Category Archives: Dance

Dance Company of Middlebury


If you’ve never been to a Middlebury Dance Company performance, you’re seriously missing out. Fortunately, tonight we’ve got an opportunity to see the Dance Company in action at their J-term performance “i”. Doug LeCours ’15 of the Company writes in to explain the event:

The Dance Company of Middlebury will present their new work entitled “i” on Friday, January 23 and Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Mahaney Center for the Arts. The dance piece will explore themes of identity and social representation through a multidisciplinary lens of futurism and ritual. After the premiere performances in Vermont, the work will tour to the Ailey Citigroup Theatre in New York City on Saturday, January 31.

The evening will feature the works of Visiting Assistant Professor and artistic director of the 2014–2015 Dance Company of Middlebury (DCM) Trebien Pollard, fellow faculty members Scotty Hardwig, Tzveta Kassabova and guest artist, Danielle Russo. This year’s company includes dancers Aoife Duna ’16.5, Vladimir Kremenovic ’17, Doug LeCours ’15, Annie Powers ’15, Sarae Snyder ’15, Najwa Stanford ’16, and Laura Xiao ’17 – See more here.

Date: Tonight, 1/23
Time: 8-10pm
Place: CFA Dance Theatre
Cost: Tickets are $6 for students, available here

middbeat’s Montreal Travel Guide


So it’s Thursday, you’ve made it through another excruciating week of J-term, and you’re looking forward to an even longer bigger night of partying followed by even more sleep. That is, unless you chose a class that meets on Friday, in which case the joke is on you. You don’t want to do your same old thursday-night-that-feels-like-friday-night thing. What if I told you, not a three hours drive away, was one of the best cities in North America? Montreal is the go-to destination for students in the northeast over the age of 18. Its great food, vibrant past, and forward thinking alcohol laws hold great appeal – and with our help you can turn a weekend otherwise spent in Atwater into a culture-filled vacation north of the border!

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Tonight: Myra Flynn Live Music at 51 Main

It can feel pretty weird when you actually don’t have homework to do on a Wednesday night. But if you do have time to burn, or if you’re just into good music, you should check out singer/song-writer Myra Flynn tonight at 51 Main (restaurant in town). The event is described as follows, and open to everyone!:

Singer/songwriter Myra Flynn spends her career embracing dichotomy. Half Irish and half African American, her original indie/soul/folk songs blend soulful vocals with a lyrical delivery that doesn’t let one get too comfortable. As the New England Deli Magazine puts it, “her vocal influences have as much in common with Ani Difranco and Shawn Colvin as they do with Rihanna and Jill Scott.”

Date: Tonight, 1/7
Time: 6-8pm
Place: 51 Main at the Bridge
Cost: Free!!

J-Term Musical Ragtime Tickets On Sale!


It’s J-term, and if there’s any solid way to fill your free time, it’s definitely a musical. And we’re in luck, as this J-term’s highly-anticipated student musical will be Ragtime! Clair Beltran ’16 writes in to tell us about the show:

At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing… and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, Ragtime weaves together three distinctly American tales–that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician–united by their courage, compassion, and belief in the promise of the future. Set to a glorious, Tony Award-winning score based on the classic E. L. Doctorow novel. Celebrating the tenth year of collaboration between director Douglas Anderson and musical director Carol Christensen, with the Ragtime orchestra under the direction of Maestro Emmanuel Plasson. A co-production of Town Hall Theater and the Middlebury College Department of Music.

Show times include:
Thursday, 1/24, Friday, 1/25, Saturday 1/26, and Monday, 1/28 at 8:00 PM as well as Saturday, 1/24 at 2:00 PM
All performances will be at the Town Hall Theatre (in town)

Tickets will cost $6 for Students, $10 for Fac/Staff/Alumni $16 for General Public, and are available on the Box Office site, specifically HERE. Get ‘em before they’re gone!


shitty flower imagesWe may have limited photo editing skills, but we have big hearts and the best of intentions! To fundraise for our trip over Feb break 2015, the MAlt Trip to Puerto Rico on Women’s Education will be selling flowers outside both the RIDDIM performances on Saturday. Bring cash, and support not one, but TWO awesome groups of students: the MAlt participants and your fave RIDDIM performers!

It’s for a good cause(s)!

Post Grooveyard Discussion, 5pm Coltrane Lounge:

bf_collageHankering to talk about this weekend’s concert? Wanna hear what your peers have to say about the show?  Come out to Coltrane Lounge today at 5 PM for WRMC’s post-Grooveyard open discussion.  The first discussion took place last thursday before Grooveyard and touched upon the artist and the celebrity, cultural appropriation, and the role of responsibility in making and consuming music and art. Our second talk will focus on Big Freedia and his performance this past weekend. Come share your thoughts and hear what other students and professors have to say.  Whether you were at the show or not, it should be an interesting discussion.  All are welcome!

When: Thursday Nov. 13 at 5 PM
Where: Coltrane Lounge
Cost: free yo

A Small Good Thing to Begin Weekend Run Tomorrow

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A Small, Good Thing is a piece of devised theatre (a form where the majority of the content is created by the group) using Raymond Carver’s short story as the sole text. The show will be performed this weekend on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (8PM and 10PM on Thur/Fri, and 4PM and 8PM on Sat.)

The idea was the brainchild of Tosca Giustini ‘15.5, and she, Kevin Benscheidt ’17, Eddie Danino-Beck ’15, Kathleen Gudas ‘16.5 and Melissa MacDonald ’15 have been working this semester to bring it to life. The seating capacity is very limited for each show, so if you can only make a certain time, get your tickets soon at the box office. If you haven’t been taking advantage of the breadth of theatre that has been on campus this semester, there is no better time to start than the present.  The show runs just under an hour.

TONIGHT: MCAB Spooky Social


FYI it’s Halloween, so get ready to turn upppp! There will undoubtedly be a bunch of bashes tonight, so remember to stay safe. And, if you’re lookin for something more contained than the mess that will be Atwater, be sure to hit up MCAB’s Spooky Social in Crossroads Cafe! The social will have all the Halloween treats you’d wish for: DJ Yeager will be jammin it up from 9pm – 1am, there will be a Costume Competition (judging at 8:30pm) with BIG prizes (team of 4 or more with group costumes win $300 for first prize and $150 for second prize, top two individual costumes get $25 in Grille certificates), and there will be delicious Grille snacks. P.S. there will be a taco truck outside the Bunker tonight, too (throwback to 2012).

Win money, dance it up, and get free Grille food? Not gonna complain.

Date: Tonight, October 31
Time: 8:30 pm – late
Place: Crossroads Cafe
Cost: Just some solid Halloween spirit

We Bought a Zoo! Student Music Tonight!

From Womp to Alpenglow, we’ve certainly had a semester packed with great student music. Prepare to be wowed, as Middlebury’s favorite folk septet, Iron Eyes Cody is back again, bring us live music. This time they will be joined by bands Mount Philo, Newt Gingrich and the GOP Allstars, & Drums on Fire.  The theme of the show Halloween; costumes are encouraged. The show will be at 8:30 PM, tonight night in the Hepburn Zoo!

Get Stoked!!!!


What: Live Music!
Date: Thursday, 10/30
Time: 8:30 PM
Place: Hepburn Zoo
Cost: Free!

Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law

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Come check out another amazing M Gallery Exhibition featuring Sam Tolzmanm, ‘14.5

When: Saturday, October 25 from 2 to 8 PM
Where: M Gallery | The Old Stone Mill | #3 Mill Street | Middlebury, VT 05753
Cost: Free

Here is the press release from M Gallery:




M Gallery Exhibit Press Release

Possession is nine tenths of the law | Sam Tolzmann


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Possession is nine tenths of the law

Sam Tolzmann, ’14.5

Saturday, Oct. 25th


Brief Description:
Samuel Tolzmann ‘14.5’s final exhibition at Middlebury, Possession is nine tenths of the law. combines drawing and interactive performance within a specifically engineered, highly manipulated spatial environment designed to be both disruptive and immersive. It is an intensely private meditation on the essential horror of sexual embodiment. Obsessively figural and thoroughly allusive, the exhibition twists domestic and gallery routine as it attempts to express queerly fraught visions of failure: of illegible masculinities, unattainable fantasies, alien nourishments, botched exorcisms, pointless labors, ineffectual communication, and malfunctioning or altogether insufficient boundaries. The artist probes the psychological value and social contexts of punishment, performance, (pro)creation, and other repetitive actions that frequently occur in the home, ambiguously troubling the conventional power dynamics motivating identity and intimacy. His range of depicted, assumed, and imposed postures appear violently degrading, subjugating, and self-abnegating, but this reading is complicated by their deliberate intentionality, voluntary dutifulness, and willful urgency.

The M Gallery opens at 2:00 PM and at 3:00 PM SHARP Tolzmann will debut two new performances back-to-back, Power failure and Bread alone. Family members visiting for the weekend are encouraged to attend as well, however, please note that due to the adult nature of the work, no one under 18 years of age will be admitted. Light refreshments will be served.


M Gallery | The Old Stone Mill | #3 Mill Street | Middlebury, VT 05753