Choreographer Bebe Miller discusses her approach to using Motion Capture technology within her multimedia dance work Landing/Place. Moderated by Jacob's Pillow Scholar-in-Residence Suzanne Carbonneau.
EXCERPT from PillowTalk: Putting it Together.
PillowTalks feature world-renowned choreographers, dancers, authors, filmmakers, historians, and critics in live hour-long moderated discussions of the cultural forces shaping the field of dance. Curated by Jacob's Pillow Director of Preservation Norton Owen and moderated by Jacob's Pillow Scholars-in-Residence, PillowTalks use dance as a prism to explore the world at large.
A critic, essayist, and historian, Suzanne Carbonneau's writings have appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and other publications. She is Director of the NEA Arts Journalism Institute in Dance, and she is Critic-in-Residence at the American Dance Festival. Ms. Carbonneau is Scholar-in-Residence at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and the Bates Dance Festival and she lectures and writes for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Ms. Carbonneau holds a Ph.D. from New York University and is Professor of Performance at George Mason University. Her biography of choreographer Paul Taylor will be published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Carbonneau is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.
As choreographer and artistic director of Bebe Miller Company, Ms. Miller creates signature investigations of visual presentation, text and performance. Her work has been presented internationally in Europe, Asia and the African continent, and nationally in venues ranging from New York City's Brooklyn Academy of Music NEXT WAVE Festival to numerous colleges and universities around the country. She has been honored with four "Bessie" (New York Dance and Performance) Awards, a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, an American Choreographers Award and Artist's Fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council.
She currently serves on the boards of Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project and Bearnstow, a retreat center in Maine, and is a member of the International Artists Advisory Board of the Wexner Center for the Arts. She holds an MA in Dance from The Ohio State University. www.bebemiller.org