Melanie George

Educator, Choreographer, Scholar

 [UN]W.R.A.P.: Traversing Memory: Performing Resistance & Resilience
Sep
20
to Sep 23

[UN]W.R.A.P.: Traversing Memory: Performing Resistance & Resilience

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Produced by Helanius J. Wilkins, [UN]W.R.A.P.: Traversing Memory: Performing Resistance & Resilience is a week-long symposium rooted in the interconnections of American contemporary performance, cultural history, and identities of Black men. The symposium will culminate with a performance of Wilkins' latest evening-length work This symposium Bon Coeur.

Melanie will give a pre-performance talk, teaching a jazz master class, and lead a panel discussion during the symposium. 

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Jun
17
to Jun 24

Jazz Is... Dance Project's The Woodshed/Wilson College Summer Artist Residency

Jazz Is... Dance Project has been selected for the 2018 Summer Artist Residency at Wilson College. This residency is the inauguration of a new Jazz Is… Dance Project event, The Woodshed. Named for the process jazz musicians call the private honing of technique and demystifying of content and personal style, this first convening of The Woodshed will be convening of mature jazz dance artists to exchange pedagogical methods, stage Jazz is… Dance Project repertory, and document the JIDP method of jazz dance improvisation.

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No Boundaries: Dancing the Visions of Contemporary Black Choreographers
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

No Boundaries: Dancing the Visions of Contemporary Black Choreographers

Melanie will join a panel of invited scholars, writers, and archivists for a post-show discussion following Gesel Mason Performance Project's concert of historic works by Donald McKayle, David Roussève, Bebe Miller, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Rennie Harris, and a recently commissioned work by Kyle Abraham. 

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Curatorial Conversation: Multiplicitous Contemporary
Sep
17
8:00 AM08:00

Curatorial Conversation: Multiplicitous Contemporary

This group discussion is designed to engage the definitions of “contemporary dance” in response to ADT’s performance Shyamali, bring in perspectives from artists of color, and build a pluralistic, shared understanding of the term and its applications in curatorial practice.

Melanie is an invited guest to this event hosted by Ananya Dance Theatre. 

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Work - A 6 day summer intensive laboratory
Jun
19
to Jun 24

Work - A 6 day summer intensive laboratory

In a structured lab environment, participants test tools that aid collaboration, discover ways that language informs process and context, and experiment, play, and take risks.

Choreographer Pavel Zuštiak and dramaturg Melanie George will join choreographer Susan Marshall and dancers Kristen Hollinsworth, Luke Miller, Darrin Wright, Kristin Clotfelter, and Julian Barnett as facilitators. An extremely intimate workshop with space for only 5 choreographers and 20 dancers, participants will explore the creative methods of Marshall and Zuštiak. George will share tools for developing language that informs the creative and reflective practice. Engaging as makers and performers, participants will work collaboratively and exchange roles fluidly in the generation of new methods and new work. With a high facilitator to participant ratio, participants have one-on-one access to artists at the top of their field for 45 hours during the course of the week.

 

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