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A Visitor's Intimacy of the Now

As the pandemic began to shutter people in their homes, Maloney found herself dancing alone in her living room with the camera as witness. Months later, she located her choreographic process outdoors on the Melbourne Beach, Maritime Hammock Sanctuary and the Indian River. Working with natural light, the environment and landscape, in collaboration with composer JoAnne Maffia, Mariah created, A Visitor’s Intimacy of the Now a part of the Documentary Film: ‘The Making of’ Hammer & Rain: Reflections through Time. A Visitor’s Intimacy of the Now explores improvisation in response to the land, in dialogue with choreographic structure, unearthing the articulate sensing body through the medium of film.

  • Mariah Maloney
  • Mariah Maloney
  • Mariah Maloney
  • JoAnne Maffia
  • Mariah Maloney
    Key Cast
  • JoAnne Maffia
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Dance, Music, Documentary
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Mariah Maloney

Mariah Maloney, originally from Homer, Alaska, Dena’ina territory, is a New York, Lenapehoking, based dance artist, film maker, presenting choreography nationally and internationally. Mariah grew up listening to her mother play live chamber music inside a homesteader log cabin. This early relationship to live music informs Mariah’s dance making process today. Improvisation practice in dialogue with physical environment, choreographic structure and collaborations with artists of other disciplines continues to inform Mariah’s work. Maloney, a former Trisha Brown Dance Company member (1995-2002), creates work from the sensing body, accessing movement scores and choreography through improvisation. Mariah earned a BFA from Purchase College and a MFA from Hollins/ADF.
“…an eloquent correlation between personality and artistic imprint. “…the essence of her performance tonight, through an art in summarizing innocence, play, simplicity and, above all, beauty." Nestor Tirri, La Nacion

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Director Statement

As a first time film maker, I am thrilled to share this intimate work with viewers from around the globe.