Bio + Statement
Mariam Dingilian is a multidisciplinary artist, choreographer, and comedian based in New York City. She has presented her work at Mark Morris Dance Center, Mount Holyoke College, Movement Research Open Performance Series, Triskelion Arts, Green Space, Green Kill (Kingston, NY), and The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought (Northampton, MA). Mariam graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a B.A. in Dance, minor in Chinese Language. In 2014, she was awarded "Contributions in Choreography" by the Mount Holyoke College Dance Department. While at Mount Holyoke College 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 also collaborated with artists Neena Ellora and Ali & Gilli Glatt.
My choreographic work aims to uncover and deconstruct the complex nuances of character, human behavior, and memory by use of contemporary dance forms, improvisational structures in movement and voice, alter-egos, and gestural mime work. 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. Thus, I am interested in the innate humor in so-called failure and success while failing and (hopefully) succeeding onstage. (November 2017)