Evolution dancers drop their masks

Evolution dancers drop their masks

By EDYTH MOLDOW

November 7, 2019

In their first show of the year title "The Mask Has Fallen," Evolution impressed and energized the crowd, celebrating authenticity with student-choreographed urban dances.

Open Space Brings Improv to Dance

Open Space Brings Improv to Dance

By Yvette Shi, Arts & Sciences Editor

September 29, 2016

As committed, busy college students, it may be difficult to recall the last time we spent a complete two hours with other people in complete silence. Yet on Saturday, Sept. 24, participants of “Open Space: An Improvisational Laboratory,” held in the Dance Theatre, did exactly that through a practic...

Drop-In Dance Performances Entice Passersby

Drop-In Dance Performances Entice Passersby

By Elizabeth Zhou

April 21, 2016

During your daily trek to classes, the library, or your favorite dining hall last week, you may have encountered an unusual sight – people making interpretive movements while donning headphones and walking around a public space. If you stayed for long enough, you might have noticed that the ordeal...

Colors Shine in Environmental Dance

By Will Simpson

October 14, 2015

A rainbow of cloth ribbons dotted the trees around Mead Chapel this past Thursday, Oct. 8. A group of students and faculty paced around very slowly, trancelike, intertwining the ribbons and wrapping them around the trees. Passersby could not help but stop and stare at this mesmerizing first performance...

Dance Spotlight: Faculty Concert

By Mandy Kimm

February 25, 2015

What exactly do professors do when they teach? Are they communicating some aspect of their experience — sharing some of their knowledge or perspective with students? Or are they laying bare their personal investigative process and human experience for all to see? The dance department this week presents...

Dance Spotlight: Movement Matters

Dance Spotlight: Movement Matters

By Mandy Kimm

January 14, 2015

I look around me and so much of what I see is divided into separate categories like academic and extracurricular, useful and useless, justice and injustice, natural and artificial, rational and irrational, mind and body. These kinds of binaries can be useful as a way of understanding what is or is not,...

Dance Spotlight: Fall Dance Concert

Dance Spotlight: Fall Dance Concert

By Laura Xiao

December 3, 2014

The 2014 Fall Dance Concert on Friday, Nov. 21 in the Kevin P. Mahaney ’84 Center for the Arts Dance Theatre was well worth an hour of my Friday night. Featuring works by senior dance majors Doug LeCours ’15, Afi Yellow-Duke ’15, Stevie Durocher ’15.5, Sarae Snyder ’15 and Artist-in-Residence...

Dance Spotlight: Behind-the-Scenes of Flicker

By Mandy Kimm

November 12, 2014

A space for art of all kinds, from spoken word to sculpture to radio pieces to dance, Flicker is the student-created-and- produced showcase for artistic expression, established and directed by Aoife Duna ’16.5. The first showcase of the year took place on Friday, Nov. 7 in the Middlebury College Dance...

Hardwig Explores Masculinity

Hardwig Explores Masculinity

By Mandy Kimm

October 22, 2014

In the intimate setting of the Middlebury College Dance Theatre, artist-in-residence Scotty Hardwig and guest performer Keanu Forrest Brady, accompanied by media operator Michael Ryba, explored masculinity in the digital frame. The six works presented, including two short film installations, came...

Collaboration Brings Dynamic Dance

Collaboration Brings Dynamic Dance

By Mandy Kimm

September 24, 2014

On Sept. 18 at the Kevin P. Mahaney ’84 Center for the Arts Dance Theatre, artists brought together by connections to North Carolina and Vermont presented NC Dances VT, an evening of dance works by The Van Dyke Dance Group, the University of Vermont’s Coordinator of Dance Paul Besaw and Assistant...

Faculty Members Dance Into Spotlight

Faculty Members Dance Into Spotlight

By Mandy Kimm

September 17, 2014

The fall semester is a time of transition for Middlebury’s Dance Program, as three new faculty members begin to make their mark in the wake of the retirement of longtime Professor of Dance Penny Campbell and the imminent retirement of Professor of Dance Andrea Olsen, who is on sabbatical leave this...

Senior Dancers Look Inside for Thesis

By Mandy Kimm

May 7, 2014

This past weekend four seniors shared their senior thesis dance works with the College community in their concert “Reconstructed Notions”. Dance majors Hai Do ’14, Rachel Nuñez ’14, Cameron McKinney ’14 and Jill Moshman ’14 choreographed and performed deeply personal explorations that gave...

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