Monday, 10/1 at 7:00 PM: Watch a film screening of the original chamber opera, performed here at Middlebury in fall 2011. Composer Su Lian Tan and video set designer Tim Bartlett ‘98 give an informal talk together about their work, followed by a Q&A. Presented as an extension of the Clifford Symposium on Creativity and Collaboration.
Saturday, 9/29 at 8:00 PM: Honoring cellist David Finckel’s last season with the Emerson, the Performing Arts Series presents the quartet in Mead Chapel, where they made their campus debut in 1981. The program includes works by Schumann, Shostakovich, and Beethoven (his first “Razumovsky” quartet). Pre-concert lecture by Larry Hamberlin at 7:30 PM; Post-concert reception hosted by the President's Office. Concert tickets: $25/20/6* Presented as part of the Clifford Symposium.
Saturday, 9/29 at 3:00 & 8:00 PM: This Oscar-winning documentary by Wim Wender explores the late German choreographer Pina Bausch’s life and work while we see her company perform her most notable creations, where basic things like water, dirt, and even gravity take on otherworldly qualities. The 3:00 PM screening is introduced by Daniel Houghton '06; with a post-show discussion led by Leger Grindon and Catherine Cabeen. Presented as part of the Clifford Symposium.
Friday 9/28 and Saturday 9/29 at 12:30 & 4:30 PM: Audiences will embark on an elaborate journey in and around the Mahaney Center for the Arts in this sweeping, site-specific performance event by award-winning U.S. dance company PearsonWidrig DanceTheater, in collaboration with the Dance Company of Middlebury. Presented as part of the Clifford Symposium.
Friday, 9/28 at 12:15 pm: Art history professor Kirsten Hoving discusses her collaboration with students in the art history course Alfred Stieglitz and Camera Work, which resulted in the current exhibition Camera Work: Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand, and Company. Presented as part of the Clifford Symposium.
Thursday, 9/27 at 7:00 PM: Peabody Award-winning radio producer, best-selling author, and public speaker Julie Burstein has spent her working life in conversation with highly creative people—interviewing, probing, guiding, and creating public radio programs about them and their work. In her book Spark: How Creativity Works, she offers a tour through some of creativity’s essential byways. Presented as part of the Clifford Symposium.
Starting Thursday, 9/27: Middlebury College’s annual Nicholas R. Clifford Symposium kicks off each academic year by giving the campus community rich opportunities to discuss and experience timely topics from many perspectives. This year’s symposium, entitled “Creativity and Collaboration,” is hosted by the Kevin P. Mahaney ’84 Center for the Arts in honor of its 20th-anniversary season. The Symposium features over 30 events, with an impressive lineup of speakers, performances, and panel discussions, in both arts and non-arts disciplines. Read below for selected highlights.
This year’s Nicholas R. Clifford symposium, entitled “Creativity and Collaboration,” is hosted by the Kevin P. Mahaney ’84 Center for the Arts in honor of its 20th-anniversary season. The Symposium features over 30 events, with an impressive lineup of speakers, performances, and panel discussions in both arts and non-arts disciplines.