circulation project

May 28, 2015: Spring Salon at Dance Exchange
Created by: Maree ReMalia in collaboration with the performers
Length: 15 minutes
Performers/collaborators: Jessie Laurita-Spanglet, Maree ReMalia, Candace Scarborough
Lighting Designer: Meredith Bove, Matthew Cumbie, Jessie Laurita-Spanglet, Maree ReMalia, Candace Scarborough
Costumes: Maree ReMalia with the performers
Photo credit: Jonathan Hsu
Videography: Ben Carver

May 8, 2015: Kelly Strayhorn Theater newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival
Created by: Maree ReMalia in collaboration with the performers
Length: 15 minutes
Performers/collaborators: Jessie Laurita-Spanglet, Maree ReMalia, Candace Scarborough
Lighting Designer: Melanie Paglia
Costumes: Maree ReMalia with the performers
Photo credit: Mark Simpson Photography
Videography: Louis Cappa

March 19, 2015: Dance Exchange Local Artist in Residence Series ‘In the Works’
Created by: Maree ReMalia in collaboration with the performers
Length: 15 minutes
Performers/collaborators: Matthew Cumbie & Maree ReMalia
Lighting Designer: Meredith Bove, Matthew Cumbie, Jessie Laurita-Spanglet, Maree ReMalia, Candace Scarborough
Costumes: Maree ReMalia with the performers
Videography: Matthew Cumbie & Maree ReMalia

Starting Point

This work began as an experiment with open source material and a desire to experience how different casts in various places interpret or develop the original trio and the ways in which movement information might evolve based on personal histories and identities, place, and perspective. Performers involved in the project were invited to use the source material to create their own works with other performers in other settings; participants in the performers iterations were invited to do the same. Drawing from themes explored in the Movement Matters Residency and the performers personal interests, original cast members considered ideas related to habit, bringing what exists at the margins to the center, and reactivating neglected spaces. This experiment with collective generation and open source material is my attempt to overtly co-own choreographed movement with performers through the intentional use of derivation and iteration. These ideas and explorations offer webs of connection between each cast, yet choreographed products reflect their varied experiences.

Description

In this trio created to be experienced in the round, the performers reposition unexpectedly and are then drawn back to patterned pathways. Set to a live, self created-sound score, the dancers make rhythmic shifts with their idiosyncratic, collective movement vocabulary in a manner that is not quite nameable.

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