Co-Commissioned by The Chocolate Factory and BAAD!, (re)Source is an evening-length live danced and spoken artwork performed inside an audience-co-created installation created and performed by Maria Bauman-Morales. Performances will take place at BAAD! Melanie is the dramaturg for this new work by Bauman-Morales.
Melanie will set a work on students and teach a master class.
Melanie joins Hope Boykin for a choreographic residency with Dallas Black Dance Theatre. Melanie is the dramaturg for this new work.
Melanie will be on a panel discussing NDEO’s 2019 Special Topics Conference, Jazz Dance: Hybrids, Fusions, Community, Connections, at the 21st annual National Dance Education Organization conference in Miami, Florida.
In Distances Smaller Than This Are Not Confirmed, co-creators David Neumann and Marcella Murray create a staged conversation of intimate scale on the set of a TV talk show where they explore and unpack their several-years-long ongoing dialogue about race alongside astronomical questions of scale and time. Co-Commissioned and Co-presented by The Chocolate Factory and Abrons Arts Center, performances will take place at Abrons Arts Center. Melanie is the dramaturg for this work.
Melanie will set a work on the WKU dance company and teach a master class.
Melanie and David Hamilton Thomson join Adrienne Truscott for Gibney’s Sorry I Missed Your Show, a screening and discussion series that highlights dance works from the recent past to explore their relationship to the dance canon and contemporary practice. The panel will talk about excerpts from a show that has caused Adrienne nothing but trouble—from the humorously banal to the deeply consequential, both personally and professionally. This event is free and open to the public.
As part of the Guggenheim Museum’s Works and Process series, Melanie will moderate discussions for performances of Machine Dazzle’s Treasure. Melanie is also the dramaturg for this work.
A sneak preview of a documentary film exploring the art form of jazz dance, paying homage to its lineage, celebrating its many re-interpretations, and using a fast-moving kaleidoscope of movement and music to inspire dancers of tomorrow. Featuring an all-star cast of jazz dance legends, this screening will be introduced by one of the film’s collaborators, Melanie George. This event is part of Jacob’s Pillow’s Sunday Film Series
Melanie will be giving the pre-show talks and moderating the post show discussion for the performances of Walking With Trane at Jacob’s Pillow.
Melanie will be teaching jazz dance improvisation and facilitating discussions for conference attendees.
The premiere of Melanie’s new work Three Views of a Secret for UWM students, and concurrent launch of Jazz is… Dance Project’s The Album Project.
Helen Simoneau Danse premieres Darling at Rowan University as part of the festival Breaking The Glass Ceiling: Celebration of Women in Choreography. Melanie is the dramaturg for this new work by Simoneau. Following the performance, scholar Brenda Dixon Gottschild will lead a post-concert discussion.
HSDanse will be in residence at the University of Buffalo to continue the development of Simoneau's newest work DARLING. Melanie is the dramaturg for this work.
Melanie will create a new work for students in the dance program
David Neumann / Advanced Beginner Group will present 2 work-in-progress showings of Distances Smaller Than This Are Not Confirmed, co-created by Marcella Murray and David Neumann (dramaturgy, Melanie George), at Gibney, Studio Y downtown, 280 Broadway (enter at 53A Chambers St.).
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