Mariah Maloney teaches a class at Dance Cork Firkin Crane this February
In this class we will explore our wellness and spark creativity as movers. We will take time to tune in, rejuvenate, activate, and enjoy our physical explorations as we listen to our body. We will invite ease, articulation, and buoyancy as we dance and explore improvisation scores. This somatic based class will provide a safe environment for participants to deepen into their body, mind and spirit, expanding our range and diversity of motion. The focus of this class is to invite the muse within our bodies and to explore as a community with a sense of play within a safe environment where we will honor not knowing to know.
Mariah, a recent Fulbright U.S. Scholar in Ireland at The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick is a dance artist, improvisor, choreographer and recent filmmaker. Mariah, who grew up listening to her mother play live chamber music inside a homesteader log cabin, in Homer, Alaska, is a former Trisha Brown Dance Company member. Today, she enjoys serving the company as a guest artist and faculty member as well as inside re-staging projects. Mariah loves discovering and cultivating pleasure and ease within her movement practices where she draws from her research and experience dancing with Trisha Brown; and within her practices of Improvisation, Body-Mind Centering, Alexander Technique, Qigong, Contact Improvisation, Skinner Releasing and interdisciplinary collaborations. Mariah’s current research explores the intersectionality of Irish Traditional music and live music culture in dialogue with postmodern improvisation practices. Her research is dedicated to unearthing the possibilities of a new choreographic voice in dialogue and celebration of Irish Traditional music. During the beginning of the pandemic, Mariah improvised at home and relied on the camera as witness. This solitary process brought forward A Visitor’s Intimacy of the Now, a recent award-winning dance for camera collaboration with JoAnne Jojo Maffia. A Visitor’s Intimacy of the Now has presented to over 20 national and international film festivals. As a performer and choreographer, Mariah tours throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America and has presented work at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Inside/Out series, venues in New York City include La MaMa etc, The Kitchen, Danspace Project, Mark Morris Dance Center, BRIC House, LMCC Arts Center at Governors Island, mr Open Performance, Gibney Dance and Brooklyn Museum of Art. Notable residencies include Dance Ireland, Dublin, Ireland; the Semana de la Danza 2019! Lima, Peru; Topaz Arts Center, Queens, NY; Marlin Miller at Alfred University, Alfred, NY; Bunnell Street Arts Center, Homer, Alaska. Mariah is published in Dance Magazine on Trisha Brown. Maloney earned a BFA from Purchase College SUNY and an MFA from Hollins/ADF and currently serves as an Associate Professor at SUNY Brockport. Mariah Maloney Dance is an organization dedicated to presenting Mariah’s interdisciplinary collaborations.www.instagram.com/mariahmaloneydance