cynthia oliver viragoFriday, July 29

VPL IN THE WORKS

Virago-Man Dem  by Cynthia Oliver

 

 

Presented by Vermont Performance Lab
Digging into the complexities of black masculinity, Virago-Man Dem features men of differing nationalities, ages and class sensibilities, performing both their very real and imagined selves. This residency and IN THE WORKS showing are made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Vermont Arts Council, VPL's Creation Fund donors, and is part of Vermont Arts 2016, a project of the Vermont Arts Council.
WHEN: 7:30pm, Friday, July 29
WHERE: The Arts Barn at Hilltop Montessori School, 99 Stafford Farm Hill, Brattleboro, VT 05301
TICKETS: Free | No Reservations Required!

 

michael bodel workshopTuesday, August 9

WORKSHOP

Scent. Movement. Meaning.
led by choreographer Michael Bodel

 

Hosted by Vermont Performance Lab in association with Marlboro College
Vermont choreographer and VPL Seed recipient Michael Bodel invites visitors into his creative process for his latest work there are caves and attics through this experiential dance workshop open to teens and adults of all movement levels. Using custom scents as a rich source for creating movement through structured exercises, this workshop addresses historical integrations of scent in performance, as well as the science underpinning scent and emotion. Please note: the workshop utilizes original, non-allergenic fragrances.
WHEN: 7:00pm, Tuesday, August 9
WHERE: The Serkin Dance Studio, Marlboro College, 2582 South Road, Marlboro, VT 05344
TICKETS: Free | Please RSVP by emailing VPL’s Residency Manager, Katherine - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

aug13 2016showingnewSaturday, August 13

THE SEED PROGRAM
IN THE WORKS

Strange stranger  by Audrée Juteau
+ there are caves and attics by Michael Bodel

 

 

 

A Dance Residency Exchange between Vermont Performance Lab and Studio 303
Strange stranger draws on inspiration from Lewis Carroll’s tale Alice in Wonderland, and uses hypnosis techniques to explore various altered states of being. there are caves and attics is a multi-disciplinary dance rooted in a 1966 radio essay by Michel Foucault that blends movement and lip-synching with an original olfactory score. This event is part of Vermont Arts 2016, a project of the Vermont Arts Council.
WHEN: 7:00pm, Saturday, August 13
WHERE: The Arts Barn at Hilltop Montessori School, 99 Stafford Farm Hill, Brattleboro, VT 05301
TICKETS: Free | No Reservations Required!

Rams Poster

 
Monday, September 12

FILM

Rams  a film by Grímur Hákonarson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Presented by Vermont Performance Lab and Next Stage Arts Project
In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven’t spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what’s dearest to them – their sheep.
WHEN: 7:00pm on Monday, September 12
WHERE: Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill Road, Putney, VT 05346
TICKETS: $5-$10 Suggested Donation | No Reservations Required!


Doggie HamletFriday, September 16
+ Saturday, September 17

PREVIEW

Doggie Hamlet by Ann Carlson

 


Presented by Vermont Performance Lab in association with Vermont Shepherd Farm
Choreographer Ann Carlson and her collaborators of dancers, border collies, sheep, and local musicians weave instinct, mystery, and movement into the performance spectacle Doggie Hamlet. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the outdoors! In addition, due to the sensitive nature of this performance, no dogs are allowed (not even to stay in cars). Please leave your dog(s) at home and thank you in advance!
WHEN: 5:00pm on Friday, September 16 + Saturday, September 17
WHERE: Vermont Shepherd Farm, 281 Patch Farm Road, Westminster West, VT 05346
TICKETS: $15 | $10 Students | RESERVE HERE

 

A Gun ShowFriday, September 23
+ Saturday, September 24

PREVIEW

A Gun Show by So Percussion

 


Presented by Vermont Performance Lab
In the wake of the unfathomable school shootings in Newtown, CT, members of So along with collaborators theater artist Ain Gordon, and choreographer Emily Johnson, teamed up to investigate the history of American gun manufacturing and the impetus for the “right to bear arms.” A Gun Show weaves music, text, and movement to explore guns and the culture they create in this stunning new work.
WHEN: 7:00pm on Friday, September 23 + Saturday, September 24
WHERE: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
TICKETS: $15 | $10 Students | RESERVE HERE

wivesWednesday, October 19

IN THE WORKS

ACTION MOVIE by the WIVES

 


Presented by Vermont Performance Lab
The WIVES is a multi-disciplinary and shamelessly sensational three-woman performance collective visiting us from Montréal. With ACTION MOVIE, the WIVES examine the mass appeal of action movies from a feminist perspective and survey what kind of excitement can be had without the threat of violence, rape, or torture. This residency and IN THE WORKS showing are made possible with support from the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, the Québec Government Office in Boston and VPL's Creation Fund donors.
WHEN: 7:00pm on Wednesday, October 19
WHERE: Serkin Dance Studio, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT
TICKETS: FREE | No Reservations Required!


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