Tough, resilient, eye-catching movement
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center
6050 Main Street, Village of Tannersville
“Miller is known for creating work that blends wild-child dynamism with quiet emotional resonance. Expect both in full force in Fold Here.” – VOGUE, September 6, 2013
“Miller has high expectations for choreography, especially her own. It isn’t enough, she feels, for a dance to be beautiful. Dances should be revolutionary.” – Robert Johnson, Star Ledger, September 24, 2013
The vision of Gallim Dance: to play inside the imagination, to find juxtapositions in the mind and body that resonate in the soul, to investigate our limitations and pleasures, & to realize the endless human capacity for inspiration.
Andrea Miller will create an evening-length work for the seven company dancers of Gallim Dance, inspired by a selection of early baroque music. For the world premiere and at touring venues where possible, the piece will be performed to live music. The new work will showcase Gallim’s core gifts of virtuosic physicality and musicality. Miller envisions a transformation of the visual stage environment accomplished by the use of color. In particular, she imagines lavender and pastel hues, creating a “Rothko effect” of light, fresh pastel colors that serve as the backdrop for the performance.
Gallim Dance, a New York-based contemporary dance company, creates and performs worldwide original work by artistic director and founder Andrea Miller. Founded in 2007, Gallim quickly captured the attention of fellow artists, presenters, and audiences with its award-winning work, ensemble of dancers, and a fearless physicality grounded by deep humanity and expressed through the madness and joy of the imagination. The company also provides NEA recognized educational programming to dancers and non-dancers in its home studio in Brooklyn and beyond.