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Saturday, March 2, 2024

  • Formal portrait of the artists as a group. Some standing, some seated, in front of a dark background

    VOCES8

    The 2023 Grammy-nominated British vocal ensemble VOCES8 inspires people through their music and by sharing their joy of singing. Versatility and a celebration of diverse musical expression are central to the ensemble’s performance and education ethos. Their performances are praised for their meticulous timing and tuning, impressive blend, and radiant sound. VOCES8’s Vermont debut program, entitled “20 Songs from 20 Years,” features beloved music from across the centuries and pieces by contemporary composers that the ensemble proudly calls friends.

    Mahaney Arts Center, Olin C. Robison Concert Hall

    Tickets: $25/20/10/5
    Open to the Public

Monday, March 4, 2024

  • West African Dance and Drum Class

    A rich taste of African culture that provides amazing, vigorous, high energy, and powerful movement. Let the beat of the drum move your body. Participants will learn songs, rhythms, dances, and culture as we embark on a journey of dances from the African diaspora.
    Class is accompanied by live musicians to help participants understand the communication between the music and the dance.

    Open to students, faculty, staff and community members age 13 and up!

    No credit. Attend one or all classes!

    Mondays 5:00 to 6:30 PM

    Middlebury College

    Open to the Public

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

  • Person standing on a beach

    Film Screening: Small Island Big Song—An Ocean Songline

    Filmed over three years on 16 Island nations across the Pacific and Indian Oceans, this grassroots musical follows the ocean highways uniting ancient musical lineages. From Madagascar to Rapa Nui/Easter Island, Taiwan to Zenadth Kes/The Torres Strait. A heartfelt plea for environmental awareness and cultural preservation from those on the frontline of the climate crisis. A Q&A with the artists follows the screening. Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series, the Environmental Studies Program, and Committee on the Arts.

    2019 | 83 minutes | Free

     

    Mahaney Arts Center, Olin C. Robison Concert Hall

    Open to the Public

Thursday, March 7, 2024

  • Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series: Climate Change: Our Response as Artists

    This panel discussion features performing artists from Small Island Big Song to discuss the impacts of climate change and explore how the arts can influence our relationship with the environment. Small Island Big Song is a collaborative multi-platform project uniting indigenous musicians across the Pacific and Indian Oceans through song in the face of climate change and cultural loss.

    Moderator: BaoBao Chen (Taiwan), Producer/Manager, Small Island Big Song

    Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103

    Open to the Public
  • Hirschfield Thursdays: The Zone of Interest

    Hirschfield Thursdays presents: The Zone of Interest.

    The commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss, and his wife Hedwig, strive to build a dream life for their family in a house and garden next to the camp.

    Directed by Jonathan Glazer - US, UK, Poland - 105 minutes.

    Our unique once-a-month event. Join us outside Dana to celebrate with pizza and popcorn at 6:30 PM

    OFFICIAL TRAILER

    Dana Auditorium (Sunderland Language Center)

    Open to the Public

Friday, March 8, 2024

  • Image of performers on a stage

    Small Island Big Song

    Small Island Big Song is a multi-platform project uniting the seafaring cultures of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, a region at the frontline of the climate crisis. Indigenous artists come together with filmmakers and poets to present irresistible oceanic grooves and soulful island ballads collected across 16 countries, all guided by the artists on their respective islands. Experience the concert event that Billboard calls “one coherent jaw-dropping piece.”

    Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center

    Tickets: $25/20/10/5
    Open to the Public

Saturday, March 9, 2024

  • photo of the performers on stage with the accompanist

    Songs and Arias

    An evening of super-charged arias and art songs by voice students of Carol Christensen and Susanne Peck.

    Watch the livestream of the performance here

    Mahaney Arts Center, Olin C. Robison Concert Hall

    Open to the Public

Monday, March 11, 2024

  • West African Dance and Drum Class

    A rich taste of African culture that provides amazing, vigorous, high energy, and powerful movement. Let the beat of the drum move your body. Participants will learn songs, rhythms, dances, and culture as we embark on a journey of dances from the African diaspora.
    Class is accompanied by live musicians to help participants understand the communication between the music and the dance.

    Open to students, faculty, staff and community members age 13 and up!

    No credit. Attend one or all classes!

    Mondays 5:00 to 6:30 PM

    Middlebury College

    Open to the Public

Monday, March 25, 2024

  • Artist dancing, wearing all black

    Dr. Hye-Won Hwang’s Introductory Contact Improvisation workshop for movers of all levels

    The Movement Matters Masterclass series welcomes dance artist Dr. Hye-Won Hwang’s Introductory Contact Improvisation workshop for movers of all levels.
    In this dance class students will explore a set of basic techniques of contact improvisation such as sensing, touching, partial weight-sharing, and spontaneous responding that promote movement awareness, intercultural dialogue, and community building. 

    Mahaney Arts Center Dance Theatre

    Free
    Open to the Public
  • West African Dance and Drum Class

    A rich taste of African culture that provides amazing, vigorous, high energy, and powerful movement. Let the beat of the drum move your body. Participants will learn songs, rhythms, dances, and culture as we embark on a journey of dances from the African diaspora.
    Class is accompanied by live musicians to help participants understand the communication between the music and the dance.

    Open to students, faculty, staff and community members age 13 and up!

    No credit. Attend one or all classes!

    Mondays 5:00 to 6:30 PM

    Middlebury College

    Open to the Public
  • Black and white image of two dancers

    Movement Matters series welcomes: Dance Tramp’s TERRESTRIALS: life on the ground

    This dance performance event features three original works by UVM Professor Paul Besaw, in collaboration with an amazing team of musicians and dancers: Julian Barnett, Clare Byrne, Julie Peoples-Clark, Hye-Won Hwang, Matt LaRocca, D. Thomas Toner, Avi Waring, and Willow Wonder.

    The works: To the Earth, The Un-Earthers, and Groundlings fit loosely together in an exploration of the macro and the micro of life on Earth – the beauty and wonder of the planet, the trials and obstacles of so many of its people, and individual day-to-day challenges and triumphs.

    Mahaney Arts Center Dance Theatre

    Free
    Open to the Public

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

  • Claire Grace Public Lecture

    photo:Judy Chicago, Purple Atmosphere, Santa Barbara California, 1969

    Air and Danger circa 1970: Judy Chicago’s Southern California Atmospheres

    Mahaney Arts Center 125

    Open to the Public

Thursday, March 28, 2024

  • Visual Intelligence with Amy Herman - Workshop

    A workshop with Amy Herman, founder of “The Art of Perception” and author of “Visual Intelligence” and “Fixed.” Herman is a lawyer and art historian who uses works of art to sharpen observation, analysis, and communication skills. By showing people how to look closely at painting, sculpture, and photography, she helps them hone their visual intelligence to recognize the most pertinent and useful information as well as recognize biases that impede decision making.

    McCardell Bicentennial Hall 430

  • Visual Intelligence with Amy Herman - Lecture

    A lecture by Amy Herman, founder of “The Art of Perception” and author of “Visual Intelligence.” Amy Herman is a lawyer and art historian who uses works of art to sharpen observation, analysis, and communication skills. By showing people how to look closely at painting, sculpture, and photography, she helps them hone their visual intelligence to recognize the most pertinent and useful information as well as recognize biases that impede decision making. During her talk at Middlebury, Herman will discuss her compelling research and practice. 

    McCardell Bicentennial Hall 216

  • NER Out Louder

    Fresh poetry, prose, and the voices of Middlebury College students come together in this warm and inviting event. Students from Oratory Now read selections from the New England Review in a live performance, lending their voices to the work on the page and bringing it to life for an audience of students, faculty, and community members. This year, the event also features students reading their own poetry and prose from a variety of student-edited journals, interspersed with the NER readings. Everyone is invited to a s’more-themed reception in the lobby after the show.

    Mahaney Arts Center Dance Theatre

    Free
    Open to the Public

Friday, March 29, 2024

  • The composer sitting at a piano

    Pre-Concert Lecture: Sophie Shao and Friends

    Meet the composer! Learn more about the work “Spiral Galaxy” in a free pre-concert lecture by composer David Ludwig, Dean and Director of Music at the Juilliard School.

    Mahaney Arts Center 125

    Free
    Open to the Public
  • The artist playing the cello

    Sophie Shao and Friends

    Applauded by the New York Times for her “eloquent, powerful” interpretations, cellist Sophie Shao has a gift for assembling impromptu chamber ensembles that are brimming with passion and talent. If you’ve never heard her play before, or if you’re a veteran of her concerts, you’ll realize why no season is complete without one of her marvelous performances! The concert program will include Messiaen’s Quartet for The End of Time, and Vermont composer David Ludwig’s Spiral Galaxy.

    Mahaney Arts Center, Olin C. Robison Concert Hall

    Tickets: $25/20/15/10/5
    Open to the Public

Monday, April 1, 2024

  • West African Dance and Drum Class

    A rich taste of African culture that provides amazing, vigorous, high energy, and powerful movement. Let the beat of the drum move your body. Participants will learn songs, rhythms, dances, and culture as we embark on a journey of dances from the African diaspora.
    Class is accompanied by live musicians to help participants understand the communication between the music and the dance.

    Open to students, faculty, staff and community members age 13 and up!

    No credit. Attend one or all classes!

    Mondays 5:00 to 6:30 PM

    Middlebury College

    Open to the Public