Heather Maloney is a Miami based choreographer, dancer and artistic director of Inkub8 an alternative | studio | whitebox | performance | space. She has a BFA from New World School of the Arts. Her work has been presented at Bates Dance Festival, Florida Dance Festival, New World School of the Arts and in Fundanza Venezuela Performatica, Puebla Mexico, Fusebox, Austin TX. She has been awarded residencies at the Queens Museum of Art, New York (2003); at The Center For New Dance Development in Portland, Maine (2005); Recipient of the Manhattan Community Arts Fund/ New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (2004) NPN Residency through a Community Fund presenter Tigertail Productions (2004) NPN performance residency with Women and their Work Austin Texas (2008). She was awarded the 2008 Miami Dade Choreographer's Fellowship from the Miami Dade Cultural Affairs. Maloney was selected as an Emerging Choreographer for Bates Dance Festival 2008. In addition she was awarded a 2009 Individual Artist Fellowship for Dance from the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. As a dancer she has worked with Gerri Houlihan, Octavio Campos, Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre. She has taught workshops at New World School of the Arts, Bates College as well as in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela. www.inkub8.org.
I am a choreographer whose definitive action is to make work that addresses the unseen parts of our humanity. I bring forth the physical intricacies of design that inherently move the emotional body to a landscape of openness and confrontation. My role is eclectic, sometimes a director, social activist, environmentalist, anthropologist but always a farmer of dreams. My work addresses global issues that lie dormant in each body bringing forth the fragility and courage of life. I use space as a platform for social change. My independent choreographic language is built from the research and digestion of extremes, desire, confinement and freedom.
I am a reflector that illuminates prolific destruction, weaving time and space with movement, as simple as the motion of one finger. I am battling with ideas of reality and monoculture, expressing individuality beyond the bonds of spoken language, sight, sound and physical range. I explore humanity through the science and geography of our planet, where the passive parts of life's puzzle are locked away in the mind. I confront space by looking at one atom trying to comprehend how anything can be solid. My movement speaks solely from this place of trust and transparency giving my imagery a righteous humble edge that cuts through the reality of simplicity. As if I am moving with the impulse to hold up the world simply to save a tiny ant.