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JUNIOR AMANDA KEARNS fronts a group of Middlebury Union High School dance team members on Saturday during a taping of their Hip-Hop routine. Judges reviewed video recordings of Vermont teams and awarded the Tigers third place. Independent photo/Steve James
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School dance team finished third in the Hip-Hop discipline in this past Saturday’s virtual state championship competition. Teams performed in their home gymnasiums, and videos of their efforts were sent to be evaluated by a three-judge panel who met that day at Mount Mansfield. The Tigers first finished in a second-place tie in Hip-Hop with Lamoille behind winner Mount Mansfield. The Cougar team earned first-place nods from two out of the three judges, and a second-place evaluation from the third judge, thus scoring four points (1+1+2). The Tigers earned...

CHRISTAL BROWN, LEFT, and Lida Winfield, both professors of dance at Middlebury College, have collaborated to create “Same But Different,” which will premiere online this Saturday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at flynnvt.org. Photo / JHsu Media
Over the past year, we’ve seen artists — time and again — pivoting to find new and different ways to continue communicating through art. Yes, it’s awesome, but it isn’t revolutionary. “Artists are, and have been, the model for entrepreneurship and innovation,” said Middlebury College Associate Professor of Dance Christal Brown, who is prepping to launch a new dance performance with Lida Winfield (also an Associate Professor of Dance at Middlebury) this weekend. The duo will present “Same But Different” as a pre-taped show, premiering Jan. 30 and running through Feb. 6 through the Flynn’s...

LIDA WINFIELD AND her collaborators will perform the magnificently absurd and righteous dance theatre work “Imaginary” at the Mahaney Arts Center on March 13 and 14. Photo / Colin C. Boyd
MIDDLEBURY — Playfully blending elements of dance, theater, storytelling and original live music, Lida Winfield Dance brings the innovative company work “Imaginary” to the Mahaney Arts Center on March 13 and 14. The work challenges how we understand ourselves, others and the world by sifting through facts, allegations and possibilities. The production brings together the creative capacities of five accomplished artists, many with Middlebury connections: dance faculty member Lida Winfield; music professor Matthew Evan Taylor; alumna Ellen Smith Ahern ’05; Joseph Hall; and former Andrew W....
VERGENNES — The Middlebury Union High School dance team took third in the Hip Hop discipline at this past Saturday evening’s championship competition, which was staged at Vergennes Union High School. The judges placed the Tigers behind only first-place Mount Mansfield and runner-up Lamoille. All three teams qualified to attend the New England Dance Championships on Saturday, March 14, in Enfield, Conn. Mount Mansfield also won the Jazz discipline followed by Lamoille, and South Burlington. South Burlington prevailed in Pom, with Colchester second and Mount Anthony in third.

MUHS SENIOR MARTINE Limoge (front) boogies down with other varsity dance team members, Lyndsey Champine, Lili Boe and Abigail Sunderland in the hip-hop category of the Dance Trance contest at MUHS on Saturday. Independent photo/Steve James
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School dance team posted a second-place finish in Hip Hop and a third in Jazz on Saturday, when the Tigers hosted their only home competition of the season. Teams from seven schools competed in three categories. Lamoille swept Hip Hop and Jazz, and South Burlington, one of two teams to participate in Pom, won that category. Panels of three judges rate teams on 10 elements of each of their presentations: Execution of Movement, Execution of Skills, Synchronization/Uniformity, Spacing, Communication/Projection, Creativity/Musicality, Routine Staging,...
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College Department of Theatre and Dance presents the annual Fall Dance Concert on Nov. 22 and 23, at the Mahaney Arts Center. This year’s show, “Unwritten Collective,” is a compilation of five student choreographers’ original work, developed under the direction of Assistant Professor of Dance Laurel Jenkins. The evening will also include the Newcomers’ Piece choreographed and filmed by Artist in Residence of Dance Tori Lawrence.  Using improvisation, singing, narrative, touch and elaborate lighting, this collection explores the tenderness and difficulties of the...

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