#001 Andrea Miller || Choreography as a Human Chemistry Experiment
Andrea Miller is the artistic director and choreographer of Brooklyn's Gallim Dance. To experience Gallim is to step into a world where concepts that are sometimes difficult to express through words are translated into visceral experiences that at once feel uncanny, yet strangely familiar. Andrea spent the last year as the first choreographer-in-residence at the MET which was another inflection point in her journey as an artist in relentless pursuit of what is possible when the stage and the boundaries between performer and audience dissolve. In To Create A World, her latest work, “ideas can make their way - and at the same time be transformed and destroyed - through the body". If, as Andrea says, "you and I have the same body", how can we use dance - the art form of the city (per Jane Jacobs) - to reimagine how we encounter strangers in urban spaces? How can we dance with difference rather than reckon with it with our outdated brain structures? ++++ This is the first episode in a 5-part series about Designing Wild Bodies and Space. Check back here for explorations - a mix of conversations and nonfiction narrative - with a Placemaker, an Urban Geographer and an Interactive Narrative Designer. Thanks to Brad Clymer for the dope intro music and sound production!