line danceSoul-Style Line Dance class series
with Rachael Shaw

six consecutive Tuesdays
May 9 - June 13 @  6 - 7pm

@ Broad Brook Grange
3940 Guilford Center Road, Guilford, VT

This class, being offered by VPL, is an introduction to soul-style line dancing which is a low impact, synchronized style of dance.  Students will learn a short combination that is repeated throughout the particular R & B or funk style song. Each class will stand alone, but if you are able to take all six, the classes will naturally build upon each other. You will have fun while mastering the basic moves of soul style line dance.  

$48 for the 6-week session, or $10 per class for drop-in’s. 

For More Info and to register online, click here.

 

PINA DRC LADinner + Film:
Pina
a film by Wim Wenders

Thursday
May 25 @ 7pm

@ Next Stage Arts
Putney, VT

co-hosted by VPL and Next Stage Arts

Join us for a special presentation of Wim Wenders’ visually stunning feature-length dance film featuring the unique and inspiring art of the great German choreographer, Pina Bausch.

Sharon Lehner, Director of Archives, Brooklyn Academy of Music +  Archives Advisor to Pina Bausch Foundation will introduce the film and lead a post-screening discussion with the audience.

$23 for Dinner + Film ticket:
Including dinner at The Gleanery @ 5:30pm, followed by the film screening at Next Stage.
- Limited number of seats -
Reserve now by calling  802-387-3052

There's a $5 - $10 suggested donation at the door for those who only want to attend the screening.

Virago man demPREVIEW:
Virago-Man Dem
Choreographed by Cynthia Oliver

Friday + Saturday
June 2 + 3 @ 7pm

@ New England Youth Theatre 
Brattleboro, VT

Tickets Available Here

presented by VPL

 

Virago Man-Dem navigates the complexities of black masculinities through movement, spoken text and visual design. Virago-Man Dem is a nuanced study of masculinity in Afro-Caribbean and African American communities. The work is based on the lives of its performers: Duane Cyrus, Jonathan Gonzalez, and Niall Noel Jones, and moves from their specific experiences to broader cultural experiences and is amplified by the visual designs and projections by Afro-futurist John Jennings.

Made possible with support from:
National Endowment for the Arts

and VPL's Community Engagement Circle Supporters:
Applewood Studios, Brattleboro Retreat, and Silver Forest.

Ain Gordon Radicals IMG 9318Radicals in Miniature
Ain Gordon with Josh Quillen

Thursday + Friday
June 15 + 16 @ 7pm

@ Next Stage Arts
Putney, VT

Tickets Available Here

presented by VPL

As part of the Southern Vermont Pride weekend VPL will present Radicals in Miniature. This new work, incubated at VPL, pairs a gay and straight man of different generations to conjure many of the forgotten players who shaped urban creativity in the 70s and 80s but were lost to AIDS or faded from the cultural record.  More here...

Come early and check out Green Mountain Crossroads’ Andrew’s Inn Oral History Project. 

Learn about and celebrate the history of Andrew's Inn, an LGBT disco and community space that was in Bellows Falls, VT during the 1970s and 80s.  Experience stories of those who were there in their own words via printed and audio selections from 30+ hours of interviews conducted in 2015 and '16 as well as present-day portraits by photographer Evie Lovett.

 

Special opening night reception on June 15th from 6-7pm.

 

Made possible with support from:
National Endowment for the Arts

And with support from VPL's Community Engagement Circle:
Silver Forest and Windham Growers.

AndrewsInnAndrew's Inn Dance Party
Co-organized by Green Mountain Crossroads, Rockingham Arts & Museum Project + VPL as part of Southern Vermont’s Pride celebration

Saturday
June 17 @ 9pm

@ Popolo Restaurant
Downtown Bellows Falls, VT

Tickets go on sale May 1st!

Shake it all off with VPL, Green Mountain Crossroads and Rockingham Arts and Museum Project as we celebrate Southern Vermont Pride! Tickets: $15 in advance and $17 at the door ages 21+ capacity limited to 125—first come, first grooved! 

hanna satterleeVPL's 2017 OPEN LAB

Saturday + Sunday 
July 15 + 16 @ 3pm

Saturday will feature work by:
Sara Smith + Candlice Salyers 
Greta Grineviciute + Agniete Lisičkinaitė

Sunday will feature work by:
Ellen Furey + Malik Nashad Sharpe
Hanna Satterlee, Delaney McDonough + Caitlin Scholl

@ the Art Barn at Hilltop Montessori
Brattleboro, VT

VPL’s 2017 Open Lab moves to Brattleboro to coincide with the Southern Vermont Dance Festival!

This year will feature emerging artists from Vermont, Western MA, Lithuania and Quebec. VPL is planning two festive afternoons that will include workshops, showings, local food and opportunities to meet and talk with the artists. 

 
 
Made possible with support from:
National Endowment for the Arts and Vermont Community Foundation

And with support from VPL's Community Engagement Circle Supporters:  
A.L. Tyler, Rockingham Arts and Museum ProjectSilver Forest, and Wayne Corse Excavating.

Everett CompanyFREEDOM PROJECT
The Everett Company

Friday + Saturday
September 15 + 16 @ 7pm

@ the New England Youth Theatre
Brattleboro, VT

presented by VPL

The Providence-based Everett Company has been devising multidisciplinary theater works that are developed through a research-driven multi-year process that examines questions of urgent interest to the ensemble and to society. The FREEDOM PROJECT is the Everett Company’s newest dance-theater work that interweaves personal stories, evocative imagery, and athletic choreography in an examination of mass incarceration in America.  More here...

Made possible with support from:
New England Foundation for the Arts Expeditions grant program

and VPL’s Community Engagement Circle Supporters:
Silver Forest and Youth Services

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THANK YOU TO THIS YEAR'S COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT CIRCLE SUPPORTERS:

A.L. Tyler and Sons
Applewoods Studio
Altiplano
Brattleboro Retreat
Chroma Technology
Corse Excavating LLC
David Ross Builder
Don McLean
Farnum Insulators
Meg McCarthy Design
Rockingham Arts and Museum Project
Silver Forest
Vermont Country Deli
Windham Growers
Youth Services

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