Photo by Stephanie Berger
Andrea Miller’s first work for The Metropolitan Museum of Art cuts through themes of universal loss, preservation, and survival through an epic and essential vision.
Embodied by her fearlessly expressive company of dancers and centered around the multiple time cycles of all that exists –planet, life, humanity–Stone Skipping pairs Miller’s pristine aesthetic with a moving perspective on the Anthropocene and the acceleration of environmental degradation as a result of human interference. Stone Skipping premiered at the ancient Temple of Dendur at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, for the opening of Miller’s term as the 2017-2018 Artist in Resident of the Met.
Stone Skipping reveals an existential, artistic, and choreographic conversation with the artifact’s journey through millennia, from the Nile to Central Park. Guided by Miller’s expansive vision, the work travels beyond its original home, and can be performed with varied casting sizes, live music accompaniment, collaboration with local musicians from prosceniums and historic sites to galleries and public spaces.
"Ancient and ultra-modern at once...transcendent." Wendy Perron, Dance Magazine
“Miller takes what can feel like a static place and fills it with energy and a sense of momentum, helping visitors experience it in new ways.” - Limor Tomer, General Manager, MetLiveArts
Premiere (2017):The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Proscenium Premiere (2018): Les Theatres de la Ville de Luxembourg
Original Score: Phil Kline, performed by Firewood
Costume Design: Jose Solis
Costume Execution: Javier Valencia
Run time: 50 mins
Stone Skipping. Photos by Stephanie Berger, Commissioned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Bohumil Kostohryz.