Exhibition, performance showcase work of Bebe Miller
This summer The Ohio State University's Wexner Center for the Arts and Urban Arts Space offer points of entry to the work of choreographer Bebe Miller, faculty member in the Department of Dance and artistic director of the Bebe Miller Company. Miller was recently named one of America's most vital and productive performing artists in the first class of Doris Duke Artists, sharing a total of $5.775 million awarded in a new initiative of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
On view August 23−September 29 at Urban Arts Space, the exhibition Bebe Miller: Tracing History will complement the world premiere of Bebe Miller Company's next major work, A History, to be staged September 27−30 at the Wexner Center for the Arts.
The exhibition, curated by the Wexner Center's Jerry Dannemiller, explores Miller's choreographic processes through archival material, outlining her history of dance innovation from her earliest days as part of the downtown New York City contemporary dance scene to current investigations. The exhibition also features a new video installation work by Maya Ciarrocchi that will tour nationally in conjunction with the performances of A History.
A History is an evening-length duet featuring longtime Bebe Miller Company dancers Angie Hauser (OSU MFA, 1999) and Darrell Jones, drawing upon their history of collaboration to generate fresh material. The duet illuminates Miller's process of making, and was developed through a series of creative residencies supported by the Wexner Center Artist Residency Award program.