Mahaney Arts Center Dance Theatre
72 Porter Field Road
Middlebury, VT 05753
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Open to the Public

dancers in motion capture suits

Assistant Professor of Dance Laurel Jenkins and her co-creators Jesse Fleming and Lewis Pesacov present a new mixed-reality performance experience where movement instantly becomes music, and emerging technology allows dancers to create an immersive journey of sound, light, and visual media in real time. Live dancers with motion capture technology and simultaneous animation create The Wilds before your eyes. Part mythology, part utopian vision, The Wilds echoes patterns of nature from the subatomic to the cosmological to reveal the interconnectedness of all beings. 

Performance contains haze, flashing and strobe lights, and very loud music.

This performance is made possible thanks to support from the Middlebury Performing Arts Council.

Post-show activities:

Friday: Audience members are welcome to stay for a talkback with the artists and dramaturg Cláudio Medeiros, moderated by Christal Brown, immediately following the show.

Saturday: Audience members are invited to join the company for a post-show reception in the lobby.

Watch a video clip of The Wilds

Watch a video created in collaboration with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and HP>>

General Admission Tickets: $25 General public | $20 Middlebury ID holders | $10 Youth (Under 21) | $5 Middlebury students

Performance subject to change. Vaccinations and boosters (or valid medical or religious exemptions) required. Masks optional (but welcome!) except under certain conditions. Additional health and safety information here>>

Sponsored by:
Performing Arts Series; Dance

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