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December 1, Thursday

Panel Discussion in Recognition of World AIDS Day*

4:30 PM, Robert A. Jones ’59 House, Conference Room

Erick Gong, Assistant Professor of Economics; Svea Closser, Associate Professor of Anthropology/Sociology; and Pam Berenbaum, Coordinator of Global Health Programs and Professor of the Practice of Global Health, discuss the relationship between income and HIV risk, the relationship of U.S. activism to global AIDS programs, and HIV/AIDS prevention strategies in the context of U.S. health disparities. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art and the Haring Foundation in conjunction with the museum’s concurrent exhibition Post Pop: Prints of Keith Haring. Free

*Please note change of program/title: formerly Radical New Developments in HIV/AIDS Prevention

pictured: Keith Haring, Silence = Death, 1989, silkscreen, 39 x 39 inches. © Keith Haring Foundation

moon over the waterDecember 1 – 3, Thursday – Saturday

Talley's Folly

7:30 PM each night, and 2:00 PM Saturday in the Hepburn Zoo

Lana Meyer ’17 presents her senior independent project, Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson.  The scene is the deserted Victorian boathouse on the Talley place in Lebanon, Missouri; the time 1944. Matt Friedman, an accountant from St. Louis, has arrived to plead his love to Sally Talley, the educated liberal daughter of a conservative Midwestern family. Matt refuses to accept Sally's rebuffs and her fears that her family would never approve of their marriage. Indomitable, he gradually overcomes her defenses, telling his innermost secrets to his loved one and, in return, learning hers as well. Sponsored by the Theatre ProgramTickets:  $5.

December 2, Friday

Middlebury Community Wind Ensemble Winter Concert

7:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Jerome Shedd conducts the “MiddWinds” in a concert including the music of Gabrieli and Verdi, a tuba concerto  with Dana Howe, and the premiere of two original arrangements by ensemble members  Ken Weston and Jerry Shedd.  Sam Kudman ’17 will be featured on alto saxophone.  Sponsored by the Department of Music.  Free

collage of facesDecember 2, Friday


12:15 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125

To commemorate World AIDS Day and Day With(out) Art (an international day of action and mourning in response to the AIDS crisis), the Museum screens Visual AIDS’s COMPULSIVE PRACTICE, a video compilation of compulsive, daily, and habitual practices by nine artists and activists who live with their cameras as one way to manage, reflect upon, and change how they are deeply affected by HIV/AIDS. Part of the Fridays at the Museum series. (65 minutes) Free

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Fall Dance Concert

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

This night of new dance works showcases the choreography of emerging student dance artists at the intermediate and advanced levels, and the annual Newcomers’ Piece, choreographed this year by Gabriel Forestieri. This dynamic evening of ideas in motion is directed by Forestieri and Paloma McGregor in collaboration with the choreographers. Sponsored by the Dance Program. The program is approximately 1 hour including intermission. Tickets: Public $12, College ID holders $10, Students $6; on sale November 14

Paloma McGregor, photo Charles R. Berenguer Jr.

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3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

Six men on a fishing trip aboard a luxury yacht in the Aegean Sea decide to play a game they call the Best at Everything. When the game is over, only one man receives the victory ring: the Chevalier. “A brilliantly contained and sublimely ridiculous send-up of competitive male egos from a refreshing female perspective”––Ben Nicholson, CineVue. In Greek with English subtitles. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Athina Rachel Tsangari, Greece, 2016, 105 minutes) Free

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The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble

Glendon Ingalls, Guest Director

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

Middlebury’s Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble celebrates the wisdom that “it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing” with a program of the best of classic big band repertoire and contemporary jazz compositions. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Photo Miranda de Beer '19

PASS_final.jpgDecember 4, Sunday

Performing Arts Series Society (PASS) Reception

1:45 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Lower Lobby

A festive occasion for members to gather and celebrate PASS, preview select performances from the 2017–18 season, and vote on which event to support. This year’s reception features a bounty of seasonal appetizers and beverages, plus a student performance. Membership information: 802-443-PASS (7277) or go.middlebury.edu/pass

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Sophie Shao and Friends

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

Cellist Sophie Shao appears to have an exhaustive supply of supremely talented friends. She returns for her ninth consecutive season—this time with violinist Jennifer Frautschi, violist Dimitri Murrath, and pianist Gloria Chien—for an afternoon of chamber music including Beethoven’s C Minor string trio, Schumann’s Piano Trio no. 2, and Dvorak’s second piano quartet. Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series. Part of the Nelson Chamber Music Series. Reserved seating. The program is approximately 2 hours including 1 intermission. Tickets: Public $25, College ID holders $20, Students $6.

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Photo Neda Navaee

walkerDecember 4, Sunday

Old Enough To Know Better, Young Enough To Do It Again

7:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 232

Celia Watson ’17 presents her senior independent work, a devised play exploring issues of mobility, memory, and independence within the Middlebury elderly community. Using true stories from interviews with participants at Project Independence, the show captures participants' lives in their 20s and contrasts the challenges and perspectives of their lives today. Starring Gabrielle Owens '17, Lucie Heerman '19, and Will Kelley '19.5.  Sponsored by the Theatre Program. Free

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Songs Alive!

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

Students from Su Lian Tan’s First-Year Seminar, Pavilions, Serpents, and High Cs, perform newly composed original songs and arias from operas. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Photo Brett Simison


three dancers performingDecember 8, Thursday

Dance Company of Middlebury: Works in Progress Showing

5:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

See excerpts from Border|Zones, a new work under development for performance in January. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free

December 8, Thursday

Sight and Sound 2 - Student Film Screening

7:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

Join us for this fall's Sight and Sound 2 student film presentation. Approximate running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes. Sponsored by the Department of Film and Media Culture. Free

row of straight back chairsDecember 8 - 10, Thursday–Saturday

The Waiting Room

8:00 PM each evening, plus 10:00 PM on Saturday, Seeler Studio Theatre (venue change, originally scheduled for the Hepburn Zoo Theatre)

This performance is a collage of scenes exploring the thin, permeable line between sanity and madness.  Senior directing work of Kristin Corbett ’16.5. Sponsored by the Theatre Program. Tickets: $5

female drawing with chalkDecember 9, Friday

Keith Haring “Subway Drawings”

12:15 PM, Middlebury College Museum of Art

Following a brief gallery talk about how Keith Haring launched his artistic career making chalk drawings on expired advertisements in the New York City subway system, try your hand at making your own “subway drawing.” Materials provided, all ages welcome (children must be supervised). Post Pop: Prints of Keith Haring is on view through December 11 only! Part of the Fridays at the Museum series. Free

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The Music of 209

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

Original compositions from Su Lian Tan’s Music I course are performed by the students in a semester-end celebration of their work. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

dancers and trapezeDecember 9, Friday

In/Voluntary Motion
MFA Thesis Concert by Paula Higa

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

In/Voluntary Motion investigates disabilities and disability culture. Paula Higa’s choreography takes inspiration from dystonia, a disability characterized by involuntary, often spasmodic movements. Her study of dystonic movements, in collaboration with visual artist Neil Marcus, produced patterns and phrasing for this piece. Higa aims to bring awareness to disability culture, ultimately questioning the perception of disability as a dysfunctional condition. Original music by Patricia Julien. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Tickets: Public $12, College ID holders $10, Students $6

photo Derrick Senior

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Vocal Recital

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

Students of affiliate artists Carol Christensen, Susanne Peck, and Beth Thompson cap off a semester of vocal study with an evening of songs and arias. Accompanied by affiliate artist Cynthia Huard, piano. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Eleanor Mayfield '19 and Cynthia Huard, photo Anastasiya Prokhorenko '19

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Lessons and Carols for Advent and Christmas

4:00 and 7:00 PM, Mead Memorial Chapel

Modeled after the long-standing British tradition, this annual program includes Bible readings of Advent and Christmas and carols performed by the College Choir with the congregation. Each service is preceded by performances on the chapel carillon. Donations are collected for area charities.

Photo Trent Campbell

December 15, Thursday

Taking Flight

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

A “lightly produced” showing of dance experiments by the new batch of choreographers emerging from the Improvisational Practices course, facilitated by Lida Winfield. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free

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