Michael Abbatiello
Office
Mahaney Arts Center 124
Tel
(802) 443-5822
Email
mabbatiello@middlebury.edu
Office Hours
Mondays 10:30-1:30

Michael Abbatiello graduated from The Ohio State University with a BFA focused in Media and Performance with Choreography. He has performed and taught internationally with such companies as Dante Brown|Warehouse Dance, BARE Dance Company, and Maya Orchin Dance. Michael is currently the Lighting Designer and Technical Director for the Middlebury College Dance Department. He has had the honor to work with such companies as YES Network, HBO, Netflix, USA Network, The Academy of Music Northampton, Marlboro College, Celebrity Dance Competitions, and The Vanderbilt Republic. He is very excited to be a part of the Adirondack Theatre Festival this year.

Courses Taught

Course Description

Movement and Media
In this course we will take an interdisciplinary look at the dynamic relationship between the body and digital media. Students will develop skills in basic film editing, real-time software manipulation, open-source media research, project design, and collaboration. We will address design history and theories of modern media through readings and multimedia sources. Process and research papers and work-in-progress showings will document ongoing collaborations that will culminate in an informal showing at the end of the semester. This course is open to students of all artistic backgrounds who are interested in significantly expanding their creative vocabularies and boundaries to include dance. (Approval required; At least one entry level course is required in FMMC or DANC) 3 hrs. lect., 3 hrs. lab.

Terms Taught

Spring 2022

Requirements

ART, PE

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Course Description

Production Workshop
In preparing two fully produced dance productions for the stage, students will participate in and be exposed to professional production practices in all areas of dance technical design, including sets, costumes, props, lights, and sound. Students will be involved in planning, building, operating, lighting, documenting, striking, and publicizing fully produced dance program concerts. (6 hrs. lab)

Terms Taught

Fall 2021

Requirements

ART, PE

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Course Description

Technique Workshop
This advanced physical and theoretical study of a variety of movement techniques will further prepare dance majors and minors for the rigors of performance, technical craft, and physical research. Exercises and discussions will revolve around increased subtlety, strength, flexibility, musicality, and dynamics with the goal of heightening the communicative range of the moving body. Rotating movement aesthetics taught by dance faculty. (Major/Minor Only) (Approval required)

Terms Taught

Spring 2022

Requirements

ART, PE

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Course Description

Independent Project
(Approval Required)

Terms Taught

Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023

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