All Dancers, Register for Pre-Semester by Friday May 27th @ go/RegisterDCM

Dance Company of Middlebury presents: The Story of Now film

(Peter Sergay and Oli Buzzard)

The Story of Now Available until March 4, 2022

Free

Available on The Dance Department Website and Facebook for 30 days, 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.

Sponsored by: The Dance Department

Senior Thesis Dance & Faculty Dance Concert Auditions

Senior Thesis Dance & Faculty Dance Concert Auditions
Thursday, February 17th
7:00pm- 8:00 pm
Mahaney Arts Center; Studio 110
Free / Middlebury Card Holders Only

Want to dance? Want to find out more about the Dance Department? Come to this fun and welcoming audition.
Audition to be in a senior thesis performance or the Faculty Dance Concert. Dates and rehearsal schedule will be shared at the audition.
No need to prepare dance material ahead of time. Come in clothing you can easily move in.

Email lwinfield@middlebury.edu with any questions.

Moving in the Moment with Katherine Adler

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
4:30pm – 6:00pm
Mahaney Arts Center; Studio 110
Free / Middlebury Card Holders Only

Moving in the Moment is designed to ignite self-sensation and learn about one’s own creative intuition, imaginative prompts lead the body to move through rigor and ease in a dynamic flow. Connection to sound and relation to space play a role in engaging with ephemeral moments.

Katherine Adler is a movement and performance artist whose work ranges from highly theatrical to intimately pedestrian using the body as a vessel for poetry. They self-produce work and engage with a wide range of interdisciplinary arts with the support of Eggtooth Productions, SCD&T, Northampton Arts Council, Mass Cultural Council, and Shea Theater Arts Center. With a Modern Dance BFA from the University of Utah, their practice is guided by a variety of techniques and serves to express internal experiences outwardly. Their work in the field of food and fermentation informs the use of duration and time with improvisation as the heart of their artistry, a constant conversation with presence.

Dance on Film Screening with choreographer-filmmaker Tori Lawrence

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
7:30 pm – 9: 00 PM
Mahaney Arts Center; Dance Theater
Free / Middlebury Card Holders Only
The Middlebury Dance Department's 2019-20 Artist-in-Residence, Tori Lawrence will present an evening of her recent analog and digital dance film projects, including work that she made with Middlebury students. Lawrence's environmentally based work inspires an imaginative and sustainable way of looking at, thinking about, and using space.

Tori Lawrence is a Western MA-based choreographer who creates site-specific multimedia performances and digital/analog dance films. Her environmentally based work inspires an imaginative and sustainable way of looking at, thinking about, and using space. She has taught recently at Smith College, Bennington College, and was the 2019-20 Artist-in-Residence at Middlebury College. She has also taught at the University of Kansas, Franklin & Marshall College, Connecticut College, Drexel University, Wilson College, and Vermont Dance Alliance. She has recently been awarded artist residencies from Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder (Trondheim, Norway) and USF Verftet (Bergen, Norway), where she'll create a new screen dance project with NYC-based dancer Jennifer Nugent in 2022-23. Other fellowships/residencies include: Yaddo, Djerassi, Playa, Ucross Foundation, Charlotte Street Foundation, Dance Ireland, and Budapest’s Workshop Foundation. Her work has been presented by the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Dance Projects, Movement Research, Chez Bushwick, Triskelion, Counterpulse, Space 124, Fresh Festival, Bodies in Motion Festival, Dance Films Association, and SCDT, among others. She's currently collaborating with San Francisco-based choreographer Sara Shelton Mann on a new analog film installation "7 Excavations.” The work is being supported by the NEA and is being commissioned by Fort Mason in San Francisco, where the project will be in residence in June 2022. Tori's currently starting up ATLAND, a new artist residency space in the hill towns of the Berkshires in western MA. More info: www.torilawrence.org

Co-Sponsorship: Dance Department, The Film and Media Culture Department, COTA

"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 Spring. 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!”

Beginning/Intermediate

Tuesdays, 5:00-6:30pm

Start date of Tuesday February 22nd

Spring recess is from March 21st – 25th No class this week.

Last class will be on Tuesday May 10th

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Intermediate/Advanced

Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30pm

Start date of Wednesday February 23rd

Spring recess is from March 21st – 25th No class this week.

Last class will be on Wednesday May 11th.

Sign up link : https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4fa5ae28a6f4c70-intermediateadvan

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 http://www.middlebury.edu/arts/news/artsmail_subscribe

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 (danderso@middlebury.edu).

Dance Department

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