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ABOUT

W H A L E, Andrea Miller’s 10th work for Gallim Dance, uses her radical physical language and impulsive narrative pace to juxtapose love, sex and domesticity. This piece trails the human pursuit to love and be loved, and navigates the expectations, anxiety, and forgiveness surrounding this struggle through moments of emotional vulnerability, sensual abandonment, and spiritual tribulation. Both intimate and cinematic, W H A L E invites an exploration of one of life’s most essential themes, guided by Miller’s virtuosic and unpredictable choreography.

REVIEWS

 

BEST OF 2015   Dance Magazine

 

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“marvelously daring”

-Deborah Jowitt, December 5, 2015

 

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“Almost unbearable cravings alternating with giddy flesh contact. Howling, dragging, hurtling through the air. A celebration of awkwardness…[Miller’s] got her own unstoppable zing.”

-Wendy Perron, on “Wendy’s Best of 2015,” December 22, 2015

 

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“wholly, inarguably, recognizably human”

-The Stewardship Report, December 8, 2015

 

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“wildly energized, demanding choreography”

-Martha Sherman, danceviewtimes, December 5, 2015

 

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SUPPORT

W H A L E was made possible in part by a technical production residency provided by The Joyce Theater with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and developed in part through a Creative Development Residency with support from the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award Initiative. Andrea Miller was granted a Princess Grace Special Projects Award to support the creation of this work. W H A L E was made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. It was also supported in part by the Harkness Foundation for Dance and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

CREDITS

 

Choreography: Andrea Miller in collaboration with the dancers of Gallim Dance

 

 

Running Time: 90 minutes
, with intermission

 

 

Dancers: 8

 

 

Premiere: 2015
, The Joyce Theater

 

 

Lighting Design:  Nicole Pearce
Set Concept: Andrea Miller and Nicole Pearce
Original Score and Sound Design: Jordan Chiolis
Dramaturg: Ron Amit
Costume Design: Andrea Miller and Gwyn Mackenzie
Additional Music: Luigi Madonna; original compositions feature Raycee Jones, Adir L.C., Robert Natale, and Singh Birdsong