Middlebury

2004-2005
Project Bandaloop
Shinji Komiya
Light Motion Dance: Bill Evans
Everything Smaller Dance Company
Reynaldo Gonzalez

2007-2008
Jody Oberfelder
Niles Ford
Nugent & Matteson Dance
Leyya Tawil's Dance Elixir

Susan Mendez Prins '86

A major in East Asian Studies with a dance concentration while at Middlebury. Her senior thesis was a comparative study of contemporary dance in the People's Republic of China and Taiwan, based largely on her field work and personal interviews there in her junior and senior years. In 1990 she was part of an international butoh performance project in Tokyo.

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2011-2012

Kyle Abraham
Soriba "Simbo" Camara
Teena Marie Custer
David Darling
Jeanine Durning
Nicholas Liechter
Erika Randall

 

 

Spring 2012 Events

Spring Events

Screening of “Little House in the Big House”
March 1
Thursday 7:00 p.m.        FREE
Axinn Center Room 232

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Winter Performances

PUSH: Moving History Forward
The Dance Company of Middlebury 2011-2012 season

January 27-28 Friday, Saturday  8:00 p.m.       Tickets: $12/10/6
Mahaney Center Dance Theatre

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Winter Term Events

Winter Term Events

January 18              Yoga Philosophy

Wednesday               2:00-4:00 p.m. FREE
Mahaney Center Room 109

Lecture and discussion with Russell Comstock, Metta Earth Yoga. Come dressed to move as well as to listen.

 

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body_and_earth

body and earth book

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Mission Statement and Learning Goals for the Major

 

Mission of the Dance Program

The Dance Program at Middlebury College focuses on the creation of original creative work in a context that is interdisciplinary, grounded in both biological and environmental perspectives, and deeply connected to the current dance field.  The program distinguishes itself through a rich curricular tradition of improvisation, somatic learning, and utilization of the arts in the quest for cultural and environmental awareness.  

Previous Season (2010-2011)

Till Fellner

October 9, Saturday

Till Fellner, piano

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

Pre-Semester Workshop 2010

Pre-semester Workshop with

Shani Nwando Ikerioha Collins & Trebien Pollard

 

So You Think You Can Dance?

Dance Company performs and blogs its way through the Dominican Republic.

About The Program

 

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Watch dance majors Simon
Thomas-Train '09 and Yina Ng '09

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Dance Requirements

Core Courses (10) Required for the Dance Major: The Creative Process (ARDV 0116 or 0117), Dance History (DANC 0284), Anatomy and Kinesiology (DANC 0376), four terms of technique and choreography at or above the 0200-level, DANC 0700 Senior Independent Project, and two additional courses chosen from within the regular fall and spring course offerings in the dance program. Suggested are courses in cultural studies (DANC/SOAN 0272), somatics (DANC 0277), or advanced performing techniques (DANC 0380/0381).

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TECHNICAL INFORMATION PACKET

 

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ALUMNI

The activities of students past and present speak most clearly about our program. Currently, alumni perform in professional dance companies, choreograph independently with community companies, teach in preparatory schools, and are enrolled in graduate programs across the country.

At Homecoming each Fall, alumni are encouraged to return to Middlebury to show new work, dance together, and share their experiences in the professional world with current students.

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Paul Matteson '00

Paul Matteson

Pamela Vail '90

Pamela Vail received a B.A. in dance and sociology from Middlebury College and an M.F.A. in dance from Smith College. She is a founding member of NYC-based Yanira Castro + Company, and is also a founding member of The Architects, a performance improvisation quartet, with Katherine Ferrier, Lisa Gonzales, and Jennifer Kayle (all Middlebury graduates). In addition to working with such artists as Peter Schmitz, Heidi Henderson, and others, she continues to create and perform her own work.

Mark Stuver '97.5

A dance major from Rifle, Colorado. Making the decision to seriously pursue dance at Middlebury he performed with the Dance Company of Middlebury, for several other student concerts, and performed in work choreographed by Peter Schmitz and Paul Matteson. Mark presented an evening-length work, moment's noticeas a senior; A duet from that work was performed at the ACDFA national gala concert at the Kennedy Center.

Kate Stamper Sullivan '04.5

 

kate stamper

 

Kate Elias '06


Jennifer Kayle '91.5

Jennifer Kayle '91.5
Jennifer Kayle, ’91.5

Dena Simmons '05

Annie Kloppenberg '01

Adam Battelstein '85

 

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Production Crew supports student, faculty, and guest artist concerts throughout the year or assist in the Dance Office. Offers fun, flexibility, and the chance to learn valuable job skills. Available positions are posted through the Student Employment Office.

The job descriptions listed below will only appear on the SEO site if there is a current availability.

Graduating seniors head to American Dance Festival in North Carolina

Dance professor Penny Campbell reports:

Staff member creates podcasts of bellydance music

Arabella Holzapfel works in the library at Middlebury, and one of her pastimes is producing a podcast of bellydance music: an eclectic mix of mostly Middle Eastern music, but also African, South American, and electronic and dance beats. The most recent "episode" of the podcast was downloaded more than 19,000 times by people around the world; there are a total of nearly 85,000 downloads of the eight episodes she's produced so far.