Bebe Miller Company In a Rhythm
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wexner Center Artist Residency Award
“Delivered its own kind of beauty: subtle, enthralling, and ever so sensually satisfying.”
—Dance Magazine on Bebe Miller Company
Join us for the world premiere of the latest project by nationally acclaimed, Columbus-based choreographer Bebe Miller—a suite of works and accompanying events that explore the dance-making process, the language of dance, and the dance of language.
Developed with the support of a creative residency at the Wex, In a Rhythm was conceived during a yearlong dialogue between Miller, an Ohio State professor emerita, and fellow choreographer Susan Rethorst. Stemming from Miller’s recent engagement with experimental theater and inspired by Toni Morrison, Gertrude Stein, and David Foster Wallace—writers who capture diverse connections through the structure of their language—the project explores the syntax of movement and how we absorb its meaning. The work presented here will be based on the distinct material Miller generated, just as Rethorst will devise her own program from this shared process.
To complement the work you’ll see onstage at the Wex, Miller will also create a special installation to explore before and after the performances. Discover the latest nuances in Miller’s captivating movement ideas at these immersive, cross-disciplinary events.
In a Rhythm is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund/Forth Fund Project co-commissioned by Wexner Center for the Arts in partnership with New York Live Arts; On the Boards, Seattle; and NPN. For more information: www.npnweb.org.
Wexner Center for the Arts is a NPN/VAN Partner of the National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network (NPN/VAN). This project is made possible in part by support from the NPN/VAN Artist Engagement Fund. Major contributors include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency).
The Wexner Center’s presentation of In a Rhythm was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Bebe Miller Company’s presentation at the Wexner Center is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.