College faculty dance concert to premiere new work

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College Dance Program offers samples of faculty choreography on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., in the Dance Theatre of the Mahaney Arts Center. This year’s new works from Karima Borni, Christal Brown, Dante Brown and Lida Winfield offer a wide range of aesthetics and artistic voices, representing the breadth and depth of the College’s resident dance scholars and creators.
The evening launches with a rare improvisational performance by the faculty, inviting the viewer to witness the collaborative problem solving of composing a dance before their eyes. Also improvising with the ensemble are composer and Music Department faculty member Matthew Evans Taylor and lighting designer Jennifer Ponder.
The revelations continue with four premieres created in collaboration with students, each tailored to the unique and individual movement style of the performers. Additional lighting design is contributed by New York transplant Joe Cabrera. The evening culminates with a new duet, “Same and Different,” devised and performed by Brown and Winfield, two artists who use humor and storytelling to create an instant rapport, transporting the audience into their lived experience, and challenging the viewer to embrace their frank realness.
Tickets are $15 for the general public; $12 for Middlebury College faculty, staff, alumni, emeriti, and other ID card holders; $8 for youth; and $6 for Middlebury College students. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call (802) 443-MIDD (6433) or visit go.middlebury.edu/arts.

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