BIO
Maree ReMalia is a director, choreographer, performer, teaching artist, and certified Gaga instructor. An adoptee born in South Korea and raised in Ohio, movement has supported her in an ongoing process of self-discovery, expression, and liberation. In her work as a dance artist she integrates practices from across disciplines and invites others into these unfolding processes with a focus on care and connection. Her collaborative performance projects have been presented at venues such as BAAD! Bronx Academy of Art and Dance, Cleveland Public Theatre, Dance Place, Gibney DoublePlus Festival, Kelly Strayhorn Theater, La MaMa Experimental Theater Club, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Movement Research at the Judson Church, New Hazlett Theater, and Daegu International Dance Festival. She has had the pleasure of performing in the work of David Bernabo, Gabriel Forestieri, Bebe Miller, Betsy Miller, Michael J. Morris, slowdanger, Blaine Siegel and Jil Stifel, Christopher Williams, Lida Winfield, and Noa Zuk; she was previously a company member with MegLouise Dance, MorrisonDance, and STAYCEE PEARL dance project. Since earning her MFA at The Ohio State University, she was selected as the Andrew W. Mellon Interdisciplinary Choreographer for Middlebury College Movement Matters Residency and has had the privilege of working as a faculty member and guest artist with institutions and organizations such as Bates Dance Festival, Colorado Conservatory of Dance, Dreams of Hope Queer Youth Arts, Lion’s Jaw Performance + Dance Festival, Point Park University, University of Florida, and University of Wisconsin. View CV here.

ARTIST STATEMENT
I love to move, dance, feel, think, and create. 
I love to do these things in community, learning with and from other people. 
In my life, moving and dancing have been a means of expression, healing, and liberation. These practices continue to be meaningful and support my ability to persevere, access joy and pleasure, feel belonging, and consider new possibilities. I find a sense of grounding and calm and simultaneous enlivening and hope. 

My work as a dance artist is influenced by the many people, places, trainings, collaborations, art, ideas, memories, hardships, heartbreaks, and wonders I have experienced and those which I continue to encounter. When facilitating movement experiences and directing the creation of performance works, I welcome movers from across disciplines, identities, and experience levels into a patient, collaborative process. Projects begin with a question or concern. Connecting through the moving body and activating the senses are ways I invite cultivating care in understanding ourselves, each other, and the world of which we are part. We work with a sense of ritual and spontaneity that is both playful and deliberate. We shift between nuanced gestures, over the top physicalities, meditative moments, and absurd exchanges; we can laugh and cry and rage and rejoice. 

As we move and make together, we improvise through movement and sound, engage in somatic practices, interact with objects and space, pose questions, respond to writing prompts, and share stories and resources. By blurring disciplinary boundaries, we tune into what is familiar and unexpected and explore what exists in between. Vocabulary and compositions emerge from and are dependent upon the unique qualities and perspectives of the group. We have opportunities to track our own experience while we bear witness for others. Tuning into our impulse and intuition and noticing our thoughts, we encounter our edges and grow our capacity for curiosity so we can discover our fluid selves more fully and embrace the multitude of our experiences. There is space to be awkward, messy, imperfect, beautiful, wise, and creative. We are not only training our bodies for performance, but opening possibilities for how we can be together – both in our dancing and in our broader lives.