Saturday, April 6, 2013
This is a released-based technique and partnered improvisation class that accesses full-bodied dancing in relationship to our partners, our individual intentions and dynamic space. Materials and strategies are based on BMC-based repertory and choreographic methodologies.
workshop will take place onstage at
REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater)
631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
$15 in advance/$20 walk-in
Register now for Workshop with Bebe Miller
BEBE MILLER has been making dances for over 30 years and formed Bebe Miller Company in 1985. Known for a mix of virtuosic dancing and fundamental humanity, her choreography has been produced at major dance centers throughout the US and abroad. In addition to her ongoing work with her ensemble, Miller has received commissions from Boston Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Philadanco, Britain’s Phoenix Dance Theatre and Johannesburg’s PACT Dancen, among other groups across the country and abroad. Collaboration being fundamental to her creative process she has worked with numerous composers, visual artists, writers, filmmakers and directors; she has received four Bessie Awards for choreography and direction, most recently for her collaboration with the 11-member creative team in Landing/Place (2005). She is a United States Artists Ford Fellow and recently was named as one of the inaugural class of Doris Duke Artists, a program of the Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards. Currently a Professor in Dance at The Ohio State University, she is a member of the International Artists Advisory Board of the Wexner Center for the Arts and serves on the board of Bearnstow, an arts retreat in central Maine.
ANGIE HAUSER has been a dancer/collaborator with Bebe Miller Company since 2000. She has contributed to BMC works Verge, Landing/Place and Necessary Beauty, receiving a BESSIE award for her work in Landing/Place. In addition to her work with BMC she is a dance maker, performer and teacher who has been presented throughout North America and Europe. She collaborates with many gifted artists in the field of dance improvisation including Andrew Harwood, K.J. Holmes, Darrell Jones, and Kathleen Hermesdorf. She has an ongoing collaboration with dance artist Chris Aiken creating evening length improvisation performances in collaboration with musicians and other dancers. She is an Assistant Professor at Smith College, Northampton, MA.
Bebe Miller Company will be performing at REDCAT:
Thursday, April 4, 2013 to Sunday, April 7, 2013
“Her movement is infused with a spirit that clings to the audience even after she and her dancers have left the stage.” – The New York Times
“Bebe Miller is a cartographer of human emotions, mapping the landscapes of the passions of her dance with luminous intelligence.” – Washington Post
Celebrated for creating sumptuous movement that is both physically electrifying and intimately felt, Bebe Miller approaches her latest multidisciplinary project as an investigation into the deep creative process she has developed over more than 25 years. Mining the richly complex relationships between her dancers and collaborators, she illuminates the interpersonal histories that serve as the very foundation of her choreography. Performed by longtime company members Angie Hauser and Darrell Jones, A History layers video, sound and movement to chart the mind, heart and body of a dance—with Miller’s signature intelligence and delicate artistry.
Pictured above: Darrell Jones & Angie Hauser, photo by Julieta Cervantes