Mahaney Arts Center Lower Lobby
72 Porter Field Road
Middlebury, VT 05753
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Open to the Public

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2:30pm-2:45pm - Guided movement

2:45pm-3:45pm - Choose your own adventure breakouts

3:45pm-4:00pm - Reflect & ground

Join students from a gender studies class and interns at the Museum of Art to consider our theme of Feminist Joy through guided movement and interactive experiences. You can participate in part(s) or all activities! The event is bookended with movement and reflection with guest artist Maree ReMalia and centered with “choose your own adventure” options created by students, faculty, staff, and ReMalia; you can meander between writing, creating visual pieces, responding to art works in the museum, or even napping. We would love to share a bit of what is surfacing for us related to feminist joy and also learn what these topics stir for you! No previous experience is necessary! Ages 16+, wear clothing comfortable for moving and bring a water bottle and journal; optional: bring a blanket and pillow. Masks are required.


During this week-long residency, a course on Feminist Joy, the Dance Department, and the Art Museum all collaborate with guest artist Maree ReMalia in the classroom and beyond. Through interactive events open to the college community, you can join them in disrupting gendered and raced histories of pleasure and in exploring avenues for joy. Through moving our bodies, reflective writing, and visual art, we support reclaiming and amplifying personal and collective pleasure for all bodies. Masks are required for all events.

This week-long residency was made possible with generous support from The Mahaney Arts Center, the program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, the Art Gensler fund, the Middlebury Dance Department, the Middlebury College Museum of Art, and the Axinn Center Public Humanities Lab Initiative.

BIO: Maree ReMalia is a choreographer, performer, teaching artist, and certified Gaga instructor. An adoptee born in South Korea and raised in Ohio, movement has supported her in an ongoing process of self-discovery, liberation, and expression. In her work as a dance artist, she invites others into these unfolding processes with a focus on care and connection. Her collaborative performance projects have been presented in the U.S. and abroad and she has enjoyed performing in the work of independent artists and regional companies. Since earning her MFA at The Ohio State University, she was selected as the Andrew W. Mellon Interdisciplinary Choreographer for Middlebury College Movement Matters Residency and has been faculty at Colorado Conservatory of Dance, Lion’s Jaw Performance + Dance Festival, Point Park University, University of Florida, and University of Wisconsin.

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Contact Organizer

Abbatiello, Michael