“excellent, inventive [and] impressive.” -The New York Times
SIT, KNEEL, STAND: Inspired by Albert Camus’ essay on the Myth of Sisyphus, which concludes that “one must imagine Sisyphus happy”, Sit, Kneel, Stand is an evening-length work that explores the restless human search for meaning in a daily life full of absurdity, inertia, and simple unexpected rewards. It is set to the original score of Jerome Begin and Christopher Lancaster.
- GALLIM DANCE ON YOU TUBE
- The making of Sit, Kneel, Stand – part 1
- The making of Sit, Kneel, Stand – part 2
- The making of Sit, Kneel, Stand – part 3
“Sit, Kneel, Stand is sophisticated and touching; you think along with it as well as laugh along with it. And it ends on a beautiful high.” - The Huffington Post, Margaret Fuhrer, June 2012
- Premiere: June 2012, The Joyce Theater
- Choreography: Andrea Miller in collaboration with original cast
- Dancers: 7
- Lighting Design: Ashley Vellano and Vincent Vigilante
- Costumes: Jose Solis
- Music: Various, including Original Composition by Jerome Begin and Christopher Lancaster
PUPIL SUITE: Performed to the contagious music of Israeli band Balkan Beat Box, Pupil Suite is an exuberant romp that plays with the extravagance of imagination. Pupil Suite on You Tube
“Lush, fierce dancing punctuated with thrilling bouts of kinetic wit.” - Arts and Culture Magazine, Nancy Wozny, March 2012
- Premiere: September 2010, New York City Center’s Fall for Dance
- Choreography: Andrea Miller
- Dancers: 7-8
- Lighting Design: Vincent Vigilante
- Costume Design: Andrea Miller and Arika Yamada
- Music: Balkan Beat Box, Bellini
ABOUT GALLIM DANCE: Founded in 2007, Gallim Dance is dedicated to creating and performing original work by Andrea Miller, building the careers of young artists, and inspiring the imagination of a diverse international audience. The New York based company hosts year round education and performance programs for both dancers and non-dancers. The vision of Gallim Dance is to play inside the imagination, to find juxtapositions in the mind and body that resonate in the soul, to investigate our limitations and pleasures, & to realize the endless human capacity for inspiration.
ABOUT ANDREA MILLER: Andrea Miller, choreographer and artistic director of Gallim Dance, founded the company in 2007. In a 2013 Crain’s New York article, Miller was called “one of a handful of rising-star choreographers who, dance experts say, are shaping this generation of the art form”.
In collaboration with visual artists and company members, Miller has dedicated herself to the creation of challenging new works for Gallim’s growing repertory – including nationally and internationally acclaimed pieces such as Fold Here (2013), Sit, Kneel, Stand (2012), Mama Call (2012), For Glenn Gould (2011), Wonderland (2010), Blush (2009) and I Can See Myself in Your Pupil (2008). Miller’s work has been commissioned throughout the world and includes recent commissions with VOGUE Diaries featuring model Kate Upton, choreography for the upcoming film The Life and Death of Mick Rock (2013) created to original music by The Flaming Lips; In Medias Res (2012) for The Nederlands Dans Theater 2; Howl (2010) presented at the Royal Opera House of London; For Play (2012) for Bern Ballett; and choreography for Phantom Limb’s production 69° South for BAM’s Next Wave (2011). From 2009 to 2011, Miller served as associate choreographer of Noord Nederlandse Dans, creating two works for the company.
Miller is a founding collaborator of Movement Invention Program – a program dedicated to the research of improvisation. She is also resident choreographer at Dancewave, a Brooklyn-based pre-professional dance program, and teaches master classes, workshops and has been commissioned by many universities, including Harvard University, The Juilliard School, Barnard College at Columbia University, New York University, University of Utah, and Wesleyan University.
Miller’s awards and honors include: Sadler’s Wells (Jerwood Fellowships, 2012 & 2013), Princess Grace Foundation Special Projects Award (2012-2013), New York City Center Choreography Fellow (2011-2012), Joyce Theater Artist in Residence (2011-2012), Youth America Grand Prix Award for Emerging Choreographers (2011), Wesleyan University’s Mariam McGlone Emerging Choreographer Award (2011), Princess Grace Foundation Works in Progress Award (2010), Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch (2009), Princess Grace Foundation Fellowship in Choreography (2009).