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At the start of Fall term, Bennington College students celebrated with Student Works, an annual showcase of projects done across disciplines—from poetry and play readings, to musical performances, genetics research, oral histories, and more.

Activist Sophie Nevin '18 helped organize the town of Bennington's first annual Pride celebration.

Faculty member Sue Rees served as the technical director for the four-city tour of Karnatic Kattaikkuttu.

Technical Instructor of Lighting and Dance Production Mark O’Maley is the instigator and designer for the art installation A Thing is Determined by its Nature, a collaboration with WCU Theater & Dance Associate Professor Liz Staruch in the Knauer Gallery at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Miguel Gutierrez’s latest dance piece, which features a cast of Latin American heritage, "melds the formal and the personal, the tactile and the untamed," writes Gia Kourlas in The New York Times.

Choreographer, performer, writer, educator, and alumna Liz Lerman will address the class of 2018 at Bennington College’s 83rd commencement dinner on Friday, June 1, at 7:00 pm on Commons Lawn. The event will be livestreamed.

How can food capture what makes a community distinctive? As a graduating senior studying Visual Arts, Public Action, and Dance, Isabella Poulos ’18 has devoted her time at Bennington to studying the intersection of food, art, and community.

Once an S.E.C. regulator, now thriving as a lawyer for whistle-blowers, Jordan Thomas '92 has built one of the top legal practices in the country defending those who expose corporate wrongdoing. 

Dana Reitz’s Latitude was performed on February 8-10, 2018 at New York Live Arts as part of LUMBERYARD in the City.

Dance Spirit interviewed Director of Field Work Term and Career Development Faith McClellan about the role that college counselors can play in advancing a student's dance career. 

The world premiere of echo/archive, a collaboration faculty members Elena Demyanenko, choreographer, and Erika Mijlin, filmmaker, will take place at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) on Friday, March 2, and 8:00 pm.

The New York Times dance section featured a review of Séancers, the latest performance work by Jaamil Olawale Kosoko '05. 

Contemporary Performance included DD Dorvillier '89 in its list of "10 choreographers you should know."

Dancer and filmmaker Pooh Kaye MFA '04 had a series of short films featured on Contemporary Art Daily

The National Endowment for the Arts has honored the Kathryn Posin Dance Company (lead by Posin '65) with a $10,000 Art Works award. 

The American Dance Festival this summer celebrates its 40th year of bringing global modern dance to Durham, North Carolina. But the roots of the festival, and of modern dance itself, will always be be tied to Bennington. 

The third floor of Commons was the crossroads of intellectual and cultural life of the 20th century: where Helen Frankenthaler '49 and Paul Feeley painted, where Martha Graham danced, where Bob Dylan sang, and where Gunnar Schonbeck made his instruments. Now, it fully reopens for the first time since the 80's and the last time before a complete renovation of the building for a visual and performative arts show. 

Dancer and choreographer Melinda Ring MFA '01 has been awarded a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship.

Liz Lerman '69 is the 2017 winner of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Award and was also honored with an American Dance Festival's Distinguished Teaching Award. 

Visiting faculty member Souleymane Badolo received a 2016 Bessie Award yesterday for Outstanding Production for his piece Yimbégré. 

Antony Shipman ‘17 and faculty member in philosophy Karen Gover will present a panel at the symposium “Engagement: Philosophy and Dance” at Texas State University in San Marcos on September 8-10. 

I am interested in the way that we use multiple identities everyday and how that influences our movement choices and the way that we present ourselves. —Chloë Engel '17

Choreography by Amalia Wiatr-Lewis '16
Performance by Amalia Wiatr-Lewis '16 and Samuel Wentz MFA '16

An interview with Chloë Engel '17

Choreography by Emma Villavecchia
Performance by Emma Villavecchia and Ben Broderick Phillips

A trailer for the Three Planes Collective

Choreographer Hope Clark ’87 will serve on the 2016-17 Tony Awards nominating committee. 

Melinda Buckwalter MFAD '02 was awarded a Fulbright as part of their Student Program. The scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate "rigor in scholarly enquiry and academic or professional excellence." Through Fulbright, she will be pursuing a Master's Degree in Dance Anthropology from the University of Roehampton in London.

Brooks Ashmanskas ’91stars in the adaptation of the 1921 hit musical and 2016New York Times critics’ pick, “Shuffle Along,” which also stars six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald. Ben Brantley singles out Ashmanskas’ performance in his New York Times review.

Dance faculty member Elena Demyanenko performed her latest work, "Blue Room," as a part of the ‪#‎DigitalDanceFestival‬ at New York Live Arts on February 25 and 28. Music faculty member Nick Brooke is the composer, and MFA fellow Dai Jian also collaborated on the piece.