Creativity Conversation with choreographer Bebe Miller >>

Choreographer Bebe Miller visits Emory

Sept. 17, 2014

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Self-portrait by Bebe Miller

At 2:30 p.m. on Friday, September 26, associate professors of dance Anna Leo and Bridget Roosa of Emory and Agnes Scott College will chat with visiting artist Bebe Miller about her creative process.

Creativity Conversations put distinguished visiting thinkers and creators in conversation with great Emory scholars. Past topics range from the interplay between words and music, and intersections of history and creativity to experiences in microfinancing and feminist jurisprudence.

Founder of the Bebe Miller Company, which celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary this year, Miller is known for choreography that combines “virtuousic dancing an fundamental humanity.” The New York Times has written of Miller’s work, “What makes Ms. Miller’s choreography so moving are the sudden moments of mystery … coolly thoughtful yet dispatched with consummate ease.” The Village Voice called her “a tender visionary, a subtle social and political commentator.” Miller is considered one of the preeminent modern dance choreographers today.

Later this fall, November 20-22, the Emory Dance Company will collaborate with the Agnes Scott College Dance Department to perform “Prey,” choreographed by Bebe Miller and restaged from a Labanotation score. Also performing at the fall concert, Sarah Barry, dance faculty member at the University of Alabama, will share her classical sense of space and movement, and Tara Lee, dancer/choreographer with the Atlanta Ballet, will return to campus. Emory dance faculty members Gregory Catellier and Tara Shepard Myers will create new work.

The Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts is located at 1700 North Decatur Road in Atlanta, 30317.