Join us this Friday for the final Summer School (of Art) conversation with artists Christal Brown, Maree ReMalia, and Lida Winfield!
Please register here by August 13.
Christal Brown (Mother | Artist | Educator | Disciple | Coach) is the Founder of INSPIRIT and Project: BECOMING, the creator of the Liquid Strength training module for dance, an Associate Professor of Dance at Middlebury College and the CVO of Steps and Stages Coaching. Brown received a BFA in Dance and a minor in Business from UNCG and her MFA in New Media Art and Technology from LIU.
Brown is a native of Kinston, North Carolina, where she remembers cleaning up on Saturday mornings to the music of the Chi-Lites, Marvin Gaye, and Shirley Caesar. Her path of self- discovery has been influenced by trailblazers such as Chuck Davis, Bill T. Jones, Andrea E. Woods, Liz Lerman, Bebe Miller, Gesel Mason, and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. Brown combines her love for people and passion for teaching to redefine the art of dance and the creation of identity.
Maree ReMalia is a choreographer, performer, teaching artist, and certified Gaga instructor. An adoptee born in South Korea and raised in Ohio, she is interested in what exists beyond established categorizations and how we encounter what is unexpected. She welcomes individuals across disciplines, identities, and experience levels to dance as a way of celebrating more kinds of moving bodies and a diverse range of expressions.
Her choreography has been commissioned by Gibney DoublePlus Festival (NY) under the curation of Bebe Miller and has been presented at venues such as American Dance Institute (MD), BAAD! Bronx Academy of Art and Dance (NY), Cleveland Public Theatre, Dance Place (DC), Kelly Strayhorn Theater (PA), La MaMa Experimental Theater Club (NY), Mahaney Center for the Arts (VT), Movement Research at the Judson Church (NY), New Hazlett Theater (PA), and Daegu International Dance Festival (South Korea). mareeremalia.com
Lida Winfield is an innovative and accomplished dancer, choreographer, spoken word artist and educator, who has created original work merging storytelling, dance and visual art. Lida’s artistic practice is inextricably linked to her role as an educator and her pedagogy is rooted in inclusion, access, and the recognition that our brains and bodies work differently and this difference is a valuable asset. Lida is dedicated to using the performing arts to move herself and others forward intellectually, developmentally, socially and spiritually and views her continued growth and innovation as an educator to be one of her current and most important goals.
In 2017, she received a National Performance Network Creation grant for her new work IMAGINARY with commissioning partners The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Middlebury Performing Arts Series, The Yard, and Jacob’s Pillow. Lida is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Dance Program at Middlebury College. lidawinfield.com
Episode 19: Christal Brown of Middlebury Town Hall Theater's All-Stars video series.
Speaker, Christal Brown
Christal Brown gives a talk and dance performance about turning one's critical lens inward and exploring the possibilities of the body.
Diversity and Democracy Through Dance Keynote Speaker, Christal Brown
In Living Blackness
Keynote Speaker, Christal Brown
Speaker, Christal Brown