I’m really glad that Performance Mix #34: Remotely Yours turned out to be so productive for me. I was able to wrap my head around the ideas that were all circling in my head.
The Malady at Sea is an exploration of shared nostalgia. Reunited in our history of a seemingly paradisal hometown, the performers reconnect through movement landscapes and symmetrical facades. We are examining displacement and exclusivity. We are examining commonalities and desires.
Jen McGinn received her B.A. and M.F.A in Dance from Hollins University in partnership with the ADF. She has been an artist-in-residence at Dickinson College, Hollins University, Booker High School Visual and Performing Arts Center, ADF, West Coast Civic Ballet, nEW Festival, and the University of Maryland, among others. McGinn currently co-directs the Summer Institute in Dance at the University of the Arts. She is a Dance Specialist for ”Life Lines” Community Arts Project in Sunset Park and the Studio Manager at CPR. She has shown her work throughout New York (Movement Research at the Judson Church, Joyce SoHo, Dance Theater Workshop, AUNTS, Dixon Place, BAX, Danspace Project, etc.), Philadelphia (Paraphrase at Nexus, Mascher Space Co-op, Live Arts Festival, nEW Festival, and the CEC, etc.) and internationally in Brussels and Luxembourg. Her interests include Cecchetti ballet, magical thinking, and logic problems.