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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

In Context: Moment Marigold

Jodi Melnick's Moment Marigold runs at BAM Fisher from October 8—11. Context is everything, so get even closer to the show with this curated selection of original blog pieces, articles, interviews, and videos related to the production. Once you've seen it, help us keep the conversation going by telling us what you thought below.

Program Notes

Moment Marigold (PDF)


Business of Bloom (YouTube)
Melnick performs this solo piece at the Fire Island Dance Festival 15

MMIX Performance Series (YouTube)
Melnick was one of the dancers in Sebastien Leon Agnessens and Kyle Fisher's sound installation

Behind the Scenes with Jodi Melnick (
Melnick does a cover shoot for Dance Magazine.

People Get Ready perform "Uncanny" live on Soundcheck (YouTube)
Steven Reker of People Get Ready composed the music for Moment Marigold.


Jodi Melnick at BAM (
"Quirky yet elegant, intense yet cool, she’s the kind of performer you can’t stop watching."

Why I Dance: Maggie Thom (Dance Magazine)
"I dance because I think; I feel; and I am curious about the world!"—Moment Marigold dancer Maggie Thom

Worthwhile Words

I am a choreographer, dancer, collaborator, and teacher. I design intricate movement to explore the exquisite nature and dynamic relationships between human beings. My dance language can be quietly nuanced and pedestrian, at times wild and reckless, flooded with imagery, accumulating into dramatic content unmistakably constructed through choreographic means. I use the profound expression of the dancing body and my lucid performing instincts to drive the creative process. The work is transformed through the phenomenon of dancing; it comes into being through the dancing of it. I create work that occupies a position somewhere between written and spoken language, a living text, a series of moving ciphers. I do this because my desires to express the possibilities and uniqueness of human interactions, for me, can only be realized through performing and dance making. This is how I give voice to the full range of my thoughts, feelings, and physical self. This is how I connect with people outside my environment, individually, and on a larger scale. —Jodi Melnick

Now your turn...

So how did you enjoy the show? Likes? Dislikes? Surprises? Tell us what's on your mind in the comments below.

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