to create a world
Gallim Presents the World Premiere of To Create a World
February 12–17, 2019 at The Joyce Theater
Andrea Miller, Artistic Director of Gallim, returned to The Joyce Theater after a year as the choreographer-in-residence at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Building on her discoveries there, Miller’s new work, To Create a World, harnessed the uncompromising virtuosity and raw vulnerability of the Gallim dancers in a provocative study of the human body and its instinct to survive.
To Create a World featured an original score by composer/multi-instrumentalist Will Epstein, lighting design by Burke Brown, and costume design by Jose Solis.
To Create a World has been made possible by co-commissioning support from Jody and John Arnhold, a commissioning grant from the O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation, and additional funding from the Harkness Foundation for Dance.
Watch a trailer for To Create a World
Jose Solis, in collaboration with Andrea Miller
Allysen Hooks, David Maurice, Gary Reagan, Haley Sung, Isabel Umali, Dan Walczak ; Apprentice: Ashley Hil6
February 12-17, 2019, The Joyce Theater
Andrea Miller, in collaboration with the Gallim dancers
Original Score and Sound Design:
From the poetry collection To create a world
You should judge the animal objectively. Omit sleeping hours.
Forget how many pounds of red meat and
carbohydrates it consumes. Mating numbers can indicate
voracity or appeasement. The organs length and
flexibility are shortcomings that do not admit
reasoning. It is essential to judge the animal with
objectivity. Without blinking, without mumbling. Look at
the animal straight into its eyes and spare no injury.
Keep quiet. Keep prudent distance.
by JuanFe Rengifo Borrero (New Orleans Review / 2013)
Gallim invites you to the world premiere, opening night performance of Andrea Miller’s To Create a World, followed by an evening of hors d'oeuvres, drinks, dessert and dancing.
Video by Ben Stamper. | Black and white photos by Alexander Katan-Schmid. | Graphic design by Liliana Dirks-Goodman.