Guest Artist-in-Residence Maree ReMalia facilitates a master class in which participants are guided through explorations from the Gaga movement language and improvisational methods based in dance and theater. She then offers an experiential window into her latest project in development, A Letter Compiled From All Letters, in which the artists are investigating connection and communication in a digital age. The group engages in generative explorations and learns excerpts of choreography from the artistic team’s process. The approach is playful, inquisitive and nonjudgmental; all are welcome (ages 16+), and no previous experience is necessary.
Born in South Korea and raised in Ohio, Maree ReMalia is a choreographer, performer, educator and certified Gaga instructor. merrygogo is her platform for crafting contemporary dance works. Her choreography has been commissioned by the Gibney DoublePlus Festival in New York under the curation of Bebe Miller and has been presented at venues such as Dance Place in Washington, D.C.; Kelly Strayhorn Theater in Pennsylvania; La MaMa Experimental Theater Club in New York; Movement Research at the Judson Church in New York; and Daegu International Dance Festival in South Korea. Recent collaborations include Hatch Arts Collective, Rickey Laurentiis and slowdanger. She has performed in the work of Gabriel Forestieri, Bebe Miller, Michael J. Morris, Ohad Naharin, Lida Winfield and Noa Zuk.
Since earning her MFA at The Ohio State University, she has traveled frequently, working with individuals across disciplines, identities and experience levels. From 2015 to 2017, she was selected as the Andrew W. Mellon Interdisciplinary Choreographer for the Middlebury College Movement Matters Residency, and in 2018 she was invited faculty at the Bates Dance Festival and Lion’s Jaw Performance + Dance Festival.
Currently based in Pittsburgh, she is faculty at Point Park University and is premiering her collaborative, evening-length work A Letter Compiled From All Letters at New Hazlett Theater June 14-15, 2019.
Photo by Garret Jones