slants revisited/take away the mountain

Premiere: May 11, 2013 Hear/Now Series, Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Pitsburgh
Created by: Maree ReMalia in collaboration with David Bernabo
Performers: David Bernabo and Maree ReMalia
Length: 20 minutes
Text: David Bernabo
Photo credit for Hear/Now Series: Garret Jones
Photo credit for Current Sessions: Bill Hebert and Corey Melton
Videography: David Bernabo and Maree ReMalia

Re-worked version: August 25 & 27, 2013, the Current Sessions, Volume III, Issue II, The Wild Project, New York
Created by: Maree ReMalia in collaboration with David Bernabo
Performers: David Bernabo and Maree ReMalia
Length: 9 minutes
Lighting Design: Mike Inwood
Photo Credits: Corey Melton and Bill Hebert
Videography: Corey Melton
Video Editing: David Bernabo and Maree ReMalia

Starting Point

slants began as an examination and expression of Hyun’s and my Korean/Korean-American cultural backgrounds and a continuation of our physical research through the Gaga movement language. In 2011-2012, we completed the first official Gaga Teacher Training program in Tel Aviv, Israel. During the program, we discussed the creation of a duet that could also be performed as independent solos. We wanted the piece to reflect our individual dance histories in traditional Korean dance, classical ballet, contemporary dance and our common experience of Gaga. Initial themes ranged from Korean han to our comedic banter to our experience of being identified as Asian and our own associations with this definition, to our love for Korean cuisine and bacon.

Description

slants revisited/take away the mountain examines the range of the collaborators movement identities and exchange through sound. The other-worldly intersects the everyday through unexpected bursts and hyper-sensory stillness. It is the 3rd piece in the slants series, which aims to explore endless iterations of movement with varying casts and draws from the original slants created with Korean artist, Hyunjung Lee.

press

Pittsburgh Cross Currents
DIY Dancer

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support

slants revisited/take away the mountain was supported in part by Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Emergency Grant, The Alloy Studios/Kelly Strayhorn Theater, New Hazlett Theater, PearlArts Studios.
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