BenningtonWorks is a daylong celebration of our collective works-in-progress. This is a unique chance to visit the studios and classrooms where students and faculty have been hard at work this term—and share in their most recent projects.
Because our work is a portrait of our culture, we've invited admitted students and their families to attend. More information about the schedule for admitted students can be found on the BenningtonWorks page.
Schedule of Events
In Motion, In Progress: Dance Works
VAPA Dance Studio E-303
Students creating new works for performance this term will show and discuss their current research.
Faculty moderator: Elena Demyanenko
Literature Out Loud: New Works
VAPA Martha Hill Dance Theater
Literature students in a variety of literature classes present works-in-progress.
Faculty moderator: Camille Guthrie
What Matters? Students Develop Public Action Projects
Projects are focused on topics that range from food and security to plastic pollution, first-generation college, cyber-security, and women’s rights.
Faculty moderator: Susan Sgorbati, Director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA)
An Exploration of Latino Identity through Music
Joaquin Contreras and band Jann Moreno & Sad Juan present their work.
Faculty moderators: Jonathan Pitcher and Kitty Brazelton
11:30 am-12:45 pm
Environmental Field Research at Bennington
Meet in Dickinson Reading Room
Accompany Bennington students and faculty on a short walk to learn how we are using our campus as a learning laboratory to study regional groundwater flow and environmental issues.
Faculty Moderators: Tim Schroeder and John Hultgren
Languages in Action
Students working in a range of fields including Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish will present their original research, community outreach, study abroad, and life after Bennington.
Faculty moderator: Barbara Alfano
Advanced Work in Society, Culture, and Thought
Tishman Lecture Hall
Students in Society, Culture, and Thought present their current research-in-progress.
Faculty moderator: Mirka Prazak
Open Rehearsal–The Place We Built
VAPA Lester Martin Theater
The Place We Built, a tale of friendship, idealism, and coming of age, set against the backdrop of Hungary’s current terrifying slide into dictatorship, is written by Sarah Gancher '01 and directed by Jean Randich, with music arranged and directed by Bruce Williamson.
Faculty Moderator: Jean Randich