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Friday, January 24, 2020
Jan
24
2020

The Dance Company of Middlebury: Presence as Performance

The Dance Company of Middlebury: Presence as Performance

Butoh artist Meshi Chavez believes that radical engagement requires radical attentiveness. This inquiry into performativity is crucial to the inception and development of a thought-provoking project directed by Scholar in Residence Karima Borni in collaboration with Chavez, accessing embodied presence to cultivate authenticity and responsiveness. Tickets: $15 public/$12 Midd ID card holders/$8 youth/$6 Midd students; on sale January 6

1/24/20 7:30pm

Mahaney Arts Center, Dance Theater, Middlebury

Jan
24
2020

Cajun Dance with the Old Fashioned Aces!

Cajun Dance with the Old Fashioned Aces!

Start your weekend at Spice on Snow by joining the fun at the Friday evening Cajun dance with the Old Fashioned Aces!

The Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival is a four-day celebration of roots and folk music, January 23rd-26th 2020.  The festival features outstanding Cajun and Old-Time musicians from Louisiana and Southern Appalachia, together with premier touring folk musicians and regional performers. There are concerts, dances, workshops, family events, jam sessions and free performances city-wide in Montpelier, Vermont. 

There will be 40 musicians performing 30 events at 14 venues throughout downtown. With concerts, dances, workshops, jam sessions, sing-alongs, family programs, and a community dinner.

2020 Headliners include: Molsky Mountain Drifters (with Grammy Nominated fiddler Bruce Molsky), The Old Fashioned Aces (from Louisiana), the Moonshells (Old-time from W.Mass.), and Matt Downer (from TN). Other Vermont-based performers include: Young Tradition Touring Group, Chaque Fois, Kick em Jenny, Two Cents in the Till, Old Sky, Last Train to Zinkov, Mark Legrand and Turning Stile. Many of the festival events are free or low cost, please see our website for the full schedule and more info on our performers: www.summit-school.org

1/24/20 8:00pm - 10:00pm

City Hall, Montpelier

Jan
24
2020
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Jan
25
2020

The Dance Company of Middlebury: Presence as Performance

The Dance Company of Middlebury: Presence as Performance

Butoh artist Meshi Chavez believes that radical engagement requires radical attentiveness. This inquiry into performativity is crucial to the inception and development of a thought-provoking project directed by Scholar in Residence Karima Borni in collaboration with Chavez, accessing embodied presence to cultivate authenticity and responsiveness. Tickets: $15 public/$12 Midd ID card holders/$8 youth/$6 Midd students; on sale January 6

1/24/20 7:30pm - 1/25/20 11:59pm

Mahaney Arts Center, Dance Theater, Middlebury

Saturday, January 25, 2020
Jan
24
2020
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Jan
25
2020

The Dance Company of Middlebury: Presence as Performance

The Dance Company of Middlebury: Presence as Performance

Butoh artist Meshi Chavez believes that radical engagement requires radical attentiveness. This inquiry into performativity is crucial to the inception and development of a thought-provoking project directed by Scholar in Residence Karima Borni in collaboration with Chavez, accessing embodied presence to cultivate authenticity and responsiveness. Tickets: $15 public/$12 Midd ID card holders/$8 youth/$6 Midd students; on sale January 6

1/24/20 7:30pm - 1/25/20 11:59pm

Mahaney Arts Center, Dance Theater, Middlebury

Jan
25
2020

The Dance Company of Middlebury: Presence as Performance

The Dance Company of Middlebury: Presence as Performance

Butoh artist Meshi Chavez believes that radical engagement requires radical attentiveness. This inquiry into performativity is crucial to the inception and development of a thought-provoking project directed by Scholar in Residence Karima Borni in collaboration with Chavez, accessing embodied presence to cultivate authenticity and responsiveness. Tickets: $15 public/$12 Midd ID card holders/$8 youth/$6 Midd students; on sale January 6

1/25/20 7:30pm

Mahaney Arts Center, Dance Theater, Middlebury

Saturday, February 1, 2020
Feb
1
2020

Young Tradition Touring Group Concert

Young Tradition Touring Group Concert

1 February 2020 7:00 pm Highland Center for the Arts Greensboro
Presented by Young Tradition Vermont at The Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro. $20.00 suggested donation. Information at 802-533-9075 or www.highlandastsvt.org

The Young Tradition Touring Group Concert will feature traditional music and dance and will be held on February 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm at The Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro. The 25 member Young Traditions Touring Group that that will be touring Japan in April of 2020 will be featured. The concert will include artist leaders Oliver Scanlon and Romy Munkres. And special guests for the concert will be The YTV Youth Commission Ensemble and Pete Sutherland.

The Young Tradition Touring Group are teen players, singers and dancers who focus on learning and performing traditional music and dance repertoire over the course of a 9-month, early September through early May session, including an April performance tour. Group members learn from and are supported by artist leaders, visiting and guest master musicians and dancers/dance leaders, in addition to musical exchanges with master artists, young musicians and dancers while on performance tours. Touring Groups have previously traveled to Scotland, Cape Breton, England, Ireland, and New York/New Jersey. In late April 2020, the group is planning another tour in Japan.

The group is managed by Mark Sustic, founder and executive director of Young Tradition Vermont. Repertoire is ‘traditional’, and is coordinated by artist leaders Oliver Scanlon and Romy Munkres.

2/1/20 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Feb
5
2020

Che Malambo

Che Malambo

The Argentine company Che Malambo excites audiences through precise footwork and rhythmic stomping, drumming of the bombos, singing, and whirling boleadoras (lassos with stones on the end). Presenting a thrilling, percussive dance and music spectacle, the company’s work celebrates the unique South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho. This powerhouse all-male company of gauchos is directed by French choreographer and former ballet dancer Gilles Brinas.

Tickets: $25-$55

2/5/20 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe

Friday, February 14, 2020
Feb
14
2020

Sweethearts Dance with the Starline Rhythm Boys at the Little Theater in Woodstock

Sweethearts Dance with the Starline Rhythm Boys at the Little Theater in Woodstock

Sweethearts Dance with the Starline Rhythm Boys at the Little Theater in Woodstock
Friday, February 14th at 7:30pm
Join us on Valentine's Day at the Little Theater in Woodstock for a swinging good time as we dance to the tunes of the popular Starline Rhythm Boys!
Photo credit Matt Thorsen
Photo credit Matt Thorsen
Dance location:
The Little Theater, 54 River St, Woodstock, VT 05091

Considered Vermont’s premier honky-tonk & rockabilly trio, The Starline Rhythm Boys were formed in 1998 (now celebrating 20+ years together!) by 3 professional musicians with a combined experience of over 100 years in various bands (including Danny Coane with The Throbulators, Al Lemery with Badge and Billy Bratcher’s big-time one year stint in 1997 with Wayne "The Train" Hancock). The Boys are a full time, heavily booked drummer-less "Tennessee-style Trio", consisting of Danny Coane ("Little Danny C") on acoustic rhythm guitar, “Big” Al Lemery on electric lead guitar and Billy (“Slappin’ Billy B”) Bratcher on acoustic upright "slap" bass, in the style of Elvis', Cash's and Perkins' early bands. They perform vintage country, honky-tonk and rockabilly with strong instrumental work and very tight, powerful country harmony duet vocals. Their repertoire consists of many superb originals, mainly written by Bratcher, as well as great covers of both classic and obscure numbers. One of Vermont’s most popular and hardest working bands, at over 100 gigs a year just in-state, The Starline Rhythm Boys are a unique original group with outstanding, real-deal sound, style, energy, stage presence and appearance. They have appeared at almost every type of venue, as well as on radio and TV, and are both a listening and highly danceable group who appeal to a wide age range.

The Starline Rhythm Boys were signed artists to Cow Island Music, a small, independent "Americana" label, as well as Coles Meadow Music Publishing, both based in Northampton, MA from 2008 until 2018, when the recording & publishing ceased operations. Through Cow Island and their own previous self-produced label, Tin Town, the Boys have released seven recordings, three of which won “#1 Album of the Year” (2002, 2007 and 2009 respectively) on the Freeform American Roots (FAR) chart based in Austin, TX. The Starline Rhythm Boys have won Seven Days newspaper’s (Burlington, VT) 2015 and 2016 “Daysie” awards as “Best Americana Artist/Group” and then “Best Country Artist/Group” for 2017 and 2018. They were also nominated, along with 4 other groups from Texas, Colorado, Nashville & Sweden, in the “Best Honky Tonk Group” category for the 2016 Ameripolitan Music Awards, Austin, TX.

The Starline Rhythm Boys have been labeled “Vermont’s House Band” by Vermont Magazine and as Diane Scolaro, former Executive Director of the Onion River Arts Council (Montpelier, VT) and long-time music booker/promoter, said in May, 2017: “I’ve booked hundreds of bands in the past 25 years and seen many more than that. You guys are consistently the most talented, entertaining, engaging and fun band out there. It is clear that you have played together a long time and love what you do. It is always a joy to catch your show!!”.

Original, unique and “real-deal,” The Boys say, “Accept No Imitations!”

PERFORMANCE INFO
Ticket: Per person
Date/Time: Friday, February 14
7:30PM
Pricing: $20
Notes: Cash bar. Light refreshments.

2/14/20 7:30pm

The Little Theater, Woodstock

Friday, February 21, 2020
Feb
21
2020

Pilobolus

Pilobolus

KCP Presents

Combining dazzling surrealism, poetic movement, and sheer physical strength

Friday, February 21, 7:00 pm

Location:
Lyndon Institute Auditorium
168 Institute Circle
Lyndon Center, VT

Tickets: $54, $44, $34, $15. Students $15.
Ticket prices do not include any applicable fees or sales taxes.

Save 20% when you buy by January 21. Discount is automatically reflected when you choose your seats.

“It’s as if we’re being given a fleeting glimpse of the inner workings of the universe.” - Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times

“Grace meets physical agility to create movement that is as lyrical as it is astonishing.” - The Sunday Oregonian

“Pilobolus embodies a large part of what the best in contemporary dance is all about: discovery. Making something new with the same standard body parts the rest of us have.” - The Washington Post

Pilobolus—named after a barnyard fungus that propels its spores with extraordinary speed, accuracy and strength—is a dance company founded by a group of Dartmouth College students in 1971 – among them Lyndon Institute grad Moses Pendleton who later went on to his establish his company, Momix. Of note: The evening’s performance will include a signature piece from those early years, choreographed by Pendleton and his partners. It’s title – Walklyndon.

Pilobolus continually forms diverse collaborations that break down barriers between disciplines and challenge the way we think about dance. Physically and intellectually, the company engages and inspires audiences around the world through performance, education and consultation.

Pilobolus propels itself in a variety of directions to reach these goals. The original company, Pilobolus Dance Theater, has been touring its 115 pieces of repertory to more than 64 countries over the last 42 years. To date, the Pilobolus Lab has produced collaborations with Penn & Teller, the MIT Distributed Robotics Laboratory, Art Spiegelman, Maurice Sendak, OK Go, Radiolab, and many others.

2/21/20 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Lyndon Institute Auditorium 168 Institute Circle Lyndon Center, VT, Lyndon Center

Friday, March 13, 2020
Mar
13
2020

Lida Winfield Dance: IMAGINARY

Lida Winfield Dance: IMAGINARY

Mixing dance, theater, storytelling, and original music performed live, IMAGINARY is a quirky and innovative yet socially poignant work that explores perception in relationship to the imagination. The performance sifts through facts, allegations, and possibilities, bringing together the creative capacities of six amazing artists, many with Middlebury connections: Winfield, visiting assistant professor of dance; Matthew Evan Taylor, assistant professor of music; alumna Ellen Smith Ahern ’05; Joseph Hall; and former W. Mellon Interdisciplinary Choreographer Maree ReMalia. Tickets: $22 public/$16 Midd ID card holders/$10 youth/$6 Midd students.

3/13/20 7:30pm

Mahaney Arts Center, Dance Theatre, Middlebury

Mar
13
2020
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Mar
14
2020

Lida Winfield Dance: IMAGINARY

Lida Winfield Dance: IMAGINARY

Mixing dance, theater, storytelling, and original music performed live, IMAGINARY is a quirky and innovative yet socially poignant work that explores perception in relationship to the imagination. The performance sifts through facts, allegations, and possibilities, bringing together the creative capacities of six amazing artists, many with Middlebury connections: Winfield, visiting assistant professor of dance; Laurel Jenkins, assistant professor of dance; Matthew Evan Taylor, assistant professor of music; alumna Ellen Smith Ahern ’05; Joseph Hall; and former W. Mellon Interdisciplinary Choreographer Maree ReMalia.

3/13/20 7:30pm - 3/14/20 9:30pm

Mahaney Arts Center, Middlebury

Saturday, March 14, 2020
Mar
13
2020
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Mar
14
2020

Lida Winfield Dance: IMAGINARY

Lida Winfield Dance: IMAGINARY

Mixing dance, theater, storytelling, and original music performed live, IMAGINARY is a quirky and innovative yet socially poignant work that explores perception in relationship to the imagination. The performance sifts through facts, allegations, and possibilities, bringing together the creative capacities of six amazing artists, many with Middlebury connections: Winfield, visiting assistant professor of dance; Laurel Jenkins, assistant professor of dance; Matthew Evan Taylor, assistant professor of music; alumna Ellen Smith Ahern ’05; Joseph Hall; and former W. Mellon Interdisciplinary Choreographer Maree ReMalia.

3/13/20 7:30pm - 3/14/20 9:30pm

Mahaney Arts Center, Middlebury

Mar
14
2020

Lida Winfield Dance: IMAGINARY

Lida Winfield Dance: IMAGINARY

Mixing dance, theater, storytelling, and original music performed live, IMAGINARY is a quirky and innovative yet socially poignant work that explores perception in relationship to the imagination. The performance sifts through facts, allegations, and possibilities, bringing together the creative capacities of six amazing artists, many with Middlebury connections: Winfield, visiting assistant professor of dance; Matthew Evan Taylor, assistant professor of music; alumna Ellen Smith Ahern ’05; Joseph Hall; and former W. Mellon Interdisciplinary Choreographer Maree ReMalia. Tickets: $22 public/$16 Midd ID card holders/$10 youth/$6 Midd students.

3/14/20 7:30pm

Mahaney Arts Center, Dance Theatre, Middlebury

Thursday, April 16, 2020
Apr
16
2020

Faculty Dance Concert

Faculty Dance Concert

On one night only, the Dance Program offers samples of faculty choreography, featuring works by Karima Borni, Christal Brown, Tori Lawrence, Laurel Jenkins, and Lida Winfield. Winfield and Paul Besaw present the first piece created in collaboration with the UVM dance department. Tickets: $15 Public/12 Midd ID holders/8 Youth/6 Midd students; on sale March 30

4/16/20 7:30pm

Mahaney Arts Center, Dance Theatre, Middlebury