Melanie Maar

Melanie Maar is a New York based dance artist from Vienna, Austria. Her work explores performance as a relational reflection through the intimacy between movement and sound, animalism and humanism, feminism and objects, resonance and struggle within diverse contexts. Maar was awarded the 2015 Grant to Artists from The Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Her choreographies have been presented in  New York City, Vienna, Mexico City and Berlin. Her recent writing has been published at Maar has been collaborating with sound artists Christian Schröder, Kenta Nagai, the performance collective Masters of Ceremony and dance artists Laurel Atwell and Marilyn Maywald for several years. She co-curated the 2013 Moving Sounds Festival and the Movement Research Festival 2010.  She has performed for and studied with artists like luciana achugar, RoseAnne Spradlin, Janet Panetta, Daria Fain, Walter Dundervill and Luis Lara Malvacias. Maar works with elders in the Bronx, is faculty and on the AAC at MR and a recent guest teacher for Improvisation at The New School/Lang College. 

Past Classes & Events

dialoguing dance – / process as guide /

Mon, Oct 22 – Nov 26, 2018

Morning Class

April 02, 2018

Feeling One Self - a relational practice

Sun & Thu, Oct 12 – Oct 29, 2017

Movement Research at the Judson Church + Friends Reception + Performance Journal #50 Release

September 18, 2017

Movement Research at the Judson Church

November 14, 2016

Practicing Being and Seeing

Sun, Sep 11 – Oct 30, 2016