PortraitsOfPower-Mt Rushmore-Hannah Hudson'18.jpgSeptember 6, Tuesday (through September 15)

Portraits of Power

8:00 AM–8:00 PM, Monday–Friday, Johnson Memorial Building

Paintings from Jim Butler’s Portraiture in Ceramics and Oil Paint course convey visions of who and what students think is powerful in their lives. The large-scale paintings and ceramic assemblages use dynamic design and powerful color to create images that range from photorealistic to expressionist in style. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art. Free

Hannah Hudson ’18, Mount Rushmore, 2016, oil on wood panel

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Bloom and Doom: Visual Expressions and Reform in Vienna 1900

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery

Drawn from the holdings of the Sabarsky Foundation in New York City, this exhibition—which features works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, and other members of the Viennese Secession—illuminates how these individuals challenged the artistic and social establishment by rejecting the traditional academic system and turning to new means of expression, often attempting to reunify art and life in a “total work of art,” before giving into cultural pessimism and withdrawing from public life. Free

Egon Schiele, 49th Secession Exhibition, 1903, colored lithograph. Courtesy of the Sabarsky Foundation.

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Performing Arts Series Society (PASS) Preview Party

4:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall and Upper Lobby

PASS members are invited to an audiovisual preview of the 2016–2017 season, complete with a seasonal reception and the chance to be first in line to purchase tickets for the upcoming season. Membership information: 802-443-PASS (7277) or go.middlebury.edu/pass



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Box Office Opening Day for PASS Members

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

Tickets for the 2016-2017 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>>



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Box Office Opening Day for Middlebury College ID card holders

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

Tickets for the 2016-2017 Performing Arts Series and other selected events go on sale today for Middlebury College students, faculty, staff, and other ID card holders, as well as members of the Performing Arts Series Society (PASS). Learn more about PASS>>  Go to the online box office>>



picture of a coffee cupSeptember 12, Monday

Rehearsals Cafe Reopens

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Lower Lobby

Rehearsals Cafe will reopen for beverage service and light fare, Monday-Friday.

The grab-and-go menu will include a variety of hot and cold beverages, lunch items, and snacks.

Come enjoy a delicious day at the Mahaney Center for the Arts!



blue stage curtainsSeptember 14, Wednesday

Theatre Auditions: 2016 First Year Show

7:15–10:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 232 (adjacent to the box office)

For Middlebury College Students: Come audition for the 20th annual First Year Show, directed this year by Rebecca Martin ’04.5, featuring a night of lesser-known one act plays from the great American playwright, actor, screenwriter, director, author, and musician Sam Shepard.  Come at 7:15 to sign up at for a time slot.

 

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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 2016-2017 Performing Arts Series and other selected events go on sale today to the general public. Tickets are also available to Middlebury College students, faculty, staff, and other ID card holders, as well as members of the Performing Arts Series Society (PASS). Learn more about PASS>>  Go to the online box office>>

man smiling with microphone in handSeptember 15, Thursday

Artist Talk with Omar Carrum

12:30-1:20 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Guest artist Omar Carrum is a founding member of Delfos Danza Contemporánea, the premiere contemporary dance company in Mexico, and the educational director of the Escuela profesional de danza de Mazatlán (EPDM). He speaks about his work within the context of artistic movements in contemporary dance in Mexico. During his two-week residency, Carrum will teach movement workshops and creating a new choreographic work for the Dance Company of Middlebury in collaboration with company director Scotty Hardwig for January performances in Middlebury and a subsequent company tour to Mazatlán, Mexico. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free

Pictured: Omar Carrum

closeup of woman dancingSeptember 15, Thursday

Dance Auditions

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

For Middlebury College Students: Advanced student choreographers audition dancers for the annual Fall Dance Concert (December 2-3), which includes the 2016 Newcomers’ Piece, directed by Gabriel Forestieri. Dancers chosen for performance must attend a minimum of two approved technique classes consistently each week in order to be eligible to perform in program-sponsored events. Taking class supports the development of artistry, technical range, and performance skill. The Newcomers’ Piece is open to anyone who has not yet performed in a Dance Program sponsored concert.

three women dancingSeptember 16, Friday

Syncopated Ladies: Master Classes

In conjunction with their concert later this evening, contemporary tap dancers Syncopated Ladies offer two master classes. Contemporary master class: 10:00-11:30 AM in the Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre. Tap master class: 1:30-2:30 PM in McCullough Student Center, Wilson Hall. Sponsored by the Rothrock Family Fund for Experiential Learning in the Performing Arts. Exclusively for Middlebury College ID card holders. Free

modern balck metal sculpture beyond pond
September 16, Friday

Public Sculpture Guided Walking Tour

12:15 PM, meet at Middlebury College Museum of Art, lobby

Come enjoy Middlebury’s beautiful campus and its incredible collection of public art. On this walking tour, Museum interns Claire Borre ’18 and Matt Gillis ’18 introduce highlights from the College’s large and distinguished collection of outdoor sculpture. This popular program reprises the tour offered by the MuseumWorks interns this summer. All are invited. Comfortable shoes recommended. Rain or shine. Sponsored by the Museum of Art.Free

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Exhibition Opening and Gallery Talk:

Keith Haring and Bloom and Doom

5:00 PM, Middlebury College Museum of Art

Join the Friends of the Art Museum for a celebration of the museum’s fall exhibitions. Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture Erin Sassin introduces Bloom and Doom, organized with her spring term class on turn-of-the-20th-century art in Vienna, while Curator Emmie Donadio leads visitors through Post Pop: Prints of Keith Haring. Free

Maximilian Kurzweil, The Cushion (Martha Kurzweil seated on a sofa), 1903, colored woodcut. Courtesy of the Sabarsky Foundation.

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Post Pop: Prints of Keith Haring

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

Art star of the 1980s, Keith Haring was an indefatigable presence on the world stage until his premature death from AIDS in 1990. His Pop Shops sold his designs on clothing, toys, posters, skateboards, and other merchandise. Haring also created more than 50 public murals in cities around the world, for charities, hospitals, children’s day care centers, and orphanages. This exhibition presents selected limited editions on loan from the Keith Haring Foundation, which provides funding and imagery to AIDS organizations and charities supporting underserved youth. Free

Keith Haring, Andy Mouse, 1986, silkscreen, 38 x 38 inches. © Keith Haring Foundation

September 16, Friday

Syncopated Ladies: Live

7:00 PM, McCullough Student Center, Wilson Hall

Exclusively for Middlebury College ID card holders: Syncopated Ladies: Live features some of today's hottest leading ladies in tap dance, bringing you an electrifying and inspiring concert experience where fierce footwork meets a cutting edge, feminine style. See above for master classes with the artists.“They killed it”!--Beyonce. See above for master classes with the artists. Sponsored by the Rothrock Family Fund for Experiential Learning in the Performing Arts. Approximate running time: 90 minutes. Free

man alone in large open spaceStarting September 17, Saturday

Open Space: An Improvisational Laboratory

Saturdays, 1:00-3:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 110*

Open Space is a place to try out ideas, inhabit your body, be with yourself and others physically, and release agendas. Come dance, play, sing, touch, watch, and listen. The first hour is in silence, and the second hour is open for the musicians to join and play as they wish. It is a focused space, so please do not come to talk. Open to all--students, faculty, and community members; there is no requirement of technique or ability, just a respectfulness to honor the space and not endanger yourself or others. Host Gabriel Forestieri, who has practiced improvisation for 30 years, will make sure that space remains safe for all. There will be a short closing circle at the end of each session. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free

*On 9/17, 9/24, and 10/22, Open Space will be held in the Dance Theatre.

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Carol

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) spots the beautiful, elegant Carol (Cate Blanchett) perusing the doll displays in a 1950s Manhattan department store. The two women develop a fast bond that becomes a love with complicated consequences. Nominated for six Academy Awards. “…one of the year’s very best films”—Peter Travers, Rolling Stone. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Todd Haynes, USA, 2016, 118 minutes) Free

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Mark Lavoie, Harmonica and Voice

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

Affiliate artist Mark Lavoie’s unique acoustic style is reminiscent of the late harmonica legend Sonny Terry, who was his mentor. With 44 years of performance history and more than 35 harmonicas in his case, Mark plays his vast, authentic blues repertoire with great range in this solo concert. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Photo Dan Hill

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The Casting of a Bronze Vessel and Writing in Ancient China

4:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125

Edward Shaughnessy, distinguished professor in early Chinese studies at the University of Chicago, discusses the casting and inscription of a Western Zhou dynasty bronze vessel called the Shi Wang ding, acquired by the Chicago Institute of Art in 2005. This lecture considers both the dating of the vessel and the significance of the casting technique for the presentation of writing in ancient China. Sponsored by the Department of History, Program in East Asian Studies, Department of Chinese, Department of History of Art and Architecture, and the Middlebury College Museum of Art. Free

Photo: Shi Wang ding, Chicago Institute of Art, 2005.426.

three ballet dancers performingStarting September 20, Monday

Fall 2016 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.

Pilates with Nina Vila, **extra fee applies**

T/Th 12:30-1:20 PM, MCA 109

Beginning/ Intermediate Ballet with Barbara Doyle-Wilch

Tu 5:00-6:30 PM, MCA 109

Intermediate/ Advanced Ballet with Barbara Doyle Wilch

W 5:00-6:30 PM, MCA 109

West African Dance with Simbo Camara

Th 7:00-8:15 PM, MCA 109

September 21, Wednesday

Sandy Tolan: Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land

12:15 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Award-winning author and journalist Sandy Tolan reads from his book Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land.  Children of the Stone tells the dramatic story of Ramzi Aburedwan’s life growing up in an occupied Palestinian refugee camp and his transformation into a talented musician.  Tolan is touring with Ramzi Aburedwan and his Arabic-French Dal’Ouna Ensemble (see concert at 7:30 PM.) A light lunch is available after the event.  Sponsored by Arabic Program, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Writing Program, Middle East Studies, Department of Music, Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, the Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, and the Department of French. Free

September 21, Wednesday

Children of the Stone/Dal’Ouna Ensemble

7:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

This concert features the powerful music of Ramzi Aburedwan and his Arabic-French Dal’Ouna Ensemble and the Moroccan singer, Nidal Ibourk in a dynamic fusion of Palestinian Arab folk, classical, jazz and world music. Touring with Dal’Ouna is author Sandy Tolan, who reads from his book Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land at 12:15 PM. Sponsored by Arabic Program, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Writing Program, Middle East Studies, Department of Music, Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, the Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, and the Department of French. Free

September 22-24, Thursday-Saturday

Clifford Symposium:

Fully Present: The Art and Science of Mindful Engagement

See website for times and locations

Join us for three days of inquiry to explore the many ways mindfulness practices can—and do—touch our community. This year’s theme ties together different strands of mindfulness work to reflect how these practices are currently shaping Middlebury and creating opportunities to build a more explicit contemplative culture. Activities include a Thursday keynote address by Dr. Amishi Jha on "Strengthening the Brain’s Attention System with Mindfulness Training;" multiple opportunities to try out contemplative practices such as yoga, aikido, tai chi, contemplative music and dance; a screening of the film The Fire Inside, on place, passion, and the primacy of nature; a Movement Matters session with Maree ReMalia; and much more. See the full schedule at go.middlebury.edu/clifford.

person coloring with pencilSeptember 23, Friday

Fridays at the Museum: Contemplative Coloring

12:15 P.M., Middlebury College Museum of Art

Studies have pointed to the therapeutic benefits of coloring. Spend a mindful moment with our collection as you color beautiful line renderings of the Museum’s treasures, created by Phoebe Mitchell ’18. Feel your stress melt away as you are inspired by the original art or invent your own color schemes! Part of the new Fridays at the Museum series. All ages welcome; children must be supervised. Free

 

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Phoenix

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

Jewish singer Nelly Lenz has survived the Nazi concentration camps, but she’s unrecognizable due to reconstructive facial surgery following a bullet wound. Back in what is left of Berlin, she searches for her musician husband, Johnny, in the ruins of the city. “Christian Petzold and Nina Hoss are one of the best director-actor duos working in movies today”––Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter. In German with English subtitles. Sponsored by the Holocaust Film Fund. (Christian Petzold, Germany/Poland, 2014, 98 minutes) Free

headshot of artistSeptember 27, Tuesday

The Nature and Use of the Native American Flute, Rattle, and Drum

4:30-6:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 221

An interactive presentation by Dr. Zacciah Blackburn, Director of Sunreed Instruments and the Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies. Sponsored by Professor Damascus Kafumbe’s World Music Instruments First Year Seminar and the Department of Music. Free

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Dancing in a Minefield: Cartoons, Politics, and Satire in a Crazy World

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

Kal Kallaugher, international award-winning cartoonist of the Economist, gives a lively and entertaining illustrated presentation about his 38-year career. He discusses his unique, challenging, and now dangerous profession—and his 8,000 barbed commentaries—engaging readers and enraging leaders around the globe. He caps off the presentation with a live drawing of his favorite targets and a surprise for the audience: their own original cartoons to take home. Sponsored by the Director of Arts and the Johnson Visual Arts Residency Program Fund. Free

Kal, Daggers Drawn (detail). Courtesy of the artist.

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An Ibis in Three Perspectives: Egypt’s Sacred Bird in Art, Science, and Religion

12:15 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre and Lower Lobby

Professors Pieter Broucke (history of art and architecture), Shalom Goldman (religion), and Stephen Trombulak (biology) team up for an interdisciplinary contextualization of the late-period Egyptian bronze ibis figurine recently acquired by the museum. Enjoy further conversation over a light lunch in the lobby. Part of the series Off the Wall: Informal Discussions about Art, sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art and the Committee on the Arts. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders

Ibis, Egyptian, late period, 26th to 30th Dynasty, 664–343 BCE, solid-cast bronze, L: 6 inches. Gift (by exchange) of Wilson Farnsworth, George Mead, and Henry Sheldon, 2016.005.

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Rodney King

Performed by Roger Guenveur Smith

8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre

History, poetry, and tragedy collide when stage and film actor Roger Guenveur Smith (American Gangster, Malcolm X) tackles the thorny odyssey of Rodney King, caught in the glare of the national spotlight as the victim of police brutality that ignited the 1992 L.A. riots. In this riveting performance, Smith offers a meditation on a flawed, good-hearted man and reveals America’s endlessly complicated relationship with its racial past and present. “Roger Guenveur Smith gets it all and gets it brilliantly”— New York Times. Adult language and content; for mature audiences only. Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series and the Theatre Program. The show is approximately 60 minutes without an intermission. There will be a post-show Q&A each evening. Moderators Friday will be J Finley, Assistant Professor of American Studies and Junot Diaz, Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Pulitzer Prize winning author. Saturday's moderators are Miguel Fernandez, Chief Diversity Officer, Professor of Spanish and Dana Yeaton, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre. Tickets: Public $20, College ID holders $15, Students $6.

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