Premiere June 20, 2015, Dance Place New Releases Choreographers Showcase
Created by Maree ReMalia in collaboration with the performers
Performers Hyun David, Candace Scarborough, Morgan Wallace
Sound David Bernabo
Costumes Maree ReMalia with the performers
Lighting Design David Dawson, Ben Levine
Stage Manager Kirsten Jerue
Photography Jonathan Hsu
Videography Paul Jackson
CMD No. 1 began with our sharing of what currently interests us in performance works. Our material was generated through conversation, textural explorations, ways of seeing, and verbal prompts and impulse response. Together, we created an unfolding journey filled with off-kilter virtuosity, animalistic tendencies, and meditative moments. Meet the performers in a realm existing in between.
* This project was supported by in-kind donation of rehearsal space from Dance Place, Dance Loft on 14, and Morton Street Dance Center and First Friday in-process showing at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
In development, we played with an adapted version of Bebe Miller’s teaching of ‘catching’ or moving within the quality of another person and using this sharing of movement as a jumping off point for developing material. After creating our own phrase material, we taught it to each other and each individual adapted the phrase material in mash-up style. I would offer sensory or textural improvisational prompts and allow the dancers to follow this information; I facilitated a version of moving while using Pauline Koner’s Area Focus, where the dancers play with a range of seeing close to the body and far from the body, then layering clear or fuzzy focus and allowing this to affect the movement material.
In the news during our process:
Baltimore Enlists National Guard and a Curfew to Fight Riots and Looting
by Sheryl Gay Stolberg, NY Times
*Special thank Dance Loft on 14 & Morton Street Dance Center for in-kind donation of rehearsal space.