Landing/Shifting: Drop In

Space/Body/Time by Blaine Siegel and Jil Stifel

April 10-15, 2016
Maree ReMalia and her Pittsburgh-based collaborators present Landing/Shifting: Drop In, a series of interactive and participatory installations and performances that invite all members of the community to “drop in.” These events use dance, visual art, sound, and video to explore the ways creative experiences foster resiliency, connectivity, and sustainable well-being. Join us during the events listed below and stay tuned for pop-up activities!

April 12 | 3-4:15p | Bi Hall Discovery Court | Open to the community
Facilitation in Katie Martin’s Dance Improvisation Class
Play with Movement Scores and Installation Concepts
*Rain location Bi Hall Great Hall

April 12 | 4:30-5:30p | Bi Hall Discovery Court | Open to the community
Drop In–Participate in movement scores and interactive installations
*Rain location Bi Hall Great Hall 

April 13 | 12:15-1:30p | Twilight Auditorium | Open to the community | Free
Screening of David Bernabo’s Food Systems documentary in
Diego Thompson’s Sociology of Food and Agricultural Systems Course

April 13 | 7-8p | Warner Hall Greenhouse | Open to the community | Free
Looking Out, Seeing In—Informal performance
*In case of rain bring umbrella and wear warm clothes and rain proof shoes

April 14 | 12:30-1:30p |  Ross Dining Hall Patio  | Open to the community
Drop-In—Moving Perspective, participate in movement scores, interactive installations, and sound
With local sound artist, Sean Nealon
*Rain location MCA Lower Lobby

This project is sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/Movement Matters, COTA Discretionary Funds, Director of the Arts Gift Fund, and the Environmental Council of Middlebury College. 

Meet the Guest Artists
David Bernabo
has been a fixture on the Pittsburgh music and art scenes for a good while, actively participating in bands, dance ensembles, art initiatives, and filmmaking. David currently performs and composes for the band/art ensemble Host Skull, dances with Maree ReMalia | merrygogo and MODULES, and is preparing installation and video work. He recently finished work on a feature-length documentary, Ongoing Box, which documents the role of process through various artistic forms and trades. His current activities are creating the Food Systems film series, working on new group and solo music, and cultivating a MODULES-inspired movement piece called The Reduction. View David Bernabo’s trailer for Food Systems here

David Cherry has worked with writing, artwork, film, video, music, design, and photography, through various solo projects, collaborations, and live events. He served as the creative director of Incredibly Thin, an independent press and wild-eyed ensemble of creative minds, artisans, and badasses, who helped produce, showcase, and promote the work of over one hundred local and national authors, artists, musicians, and filmmakers. Longtime collaborator, Matthew Carrick, is working with David to document Maree ReMalia | merrygogo’s performance in the Three Rivers Arts Festival.

Blaine Siegel earned a BFA in Art Photography from Syracuse University and an MFA in Sculpture from The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He has exhibited work in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, South Florida, New York and Arles, France. Recent exhibits of note include SAINT —–, The God of Last Things at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, PROGENITOR (The Last Humans) a collaboration with his wife and dancer Jil Stifel, and an upcoming exhibition at Practice Gallery, Philadelphia, Objects for Dance. “Blaine Siegel‘s Gobdiddlymuck at Slought is the work I loved best in all the shows, a tour-de-force piece with humor and thoughts of society’s decay.” Roberta Fallon, the

Jil Stifel is a dancer, choreographer and collaborative artist who works in movement, dance and performance. She has performed extensively with various modern dance companies and shown her projects both nationally and internationally. Her work has been described in the Pittsburgh Dance Examiner as “rare and otherworldly.” She recently co-created Waywardland with Ben Sota, a hybrid performance combining contemporary circus, physical theater and dance. This work was supported by the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Heinz Foundation. Her work has been presented recently by Practice Gallery in Philadelphia, The University of Pittsburgh, the Here Now Series and New Moves at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater and LightLab at the WoodStreet Galleries. Her Recent performance credits include her work with Maree ReMalia | merrygogo and Dave Bernabo’s MODULES, Jennifer Nagle Meyers Translations as well as Staycee Pearl dance project and others. She holds a BFA in dance with highest honors from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts.

Multiple Bodies Project experiment, videography David Cherry

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