Vermont Arts & Entertainment

Vermont Arts & Entertainment

Vermont Arts & Entertainment

Multimedia Dance Event

On Sunday, November 13, at 4 p.m., Stone Valley Arts will host ‘DANCEmedia MIX,’ an afternoon of spirituous and eclectic contemporary dance at West Rutland Town Hall in West Rutland. The concert will showcase new dance works created and performed by select young Vermont-based choreographers, including Zoe Marr Hilliard, Molly Winslow Hanson, Sarah Attig, Erika Schmidt and guest Amia Cervantes, who will present ‘US and Them,’ a live multimedia dance documentary utilizing complex dance movement, storytelling and projected text and images to portray the separation of family by undocumented immigration and the flawed US immigration system. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at or at the door. Proceeds will go towards the Stone Valley Arts capital campaign.

Dorset Players to Offer Character Development Workshop

The Dorset Players will be hosting a workshop on Character Development, Sunday, November 13, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Playhouse on Cheney Road in Dorset. The workshop is for anyone with an interest in acting, and will explore the different aspects of the word ‘character.’ A cast of characters is the company of actors performing a play;character also describes the qualities that make up an individual’s personality and patterns of behavior. Learn how to develop character, what it is that distinguishes one from another, and explore the many questions an actor must ask (and answer) when portraying a role. The workshop will be taught by Sheila Childs, known locally and nationally for her consummate theatrics as director, performer, voice coach, theatre design and more. The cost of the workshop is $40 for the general public and $30 for members of the Dorset Players. Lunch will be provided. Class size is limited. To register, call the Dorset Players’ office at 802-867-5570, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or email [email protected]

Classical Music Series at The Paramount to Continue

The Paramount Theatre will present its ninth annual ‘Passages at the Paramount’ series at 3 p.m. on Sundays. The series will open on Sunday, November 13, with the Zorá String Quartet, featuring violinists Dechopol Kowintaweewat and Seula Lee, violist Pablo Muñoz Salido, and cellist Zizai Ning. They’ve won the Grand Prize and Gold Medal at the 2015 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition; the 2015 Coleman National Chamber Music Competition in California, and the Sander Buchman Award at the 2015 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. During the 2016/2017 season, the Zorá gives its New York and Washington, DC, recital debuts in the Young Concert Artists Series and performs concerts at numerous venues around the US. The Passages Series continues on January 8, 2017 with Narek Arutlyunian, clarinetist, and Yun-Chin Zhou, pianist, followed on March 12 by Dasol Kim, and on April 23, violinist Stephen Waarts. More information is available at 802-775-0570 or The Paramount Theatre is located at 30 Center Street in downtown Rutland.

Chaffee Art Center to Host Standard Flower Show

The Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, is hosting the Rutland Garden Club’s ‘Inspiration: A Standard Flower Show’ on Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13.  Floral artisans and enthusiasts will compete in nine floral display classes, horticulture and educational displays. The Chaffee’s current exhibit, ‘Surface Expressions,’ will be the backdrop, and the gallery will be open for special weekend hours to accommodate public viewing: Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Floral designs have a theme, and are grouped in three sections. Participants will also bring in samples of herbs, perennials, evergreens, container plants, cacti and succulents, and cucurbits to be judged.  Educational displays will provide the audience insights on issues and solutions facing horticulture. The show will be judged by eight National Garden Club accredited judges and two student judges. Awards will be given for best in each class and best in each section.

‘Surface Expressions’ opens Wednesday, November 9, and will remain on display until Friday, December 9. The exhibit features the current work of members of the Vermont chapter of the international Surface Design Association. Surface design is any process that gives structure, pattern or color to fiber and mixed materials: felting, spinning, paper making, weaving, knotting, netting, looping, stitching, cutting, piecing, dyeing, painting, printing and embellishing. A reception will be held on Friday, November 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, December 3, exhibiting artist Eve Jacobs-Carnahan will speak at 1 p.m. which will guide guests through the exhibit. For information, call 802-775-0356 or visit