Contemporary Dance for Adults
September 26-November 14
In this exploratory 8-week series, students cultivate a sense of play through a variety of dance and theater-based improvisational structures that offer participants opportunities for making new discoveries while increasing sensation, flexibility, and stamina. Participants generate their own movement vocabulary, learn short movement sequences, and experiment with composition. All who are interested in movement are welcome – newcomers and seasoned dancers alike! No previous experience necessary. Led by Middlebury College Mellon Interdisciplinary Choreographer, Maree ReMalia.
Maree was born in South Korea and raised in Medina, OH. Currently, she is the Mellon Interdisciplinary Choreographer at Middlebury College (2015-2017). She travels frequently working as a freelance choreographer, performer, and teacher facilitating movement experiences with individuals from a broad range of backgrounds. She completed her MFA at The Ohio State University and trained in somatic and improvisational practices at Moving on Center School for Participatory Arts. In 2012, she earned her certification to teach the Gaga movement language through the first official training program in Tel Aviv, Israel. http://www.merrygogo.com
October 3-November 28
With 2 special performances on Saturday, December 2.
Performance times TBA.
Based on the success of last spring’s 2.0 experience, Lindsay Pontius and Kendra Gratton are teaming up to give participants practice in scene study, characterization and ensemble building. This year, they will dive into the thick of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol and deliver an innovative and devised adaptation of this heartwarming classic.
Some scholarships are available through the Middlebury Community Players.
Email education(at)townhalltheater.org to request a scholarship.