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Visiting dancer talks art and activism

Contemporary dancer and choreographer Miguel Gutierrez addresses an audience in the Livak Ballroom, Sept. 18. During his talk, Gutierrez discussed his recent essay, “Does Abstraction Belong to White People?”

Sarah Robinson, Culture Editor

September 24, 2019

The class chanted in unison as the instructor took it all in: “Self-consciousness is the illusion that this is only happening to me.” Contemporary dancer and choreographer Miguel Gutierrez came to UVM Sept. 18 as a visiting performer. The artist was there to speak to a class and to give a talk about his essay, “Does Abstraction Belong to White Peopl...

New programs become available across diciplines

Members of UVM's board of trustees gather Feb. 2 in the Livak Ballroom in the Davis Center to discuss relevant issues at the University. The board decided in fall 2019 two new majors, one new minor and three certificate programs will be added in various colleges.

Zoe Schemm and Zoe Stern

February 7, 2019

Starting next fall, two new majors, one new minor and three certificate programs will be offered in various colleges after UVM’s board of trustees approved their creation. These programs include a Bachelor of Arts in dance, a Bachelor of Science in anthropology and a minor in reporting and docume...

Dancers inspire audience

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018

As three women danced on stage at the Redstone Recital Hall, the audience could hear their breath and they made intense eye contact with those watching the performance. The UVM department of music and dance collaborated with the Vermont Dance Alliance to present the Vermont Dance Sampler Sept. 8. ...

Q&A: Four student artists talk creativity on campus

Q&A: Four student artists talk creativity on campus

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018

Student artists can be found all over campus. Culture writer Sarah Robinson sat down with a few to talk about their work and get their take on the arts at UVM. First years Riya Padukone and Keerthi Onkaram are dancers from New Hampshire. They grew up together and are roomates. Onkaram specializes in classica...

Rallython funds hospital

Lily Merriam, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

Particpants in an all-night fundraiser danced from 4 p.m. March 3 to 4 a.m. March 4 to mimic a nurse’s 12-hour shift. Rallython, Miracle Network Dance Marathon’s year-long fundraising culmination event, raised money for the UVM Children’s Hospital and the local Miracle Network Children’s H...

Dancers revive community tradition

The Mad Robin Callers Collective, a group that meets to work on calling contra dances, gather at the Rose Street Co-op, a living and community space for artists in Burlington’s Old North End, to begin an afternoon of contra dancing.

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018

The sound of a fiddle and a country band blasted over an amp as people twirled and spun in their socks, laughing and talking over music. As snow fell on a Sunday evening in late February, six members of the Mad Robin Callers Collective gathered in the Rose Street Co-op, a living and community space for ar...

Upcoming dance recital to be choreographed by students

Senior Garrett A Chisholm practices for the UVM Orchesis Fall Showcase Oct. 27. The showcase will take place Dec. 2 and will have 12 new dances.

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017

According to Merriam Webster, the word orchesis is defined as “the art of dancing in the Greek chorus.” Here at UVM, Orchesis is simply a group of people who love to dance. The Orchesis Dance Company is putting on their annual Fall Showcase Saturday, Dec. 2. The company’s vice president,...

Ballet takes a crack at a classic

<strong> (Front to Back) Vermont Ballet Theater School dancers Allie Zouck, Katherine Lawton and Amy Katz rehearse for the troupe’s performance of “The Nutcracker.”  </strong>

Jensen Wainwright

December 9, 2015

‘The Nutcracker” will once again bring the world of classical ballet to Burlington. The production, dubbed “Vermont’s Own Nutcracker,” will run Dec. 19 and 20 at the Flynn Center, where it has been held for the past seven years. The ballet, which will be performed by dancer...

Burlesque tour breezes into Vermont

Izzy Schechter

October 6, 2015

When most people think “burlesque,” the word “geeky” usually does not come to mind. However, the world’s geekiest burlesque yet, will take over Higher Ground Oct. 16. The show is performed by SuicideGirls, a community of “alternatively beautiful” women that exists both online and performs...

Dancing through the night for a cause

Dancing through the night for a cause

Heather Rankine

March 10, 2015

Students danced into the night Feb. 20 as part of the annual Rallython event. After a year-long fundraiser, UVM greek life partnered with the Children’s Miracle Network to host the 12- hour dance marathon. The event took place from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. in the Maple Ballroom in the Davis Center. “To...

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