused glass combine the practical approaches of architectural thinking with metaphorical, form-making processes of sculpture. The works are detailed and intricate, with focus on excellent craft-making skills. Many are scaled for actual sites on campus. A selection of working drawings and large-scale photographs accompany the sculptures. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art. Free

Pictured: Edwin Suh '12, Brick Wall and French Doors, foam core, plastic, mylar, and enamel paint, 28 x 34 x 14 inches


January 13, Friday

Off the Wall: Informal Discussions about Art

12:15 PM, Middlebury College Museum of Art

“Behind the Scenes: Bringing Contemporary African Art to Middlebury.” The museum staff discusses the planning involved in bringing the large and complex exhibition Environment and Object in Recent African Art, organized by the Tang Museum at Skidmore College, to our museum. Enjoy further conversation over a light lunch in the lobby. Sponsored by the Department of History of Art and Architecture, the Middlebury College Museum of Art, and the Committee on the Arts. Lunch is provided. Free to College ID card holders; community donations accepted.

Pictured: Sokari Douglas Camp (Nigeria, born 1958), Teasing Suicide, 2004, steel, wood, 75 x 23 1/2 x 39 1/2 inches. Birgit Froese-Kindermann, Düsseldorf. photo ARTCO Gallery


January 13, Friday

Rustem Hayroudinoff, piano

8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

“Rachmaninoff asks everything of his pianist: a steely rhythmic sense, coruscating virtuosity, spiritual depth and introspection . . . Rustem Hayroudinoff marshals all these qualities”—BBC Radio 3. Sensationally gifted, Russian pianist Hayroudinoff performs Rachmaninoff’s First Piano Sonata on his Middlebury program. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series. Reserved Seating. Tickets: $25/20/6. 



January 14, Saturday

The Illusionist

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

A French illusionist finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland, where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever. Nominated for the Best Animated Feature of the Year at the Oscars, The Illusionist is “gorgeous, and full of bittersweet whimsy”—The Philadelphia Inquirer. In French with English subtitles. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. Free


January 16, Monday

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert: Let Freedom Sing!

8:00 PM, Mead Memorial Chapel

This 14th annual celebration features the Middlebury College Martin Luther King Spiritual Choir, led by Alexander Twilight Artist in Residence François Clemmons. Other guest artists include Christal Brown, choreographer; Dana Yeaton, theatrical coaching; Anne Ryan, piano; and Middlebury College student dancers and actors. Clemmons writes: "The Martin Luther King celebration has evolved into  a national community day of service, reflection, and celebration. Our civil rights struggle links powerfully with events around the world such as the Arab Spring Uprising and the protests in the Soviet Union.  If Dr. King were alive, I’m sure he’d see these efforts as a powerful record of humankind, equal to our own efforts to end slavery in America. Our coming together to sing, dance, and remember the power and gist of many of his speeches is only one statement among many, of our solidarity and support of the common desire of all people to be free and self-governing." Free

Photo Vincent A. Jones '12

January 17, Tuesday (through January 24)

Large-Format Drawings

Johnson Memorial Building

Representational and abstract drawings over six feet in height or width may bring viewers face to face with large portrait heads and other outsized depictions of the human body. Selected from the work of over 60 students enrolled in Introduction to Studio Art I, this exhibit showcases the drawing strategies and concepts explored throughout the fall semester. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art. Free


January 18, Wednesday

Yoga Philosophy

2:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 109

Lecture and discussion with Russell Comstock, Metta Earth Yoga. Come dressed to move as well as to listen. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free


January 21–22, Saturday–Sunday


2:00, 4:00, and 8:00 PM each day, Dana Auditorium

This TV miniseries tells the story of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting. Directed by Olivier Assayas, Carlos was hailed by critics as a “hypnotic and sprawling five-hour-plus piece of cinematic genius”—Los Angeles Times. Screenings of part 1 at 2:00 pm, part 2 at 4:00 pm, and part 3 at 8:00 pm both days. In French with English subtitles. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. Free


January 23, Monday

Food and You: Stories to Live By

7:00 PM, McCullough Student Center, Mithcell Green Lounge

Workshop and discussion with Andrea Olsen, professor of dance and John C. Elder Professor of Environmental Studies, Addie Cleveland '13, and Sabina Holloway '13. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Repeated on Wednesday (see below). Free


January 25, Wednesday

Food and You: Stories to Live By

7:00 PM, Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest, The Orchard (Room 103)

Workshop and discussion with Addie Cleveland '13 and Sabina Holloway '13. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Also on Monday (see above). Free

January 26–29, Thursday–Sunday


8:00 PM each evening, Town Hall Theater

For the fourth winter term, the College’s most talented music-theatre students come downtown to entertain the entire community in a collaboration between the music department and Town Hall Theater. The team that brought you Urinetown, The Wild Party, and Gypsy brings the Broadway musical Hairspray to Town Hall Theater. Directed by Douglas Anderson; musical direction by Carol Christensen; Timothy Guiles, conductor. Tickets: $12/10/6; on sale January 9.

January 27, Friday

Middlebury College Orchestra

Andrew Massey, conductor

8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

The winter term orchestra performs Beethoven’s energetic and beautiful Seventh Symphony. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

photo Brett Simison


January 27–28, Friday–Saturday

PUSH: Moving History Forward

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

The Dance Company of Middlebury explores the roots of American dance forms: swing, contact improvisation, hip-hop, and modern dance. Guest artists Teena Marie Custer and Nicholas Leichter and artist in residence Tiffany Rhynard present new choreography. Dancers Davis Anderson ’13, Sarah Chapin '12, Jeremy Cline ’11.5, Cameron McKinney ’14, James Moore ’12, Jill Moshman ’14, Rachel Nuñez '14, Hannah Pierce ’13, and Alexandra Vasquez ’12 make up the company. Come see how this current generation translates historic forms into a new vision of dance for the 21st century. Sponsored by the Dance Program and the Committee on the Arts. Post-performance discussion and reception following Friday’s performance. Tickets: $12/10/6; on sale January 9. 

photo Alan Kimara Dixon


January 27, Friday (through April 22)

Environment and Object in Recent African Art

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

This exhibition presents work by contemporary artists living in African nations and around the world. Including internationally renowned artists El Anatsui and Yinka Shonibare, among others, the exhibition features works of art motivated by the environment’s impact on contemporary African life and the artists’ recurring aesthetic practice of using found objects and appropriated materials. Organized by the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York. The installation at Middlebury is supported by the Christian A. Johnson Memorial Fund. The exhibition will be augmented by Senegalese artist Viyé Diba, whose installation will be completed on site in mid-February. Free

Pictured: Rouald Hazoumé (Benin, born 1962), Patatipatata, 2001, found objects, 14 1/2 x 10 1/4 x 6 11/16 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Image October Gallery, London. photo Jonathan Greet


January 28, Saturday

Rabbit Hole

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in a car accident. Painful, poignant, and often funny, the mother’s experiences lead her to find solace in a mysterious relationship with the troubled young comic-book artist who killed her son. Based on a play by David Lindsay-Abaire, starring Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckert, and Dianne Wiest. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. Free

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