Circulation Project (2015)

newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival
Kelly Strayhorn Theater
Pittsburgh, PA
May 8, 2015 (premiere)

Cast members consider 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 way of co-owning choreographed movement with performers through the intentional use of derivation and iteration. These ideas and explorations offer webs of connection between cast members while valuing individual expression and interpretation. This work is an experiment with open source material and experiencing how different dancers in various locations interpret or develop materials from the original trio and the ways in which movement information might evolve based on personal histories and identities, place, and perspective.

Concept & Direction Maree ReMalia
Choreography Maree ReMalia with Jessie Laurita-Spanglet and Candace Scarborough
Performers Jessie Laurita-Spanglet, Maree ReMalia, Candace Scarborough
Lighting Design Melanie Paglia 
Photo Documentation Mark Simpson Photography
Video Documentation Louis Cappa
WIP Teaser Maree ReMalia

This project was supported by Dance Exchange Local Artist in Residence Series and Kelly Strayhorn Theater newMoves Festival. Versions of this work were also performed at DX In the Works and Spring Salon in Maryland.

“Maree ReMalia | merrygogo presented The Circulation Project, an intellectual, yet whimsical trio where the accompaniment came from noises created by the performers.” – Jane Vranish, Pittsburgh Post Gazette