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Wealth and culture in four premieres

Artistic collaborators include guest artists Trebien Pollard, Paloma McGregor, Alexandra J. Houston (DJ Phoenix), and Gabriel Grant (Nova the Camillion). Pollard, assistant professor in dance at Adelphi University, has worked with such luminary dance companies as the Martha Graham Ensemble, Pascal Rioult Dance Theater, Rebecca Stenn Co., the MET (Metropolitan Opera Ballet), Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, and Pilobolus. McGregor, originally from St. Croix, is a dancer with the Urban Bush Women, co-founder of Angela's Pulse Performance Projects, and associate artistic director of INSPIRIT dance company.

The Middlebury College students in the Company were selected by audition last September and represent a diverse cross-section of the dance community: Sonia Hsieh '11, Christian Morel '11, Hannah Pierce '13, Jessica Lee '13, James Moore '11, and Catherine Miller '11. Sarah Chapin '12 and Davis Anderson are apprentices. Junior Dance Verret, himself from New Orleans, will document the Company's work in Vermont and Louisiana by creating a photographic portfolio to be displayed in Middlebury in February.

Performances are on Friday, Jan. 21 and Saturday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. each evening in the Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre. A post-performance discussion and reception will follow the Friday evening performance.

These events are sponsored by the Middlebury College Dance Program and the Committee on the Arts. Tickets are $10, with discounts available for Middlebury College students, faculty/staff, alumni, and other ID card holders.

For information, contact the Middlebury College Box Office at (802) 443-6433 or online at http://boxoffice.middlebury.edu.

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