Presented in partnership with The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University
A History (2012)
Choreography by Bebe Miller
This performance will be accompanied in the lobby of The O’Shaughnessy by a specially created exhibit, Tracing History, that illuminates Bebe Miller’s choreography, personal story, and creative process with her dancers. The exhibit also includes the video installation Moving Portraits, which features pairs of life-sized video portraits of BMC collaborators.
Bebe Miller, Artistic Director/Choreographer
Bebe Miller has been making dances for over 25 years, forming 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 world. Miller’s vision of dance and performance reside in her faith in the moving body as a record of thought, experience, and sheer beauty. Her aesthetic relies on the interplay of a work’s idea, its physicality, and the contributions of company members to fashion its singular voice. A History is a new dance work choreographed by Bebe Miller in collaboration with longtime Bebe Miller Company members Angie Hauser and Darrell Jones, as well as dramaturg Talvin Wilks and video artist Lily Skove. A History viscerally captures the threads of BMC’s creative conversation in live performance and media. This guerrilla mode—nimble, strategic, with multiple points of entry—delivers the interactive spontaneity of truly accessible theater.
Connect with the dance company’s artists for a Q & A immediately following each Women of Substance performance from the stage of The O’Shaughnessy.