FedUp-FoodForRuralDeliveryProgram.jpgOngoing through October 11, 2015

Fed Up: The Fight for Ethical Food Systems in Addison County

Center Gallery, McCullough Student Center (2nd floor, between The Grille and Wilson Hall)

Curated by participants in Middlebury College’s 2015 MuseumWorks Summer Internship Program, this exhibition examines the human impact of food systems in Addison County, from cultivation to disposal. MuseumWorks, a collaboration between the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Middlebury College Center for Careers and Internships, the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, and the Vermont Folklife Center, introduces Middlebury students to the professional world of museums through a combination of internship placements and professional development. Free

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Museum Opens for Season

10:00 AM, Museum of Art

The Middlebury College Museum of Art reopens for the 15-16 season.  View exhibitions drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection, including Ancient Mediterranean and Early European Art, European and American Art, and the Robert F. Reiff Gallery of Asian Art. The Museum is open Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM and Saturday-Sunday, noon-5:00 PM.  (Closed Mondays.) Admission is free.

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The Art of Storytelling: Five Tales from Asia, Then and Now

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery

The five Asian tales at the center of this exhibition have inspired artists for centuries and continue to capture the imaginations of writers of comics and graphic designers today. Painted and printed interpretations of these compelling narratives from the 16th century to the present are complemented by contemporary comics, illustrations, and other digital media, as well as a studio space where visitors can view sketches by artists in the show and create their own comics. Free

Anonymous (Indian), Rama, Lakshmana, and Sita Depart from Their Guru’s Ashram in the Forest, illustration from a Ramayana (Epic of Rama) series, early 18th century, watercolor with gold on paper, 10 x 13 3/4 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Arthur and Helen Baer Foundation, 2002.002.

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Auditions: Middlebury College Choir

Tuesday and Friday, 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Wednesday and Thursday, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (walk-ins welcome if time allows)

Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday 9/16, and Thursday 9/17 by appointment only

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 315

For information about audition requirements email Jeffrey Buettner, Director of Choral Activities (buettner@middlebury.edu) or visit go/choir

box_office_imageSeptember 10, Thursday

Box Office Opening Day for PASS Members

8:30 AM, Mahaney Center for the Arts Box Office and McCullough Box Office

Tickets for the 2015-2016 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>> Box Office 



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MIDD Summer Play Lab: Ubiquitous

2:00 PM, Axinn, Room 232

In this staged reading of a brand new play, developed by MIDD Play Lab, an American couple sets off for a peaceful summer holiday in the United Kingdom. But when they visit Alfred Hitchcock’s childhood home, a chance encounter with a mysterious European threatens to set their lives on a drastically different course. Featuring Alex Draper '88, Jay Dunn '00.5, Rebecca Martin '04, and Joe Varca '02. The annual MIDD Summer Play lab features an accomplished group of Middlebury theatre alumni who return to their alma mater to work with current students and develop a new play. Free

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Middlebury Dance Program Sampler: Gaga and Improvisation Workshop

2:00-4:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 109

Middlebury Interdisciplinary Choreographer in Residence Maree ReMalia leads this workshop.  No previous experience is necessary. Open to students, faculty, staff, and community members, ages 16+. Free 

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Sign Up for Music Lessons

Starting at 8:00 AM Tuesday; ending at 3:00 PM Saturday, at go/musiclessons

For Middlebury College students: sign up for private music lessons in piano, jazz piano, harpsichord, drums, organ, bagpipes, Irish whistle, mandolin, French horn, oboe, saxophone, ukulele, banjo, clarinet, fiddle, guitar (acoustic/electric), trombone, viola, violin, jazz bass, cello, flute, harmonica, trumpet, voice, and jazz voice. Lessons begin the week of September 21. $435/10 lessons. For more information visit the Music Department website at http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/music. Questions?  achabot@middlebury.edu, x5221

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To Dwell: Senior Thesis Architecture

Johnson Memorial Building, Lobby

A selection of senior thesis architectural design work by students in the Class of 2015. Sponsored by the Architectural Studies program. Free

Heather Mooney ’15, Dwelling as Balance





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Box Office Opening Day for Middlebury ID cardholders

8:30 AM, Mahaney Center for the Arts Box Office and McCullough Box Office

Tickets for the 2015-2016 Performing Arts Series and other selected events go on sale today for Middlebury ID cardholders. Go to the online box office>> Box Office info>>



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A Conversation with Artist Jedd Novatt

4:30 PM, Johnson Memorial Building, Room 304

In conjunction with the installation of Jedd Novatt’s non-representational sculpture Chaos Xaxis on the lawn between Route 30 and the southeast façade of the Axinn Center, the artist engages attendees in a discussion of his work. Sponsored the Johnson Visual Arts Residency Program Fund, the Middlebury College Museum of Art, and the Committee on Art in Public Places. Free

Read the press release>>

 

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Contemplative Practice (20/20/20) with Andrea Olsen

8:00-9:00 AM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 109

Start your day mindfully. Everyone is welcome to join in this morning contemplative session inviting 20 minutes of seated meditation, 20 minutes of personal movement practice, and 20 minutes of authentic movement, hosted by dance faculty member Andrea Olsen. Continues every Thursday morning through December 10 (no class on Thanksgiving). Props provided; come dressed to move. No registration necessary. Free

 Pictured: Andrea Olsen, photo Alan Kimara Dixon

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Career Panel--The Art Market Today: The Business of Collecting and Dealing

12:15 PM, Axinn Center at Starr Library, Abernethy Room

Given in conjunction with the installation of Jedd Novatt’s non-representational sculpture Chaos Xaxis on the lawn between Route 30 and the southeast façade of the Axinn Center. Sponsored by the Center for Careers and Internships (CCI), the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, the Middlebury College Museum of Art, and the Committee on Art in Public Places. Free

Read the press release>>

 

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Installation Celebration Ceremony for Chaos Xaxis

4:30 PM, Axinn Center at Starr Library, Southeast Lawn

A significant addition to Middlebury’s burgeoning collection of public art will be unveiled: Chaos Xaxis, a non-representational sculpture by American artist Jedd Novatt. The work is part of his Chaos Series. Sponsored by the Johnson Visual Arts Residency Program Fund, the Middlebury College Museum of Art, and the Committee on Art in Public Places. A reception in honor of the artist will follow the formal inauguration. Free

Read the press release>>

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Form and Movement: Sculpture and Drawings

Johnson Memorial Building

How do we capture motion in a still object? How does the delineation of inside and outside create volume? How do weight and balance affect our perception of potential energy? How do line and rhythm move the eye through an object and create a sense of speed and direction? Students developed their own forms or objects, and through a succession of drawings, gave these objects life and motion through fabrication in welded steel sculpture. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art. Free

Claudia Esteva ’15, sculpture, 2015, welded steel rod

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Fall 2015 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.edu, http://go.middlebury.edu/dance, or 802-443-3136.


Introduction to Dance (DANC 0160)
with Tzveta Kassabova
TTh 3:00-4:15 PM, MCA 110

Advanced Beginning Dance (DANC 0260)
with Christal Brown
TTh 1:30-2:45 PM, MCA 110

Afi Yellow-Duke '15, photo Alan Kimara Dixon

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AUDITIONS: "The 20th Annual First Year Show” 

Directed by Guest Director Tara Giordano ‘02

2:00-5:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 232

First-year students and sophomore Febs are invited to audition for this Middlebury Theatre tradition in its 20th year: an evening in which audiences become acquainted with contemporary playwrights and Middlebury’s newest actors. No preparation necessary as audition material will be provided. Also seeking 2 stage managers (no experience required.) Note: it is fine to audition for both the First Year Show and the J-Term Musical!

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September 18-19, Friday-Saturday

Auditions: Chicago

Friday 4:30-7:30 PM, and Saturday 1:00-4:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 221

For Middlebury College students: Seeking singer/actor/dancers and instrumentalists for the jazzy Broadway hit Chicago, this year's Winter Term musical. Instrumentalists will audition at a later date; info will be forthcoming—please let us know if you are interested. For audition requirements and info, contact Carol Christensen at christen@middlebury.edu, or Doug Anderson at executivedirector@townhalltheater.org.

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Auditions for the Fall Dance Concert

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

For Middlebury College students: Audition for works created by DANC 360 and the Newcomers' Piece, directed by guest artist Maree ReMalia.  Sponsored by the Dance Program.



Pictured: Stevie Durocher'15- Afi Yellow-Duke '15 Photo: Alan Kimara Dixon

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Naked Truth: Approaches to the Body in Early 20th Century German and Austrian Art

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

Selected prints, drawings, and watercolors by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Max Beckmann, Käthe Kollwitz, and others—whose work wrestled with the relationship between the nude body and contemporary morality—are featured in this exhibit, which explores the conceptions of the human body and the manner of its visualization in the period leading up to and following the First World War, a time that changed the world’s notions of flesh and blood forever. Presented in conjunction with the 2015 Clifford Symposium, The “good” Body. Free

Otto Dix (German, 1891–1969), Maud Arizona (Suleika, das tätowierte Wunder) [Suleika, The Tattooed Wonder], 1922, etching, 19 5/8 x 16 7/8 inches. Sabarsky Collection.

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Boyhood

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, this coming-of-age story is seen through the eyes of Mason, a child who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Director Richard Linklater set his groundbreaking movie to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay’s “Yellow” to Arcade Fire’s “Deep Blue.” “Boyhood isn’t just a masterpiece. It’s a miracle”––Ann Hornaday, Washington Post. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Richard Linklater, USA, 2014, 165 minutes) Free



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Vermont Virtuosi

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

Artistic director Laurel Ann Maurer and Middlebury College affiliate artist Anne Janson are joined by six other flutists to perform music by Bach, Holst, Gluck, Fucik, Chopin, Drake, and Vermont composers David Gunn and Derrik Jordon. Featuring Melissa Meilens, Heidi Baxter, Hilary Goldblatt, Robin Cameron Phillips, and Norman Thibodeau, who is featured as soloist on his contra bass flute. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free



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Affiliate Artists Collaborative Concert

3:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall (Concert Hall)

Affiliate artists of the Middlebury College Department of Music present an eclectic concert, playing some of their favorite works, from classical to bluegrass. The artists send a special invite to their music lesson students, and the public is welcome. Free

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Opening Remarks: New Museum Exhibitions

5:00 PM, Museum of Art and Lower Lobby

The Friends of the Art Museum welcome friends both old and new to view the fall exhibits, The Art of Storytelling: Five Tales from Asia, Then and Now; and Naked Truth: The Body in Early 20th Century German and Austrian Art. Hear brief remarks by Richard Saunders, museum director, and Sarah Laursen, assistant professor of history of art and architecture and curator of Asian art. The Middlebury College Friends of the Art Museum were established in 1969 to support the college art collection and the Museum’s educational programs. Many of the works they have acquired are on permanent exhibition. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art and the Friends of the Art Museum. Reception to follow. Free

box_office_imageSeptember 21, Monday

Box Office Opening Day for the general public.

8:30 AM, Mahaney Center for the Arts Box Office and McCullough Box Office

Tickets for the 2015-2016 Performing Arts Series and other selected events go on sale today for the general public. Go to the online box office>> Box Office info>>




AfiYellow-Duke'15.jpgStarting September 21, Monday

Fall 2015 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.edu, http://go.middlebury.edu/dance, or 802-443-3136.

Yoga
with Russell Comstock
M 5:00-6:15 PM, MCA 110

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

Capoeira
with Brennan Delattre
Su 4:30-6:00 PM, MCA 109

Afi Yellow-Duke '15, photo Alan Kimara Dixon

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Interpreting the Mahabharata: A Conversation with Laurie Patton and Abhishek Singh

4:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall (Concert Hall)

The Mahabharata, one of India’s most ancient texts, describes a war between family members embroiled in a succession dispute.  At its heart is a conversation about the ethics of war between the warrior Arjuna, who is conflicted about fighting his own kin, and his charioteer and confidant Krishna, a manifestation of the god Vishnu.  Professor of History of Art and Architecture Cynthia Packert moderates a discussion about textual and visual interpretations of this important work with Laurie Patton, President of Middlebury College and scholar of Indian religion, and Abhishek Singh, comic book artist and author of Krishna: A Journey Within.  Reception to follow in the Lower Lobby. Presented in conjunction with the museum exhibition The Art of Storytelling: Five Tales from Asia, Then and Now.  Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Friends of the Art MuseumRohatyn Center for Global AffairsDepartment of History of Art & ArchitectureDepartment of ReligionProgram in Studio Art, Director of the Arts, the Program in Literary Studies, and Program in South Asian Studies. Free

Pictured: Krishna and Arjuna, illustration Abhishek Singh

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Chekhov, Stanislavsky, and the Moscow Art Theater: Achievements, Conflicts, and Problems

4:30 PM, Hillcrest, Room 103

Lecture by Anatoly Smeliansky, Associate Artistic Director of the Moscow Art Theater and Director of the Moscow Art Theater School. Dr. Smeliansky is a leading Russian theater writer, scholar, and critic.. He is the author of Our Collocutors: Russian Classics on Stage, Bulgakov and the Moscow Art Theatre, Is Comrade Bulgakov Dead? (rated among the best theater publications in 1995 by American Theatre magazine) and The Russian Theatre after Stalin. He has extensive experience lecturing on Russian and Soviet theater in the United States (Columbia, Carnegie Mellon University, Georgetown, Harvard, Princeton, Yale), France (the Sorbonne), and England (Cambridge and Oxford). Sponsored by the Theatre Program and the Department of Russian's Elizabeth Gilwee Enrichment Fund. Free

September 24, Thursday

Bodies In the Classroom: A Workshop in Inclusive Pedagogies

12:30 PM, McCullough, Grille Conference Room

For Middlebury faculty and staff: This workshop will provide an overview of Inclusive Pedagogy: what it means, why it’s important, and what students at Middlebury have to say about it. We will outline concrete strategies to make your classroom more inclusive and invite you to discuss in small groups a few steps you might take within an existing class. The workshop will conclude by examining curricular stages of inclusivity and point to additional resources. The workshop is facilitated by Maya Doig-Acuna ’16; Miguel Fernandez, chief diversity officer; and Catharine Wright, director of the writing program. Sponsored by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research. Please RSVP to Michaela Davico by Monday September 21 at mdavico@middlebury.edu.  

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Clifford Symposium: The “good” Body

Taking inspiration from both the recent onslaught of racialized violence and the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this three-day academic symposium interrogates the ideas of assumption, access, and accountability through the lens of artistic engagement, dialogic process, and self-study. Participants are invited to reflect on the ways in which body politics have played out in their lives on and off the campus of Middlebury College. See the full schedule at go.middlebury.edu/clifford.


Illustration Melinda Beck



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The Divine Ideal and the Naked Truth: Representations of the Body in Ancient Greece/Rome and Modern Austria/Germany

2:30 PM, Middlebury College Museum of Art

Highlighting art from the Museum’s collection of antiquities and the exhibition Naked Truth: Approaches to the Body in Early-Twentieth-Century German and Austrian Art, this gallery talk compares classical notions of the body to their modern equivalents. Led by Pieter Broucke, associate curator of ancient art, and Jason Vrooman, curator of education and academic programs. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, Department of History of Art and Architecture, and the Department of Theatre and Dance. Presented in conjunction with the Clifford Symposium The “good” Body. Free.

Pictured: left: Anonymous (Roman), Figure of Venus, c. 118–136 C.E. (detail), bronze with traces of gilding. Collection of the Middlebury College Museum of Art, Vermont. Purchase with funds provided by the Friends of Art Acquisition Fund. 2005.053. Right: Gustav Klimt (1862–1918), Standing Female Nude, Back View, with Arms Horizontally Bent, 1917/18. Pencil on paper. Courtesy of the Sabarsky Foundation.

 

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Keynote Lecture by Barak adé Soleil

4:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Kickoff event for the 2015 Clifford SymposiumThe "good" Body. Reception to follow in the lower lobby. Free





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Lectures and Movement Workshops

9:00 AM-7:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts

Day-long activities offered as part of the 2015 Clifford SymposiumThe "good" Body. See go/clifford for details. Free





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Off the Wall: The Resistance of Otto Dix’s Silverpoints

11:30 AM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre and Lower Lobby

Art historian James van Dyke of the University of Missouri-Columbia considers the meaning of the technique of silverpoint drawing in Otto Dix’s scenes of sex and violence during and after 1933. In particular, he asks whether two portraits made and exhibited in Berlin in 1935 can be seen as sly responses to both Dix’s critics and Nazi ideology in general. Conversation continues over a light lunch in the lobby. Presented as part of the series Off the Wall: Informal Discussions About Art and the 2015 Clifford SymposiumThe "good" Body. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art and the Committee on the Arts. Lunch is provided. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders



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September 26, Saturday

Life Itself

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

Acclaimed director Steve James and executive producers Martin Scorsese and Steven Zaillian present this documentary that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of Roger Ebert—arguably the nation’s best-known and most influential movie critic. “A film about illness and death, about writing, about cinema and, finally, and very movingly, a film about love”––Geoffrey O’Brien, New York Times. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Steve James, USA, 2014, 120 minutes) Free




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Barak adé Soleil Performance

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

Barak adé Soleil is a disabled artist of color who passionately embraces the politics of identity, culture, and aesthetics, with precise and focused attention to representations of race, disability, and the body. A feature presentation of the 2015 Clifford SymposiumThe "good" Body. Free

Barak adé Soleil, photo Jacob Boll



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Dance Master Class: Rennie Harris, R.H.A.W

4:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Philadelphia’s dance company R.H.A.W. (Rennie Harris Awe-Inspiring Works) features today’s hottest and brightest young street dancers who explore the evolution of street dance and hip-hop through Harris’ innovative choreography. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free

Photo Brian Mengini



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