Faculty Dance Concert

On one night only, the Dance Program offers samples of faculty choreography, featuring works by Karima Borni, Christal Brown, Dante Brown, and Lida Winfield.

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The Middlebury College Dance Program seeks to develop the creative artist and artist/scholar through critical study and regular practice in contemporary, world dance techniques; improvisation and choreography; history, theory, and cultural studies; experiential anatomy and kinesiology; and performance. Along with classes, the Middlebury Dance Program hosts a series of master classes and workshops that are free and open to the public. Artists are brought in from all over the world to share their perspective and put into practice the notion that Movement Matters.

Participating artists

CHRISTAL BROWN (performer, choreographer, educator, activist, mother, disciple of Christ)  is the Founder of INSPIRIT, Project: BECOMING, the creator of the Liquid Strength training module for dance and the Chair of Dance and Faculty Director of MiddCORE at Middlebury College. Brown is a native of Kinston, North Carolina, where she remembers accompanying her mother to NAACP meetings and performing at Black Caucus rallies. This early exposure to social responsibility innately produced a strong desire in Brown to put her gifts to work for the good of the communities she inhabits.  Brown earned her BFA in Dance and minor in Business from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her MFA in New Media Art and technology from Long Island University. Browns professional journey has been shaped through working with and learning from icons such as Chuck Davis, Bill T. Jones, Andrea E. Woods, Liz Lerman, Blondell Cummings, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, and Bebe Miller.

Kari Wolfe is a dancer-choreographer and dance studies scholar on faculty in the Middlebury College Dance Program. Her current research involves nature studies in dance, developing somatic knowledge through interspecies communication, and creating site-specific compositions in rural and wild landscapes.

Lida is an accomplished dancer, choreographer and spoken word artist. Since 2006, she has created original solo, duet and group work; merging storytelling, dance and visual art to create captivating and poignant performances that have taken place on and off the stage. Lida has traveled nationally and internationally as a performer and educator working with diverse populations in conventional and unconventional settings. In 2011, she earned a Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College with a focus on the transformative power of the expressive arts. Lida develops and creates dances that are quirky, provocative, and physically honest. Lida challenges herself and her audiences to participate in dance as an open dialogue. Her art and her choreography are creations which tell stories, ask questions, explore limits, and celebrate beauty in what is awkward, raw, and vulnerable. She is inspired by the human capacity to cope, to imagine and to transform. Her work is informed by wilderness, socioeconomic divides, disabilities, access, the search for place or home, the magical and the quiet details of everyday life. Lida is currently teaching in the dance department at Middlebury College.

When

April 18, 2019
7:30–8:30 PM

Cost

Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale April 1.

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Published April 10, 2019