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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:37 am 
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Two articles from the Washington Post:


Dance Stretches Its Boundaries
Multimedia Trend Transforms, Enlivens

By Sarah Kaufman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, September 11, 2005; Page N26

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Remember back when dance was all you needed? Dance, pure and simple, bodies that could do anything, be anything, say anything. Lovely dancers alone on a stage, conjuring a world.

Well, forget all that. Now dance is a part of a whole, and that whole can be a whole lot of something else. Many of the most intriguing performances coming up this season take a multimedia approach, relying not just on the impact of bodies in motion but also on bodies on videotape, bodies manipulated by computers and projected onto scrims, bodies done up like sci-fi creations on a moonscape. Dancers dancing, yes, but also dancers reciting poetry and sloshing paint.

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BEBE MILLER
By Sarah Kaufman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, September 11, 2005; Page N06


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"I was at a point in my life when I wanted a sofa," says choreographer Bebe Miller, reflecting on why she moved out of Brooklyn and into Columbus, Ohio, five years ago. Couch-lust is also why her company has not performed in Washington since 1998. Miller returns Wednesday with a world premiere called "Landing/Place," in performance through Friday at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Through most of her extensive career, Miller lived her life largely on the road, touring with her highly regarded company when not rehearsing or performing in New York. She has created works for ballet and modern dance companies, and has taken her work to three continents. But with the drop in funding the arts world faced after the terrorist attacks four years ago today, Miller found she had to travel more often as a solo choreographer to scrape together the commissioning fees that kept her company alive. And that meant "coming back to a smaller and smaller place in deeper Brooklyn," she says. She began longing for settledness, and for room to stretch out.

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Charm, Mystery, Disorientation: When Cultures Collide
by JOHN ROCKWELL for the New York Times

But this is not a piece about just charm. What makes Ms. Miller's choreography so moving are the sudden moments of mystery, how dancers in midflight will abruptly stop and stare into the far distance at something only they can see. Then they snap back into their solos or duets or group patterns, which are always sinuous and sexy, coolly thoughtful yet dispatched with consummate ease.

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Going On
The boldly searching impermanence of being

by DEBORAH JOWITT for the Village Voice

Meanings surface in them like silver fish glinting through water and slipping away.

published: October 18, 2005
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From Theodore Bale in the Boston Herald:
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Spirit triumphs in innovative dance
With its digital motion-capture projections, video and computer-generated music, Bebe Miller’s sumptuous “Landing/Place” is definitely the dance of the future. What it shares with master works from the past is a striking sense of compassion and celebration of the human spirit.

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From Thea Singer in the Boston Globe:
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Bebe Miller explores our place in the world
Bebe Miller’s dusky multimedia “Landing/Place” hovers in that space between sleeping and waking like lucid dreaming. Here, meaning doesn’t announce itself but sifts into consciousness. The 70-minute dance will blow your mind wide open.

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