CANCELLED Gaga/people Class led by Maree ReMalia

We regret to inform you all that in compliance with recent events and actions occurring on the Middlebury College campus related to the COVID-19 outbreak, this week’s performance of IMAGINARY and the Gaga class has been CANCELLED.j

In conjunction with Lida Winfield's IMAGINARY at the Middlebury Performing Arts Series, Maree ReMalia leads a free Gaga/people workshop.

Gaga/people classes offer a framework for users to connect to their bodies and imaginations, experience physical sensations, improve their flexibility and stamina, exercise their agility and explosive power, and enjoy the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere. Gaga/people classes are open to people ages 16+, regardless of their background in dance or movement. No previous dance experience is needed. Classes last approximately one hour. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to dance barefoot or in socks. It is advisable to bring a bottle of water and a towel for use after class.

Born in South Korea and raised in Ohio, Maree ReMalia is a choreographer, performer, teaching artist, and certified Gaga instructor. She welcomes individuals across disciplines, identities, and experience levels to dance as a way to celebrate more kinds of moving bodies and a diverse range of expressions. Her collaborative performance works have been commissioned by Gibney DoublePlus Festival (NY) under the curation of Bebe Miller and have been presented at venues such as BAAD! Bronx Academy of Art and Dance (NY), Cleveland Public Theatre, Dance Place (DC), Kelly Strayhorn Theater (PA), La MaMa Experimental Theater Club (NY), New Hazlett Theater (PA), and Daegu International Dance Festival (South Korea). ReMalia has danced in the work of Bebe Miller, Michael J. Morris, Ohad Naharin, Christopher Williams, Lida Winfield, and Noa Zuk and was a member of 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 been faculty at Bates Dance Festival and Point Park University. She currently teaches at University of Florida and is based in Jacksonville.

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Lida is an accomplished dancer, choreographer and spoken word artist. Since 2006, she has created original solo, duet and group work; merging storytelling, dance and visual art to create captivating and poignant performances that have taken place on and off the stage. Lida has traveled nationally and internationally as a performer and educator working with diverse populations in conventional and unconventional settings. In 2011, she earned a Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College with a focus on the transformative power of the expressive arts. Lida develops and creates dances that are quirky, provocative, and physically honest. Lida challenges herself and her audiences to participate in dance as an open dialogue. Her art and her choreography are creations which tell stories, ask questions, explore limits, and celebrate beauty in what is awkward, raw, and vulnerable. She is inspired by the human capacity to cope, to imagine and to transform. Her work is informed by wilderness, socioeconomic divides, disabilities, access, the search for place or home, the magical and the quiet details of everyday life. Lida is currently teaching in the dance department at Middlebury College.


The Middlebury College Dance Program seeks to develop the creative artist and artist/scholar through critical study and regular practice in contemporary, world dance techniques; improvisation and choreography; history, theory, and cultural studies; experiential anatomy and kinesiology; and performance. Along with classes, the Middlebury Dance Program hosts a series of master classes and workshops that are free and open to the public. Artists are brought in from all over the world to share their perspective and put into practice the notion that Movement Matters.


March 11, 2020
4:30–6:00 PM




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Published March 11, 2020