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The Story of Now: Dance Company Middlebury in Progress Showing

Monday, December 13, 2021

5:00pm – 5:45pm

Mahaney Arts Center; Studio 110

The Dance Company of Middlebury is exploring the question of now. With the fluid modernity of our time, America's racial reckoning, and a global pandemic the anxiety of the future and the regrets of the past loom heavy in our collective consciousness. The 2021-2022 DCM season is dedicated to discovering a place of authentic presence where the fullness of the individual and the acceptance of the world collide. Join us for a work in progress showing prior to the company research tour during J-term.


Middlebury Card Holders Only

Fall Dance Concert

Friday, December 3rd & Saturday, December 4th
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Mahaney Arts Center; Studio 110

Our Return is the Fall Dance Department Concert with student choreography from Meshi Chavez's 460 Intermediate/Advance Dance class. Lighting will be done by students in Production Workshop class.

OPEN to the Public
Visit Middlebury Box Office for Tickets
$15-General Public / $10-Middlebury Faculty, Staff, & Valid ID Holders / $8-Youth(Under 21) / $5-Middlebury College Students

Improvisational Practices informal showing

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mahaney Arts Center; Studio 110

This informal showing demonstrated the research and undertaken by Improvisational Practices DANC0261, lead by Lida Winfield. Ron Rost and Deborah Felmeth perform music composed in the moment. Lighting will be improvised by Michael Abbatiello.
Middlebury Card holders only

Movement Matters Improvisation Masterclass with Jules Skloot

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Mahaney Arts Center; Studio 110

In this improvisation-based movement workshop participants will be invited to engage with the themes and elements that are currently informing Jules Skloot's work: projection, inter-personal performance, self-protection/connection, objectification, queerness and gender, obscuration, "the reveal" or never revealing, layering, and disguise. Jules will invite participants into movement, creation and reflection through guided explorations, movement scores based on his research, as well as freewriting and/or drawing. Throughout the session, Jules will encourage people of all dance backgrounds to pay attention to their bodies and follow their inner experiences, sensations, and impulses.

"Is Being Seen Enough": recording online!

Is Being Seen Enough

Recorded, online 

Is being seen enough? is The Dance Company of Middlebury’s culminating performance of Spring ’21. This work weaves together stories of resilience as we are arriving to, excavate, and celebrate embodiment and collectivity, marking this unique and challenging moment in human history. This evening-length work is performed by: Akwasi Agyeman, Lí Buzzard, John Cambefort, Bobbi Finkelstein, Rena Gao, Sam Kann, Hannah Laga Abram, Kevin Park, Graham Shelor, Kaila Thomas, Liv Weisel, and Chloe Zinn. The score was performed live by Deborah Felmeth and Ron Rost. This year, the Dance Company of Middlebury is directed by Assistant Professor of Dance Laurel Jenkins with guest artists Maria Garcia (LA), Meena Murugesan (LA), and David Thomson (NYC).  A recording of this show can be viewed here

Co-curricular Movement Classes

Ballet with Barbara Doyle-Wilch

Location: MAC 109


Ballet returns to the dance program this fall. Classical ballet technique in traditional ballet class structure. No point shoes, please. Each session is open to a maximum of 14 participants.  PE credit is available for attendance at 8 classes. Previous dance experience in any form is recommended. Free.

Barbara Doyle-Wilch has been teaching ballet classes, among other genres of dance, for over 40 years.  She studied in Chicago with Stone Cameron Ballet and majored in dance at the Jordon College of Music at Butler University in Indiana, earning a BA and MA in dance.

“I love ballet! I hope you will join me in class so I can share the joy!”



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General Event Information

All events listed are open to the public and are FREE unless otherwise indicated. For further information, call 802.443.3136. To join the MCA's electronic mailing list, visit

Tickets and information available at the Box Offices: Mahaney Center for the Arts and McCullough Student Center (802) 443.MIDD (6433)

Complimentary Ticket Policy

Before each show, Debby Anderson emails everyone in a dance or theatre class so they can order comps in advance. Complimentary tickets are NOT available on the day of the performance.

Everyone enrolled in a dance or theatre class, as well as dance majors, may get a total of 1 comp ticket for each program-sponsored performance.

If a student is participating in a dance, they can get a total of 2 tickets.

Tickets are NOT cumulative - each student can receive only up to 2 tickets per show, no matter their involvement.

The only exception is if the student is doing their Senior Work - Debby will work with the student directly for up to 4 tickets per performance.

If the student has any questions about the policy, email Debby Anderson (

Dance Department

Mahaney Center for the Arts
72 Porter Field Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753