Photo by Kikuye Sugiyama

Photo by Kikuye Sugiyama

Mariam Dingilian is a choreographer, performer and comedian based in New York City. Described as "easily an audience favorite" by The Queens Chronicle, she has presented her work throughout NYC at venues such as Triskelion Arts, Green Space, Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, and Howl Happening, as well as Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center (Poughkeepsie, NY), Green Kill (Kingston, NY), and The School For Contemporary Dance and Thought (Northampton, MA).

Mariam graduated with a B.A. in Dance, Minor in Chinese Language from Mount Holyoke College, where she was awarded "Contributions in Choreography" by the Mount Holyoke Dance Department. While attending Mount Holyoke and the Five College Dance Department (FCDD), she performed in works by Monica Bill Barnes, Jim Coleman & Terese Freedman, Merce Cunningham, Paul Matteson, Ohad Naharin, among others.

She has most recently worked with Doug LeCours and Neena Ellora

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Artist Statement
My choreographic and comedic work aims to uncover and deconstruct the complex nuances of character and memory by use of contemporary dance forms, improvisational structures in movement and voice, and alter-egos. I am intrigued by movement that is, on the one hand logical and direct, and on the other, transient and fragile enough to fail, crumble, or disappear at any moment. I am interested in the innate humor in so-called failure and success while failing and (hopefully) succeeding onstage. (June 2019)