The University of Maine Intermedia MFA program is pleased to announce the fourth presenter, Miguel Gutierrez, for the Fall 2013 Visiting Artist series co-sponsored by the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series. The artist will perform his newest solo work , Heavens What Have I done?, Saturday, November 9 at 7:00 pm in the second floor dance studio, Class of 1944 Hall on the University of Maine campus in Orono.

 Miguel Gutierrez, an active member of the New York dance scene since 2001, creates solo and group performances under the moniker Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People. He teaches regularly around the world and is the inventor of DEEP AEROBICS, “the communal/political/conceptual/imaginational workout experience you always wanted but never could embarrass yourself enough to find or do in public.”

Gutierrez’s interest in working with others is related to the questions in his work involving group identity and communal experience. He continues to work in solo form and on smaller scale pieces. Regardless of the size of the project, it is Gutierrez’s goal to create challenging and thought-provoking performance experiences. The work has enjoyed considerable attention in the printed and virtual press. The company is engaged to perform in venues across the country and internationally. Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People have created eight works: enter the seen, I succumb, dAMNATION rOAD Retrospective Exhibitionist and Difficult Bodies, myendlesslove, Everyone, Nothing, No thing, and Last Meadow. Gutierrez is currently doing a residency for his new work And lost the name of action at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN.

 For more information on the artist visit http://www.miguelgutierrez.org

 The Masters of Fine Arts in Intermedia at the University of Maine provides substantial advanced study for individuals interested in interdisciplinary study in the arts. The program emphasizes intensive development of students’ creative and innovative abilities through a diverse engagement with multiple research processes, critical thinking skills and creative production tools and technologies. The visiting artist series supports and reflects the wide variety of disciplines represented by the program including but not limited to, Art, New Media, Theater, Dance, Philosophy, Art History, Engineering, Communications, Media Studies, Music, Psychology, Natural Sciences, and others.

 For more information about the Intermedia MFA: www.intermediamfa.org

 This event is sponsored by the Intermedia MFA Program, the Department of New Media, the University of Maine Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series and the Alston D. and Ada Lee Correll Professorship in New Media.

For more information contact Bethany Engstrom at bethany.engstrom@umit.maine.edu