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.
Gallim is a highly sought-after company whose work has been by acclaimed by the New York Times as “voluptuously polyglot choreography,” performed by dancers “of the highest calibre” (Dance Europe). The company performs for over 15,000 audience members annually in premier venues including BAM, New York City Center, the Joyce Theater, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Spoleto Festival, White Bird, Peak Performances Montclair University, the Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris, the TANZ Bremen Festival in Germany and Madrid en Danza in Spain. In 2012, the company was honored for ‘movement innovation’ at a TEDx Conference. Gallim also partners outside the dance world on events, films, and commercial projects. The company’s collaboration for the opening of SLS South Beach Hotel in Miami won an industry award for Best Hotel Opening of 2012.
Artistic highlights in 2013 included a new commission from Montclair State University’s Peak Performances Series, for the creation of Fold Here. Fold Here, Miller’s most complex and ambitious piece to date, previewed at Guggenheim Works & Process in September, and premiered at Peak Performances later that month. Additional support for the creation process was provided by Sadler’s Wells and by Dancers’ Workshop in Jackson Hole. Gallim Dance made its Brooklyn Academy of Music debut in May of 2013, with six performances of Blush in the inaugural season of the BAM Fisher Theater. Gallim’s 39 national and international performances included tours to the Vail International Dance Festival, the Theatre National de Chaillot in Paris, France, the Festspiele Ludwigshafen in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and the Festival Tanztage in Linz, Austria. The company was also featured in the documentary The Life and Death of Mick Rock, directed by Barnaby Clay.
In 2014, Gallim Dance created and performed a world premiere site-specific installation at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, and toured nationally to prestigious venues including the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, Massachusetts, Dancers’ Workshop in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake, Utah. Miller was commissioned by Barnard College at Columbia University to create a new work for the 2014 season.
Looking ahead into 2015, the company will be touring in Germany, Luxembourg, and Spain to present its newest work Fold Here, and will also take time to revisit repertory pieces such as Wonderland; Sit, Kneel, Stand; Blush; and Pupil Suite. Gallim Dance will also premiere a new work this coming December at The Joyce.
First Republic Bank is Gallim’s Lead Season Sponsor in 2015.
With thanks to the Friends of Gallim Dance for their extraordinary leadership and support: