Posted 29 October 2004 - 09:04 PM
And here's the press release... (I assume it's okay with Ballet Alert to post this? I removed the e-mail contact addresses as a spam guard)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media contact: Tobin Rothlein, 267-847-0025
October 29, 2004
PHILADELPHIA’S PREMIER VIDEO AND DANCE INNOVATORS ANNOUNCE FORMATION OF
NEW DANCE COMPANY
PHILADELPHIA, PA— Philadelphia’s premier video and dance innovators
Amanda Miller and Tobin Rothlein announce the formation of miro dance
theatre, a new contemporary ballet and multi-media company to further
advance the integration of dance and multimedia while allowing for more
in-depth development of new work.
Miller and Rothlein will preside over the company as artistic director
and producing artistic director respectively and have assembled a
Philadelphia-based touring company of dancers with a highly developed
and unique style of movement. Company members have performed with such
prestigious companies as Lines Ballet, THARP!, Donald Byrd, Dance
Theatre of Harlem, and Suzanne Farrell Ballet.
“With miro we want to move beyond our formal and classical training to
explore and embrace the most contemporary ideas in dance, performance,
and multi-media techniques,” said Miller.
Rothlein adds, “miro dance theatre is unique not because we mix
multi-media and dance but for how we mix them. We believe that dance,
video and visual design are all equal partners on the performance
Continuing with Miller and Rothlein’s five year history of bringing an
edgy, contemporary sensibility to classical dance through the founding
directing of Phrenic New Ballet, miro dance theatre challenges the
classic forms through experimentation and discovery. Miro dance theatre
seeks to extend and share its vision with the general and artistic
communities through outreach in the forms of residency activities, open
workshops, master classes, and through access to visiting artists.
Miro dance theatre already has several performances scheduled in the
• Miller and Callender, with video by Rothlein, will perform with the
Singing City Choir on November 13th at the Philadelphia Cathedral on
38th and Chestnut Streets in Philadelphia.
• miro dance theatre has been invited to perform in The Remember
Project on December 4th at Saint Mark’s Church in New York City.
• Miller’s work, from her residency in The Choreographer’s Project,
will be performed on December 11th and 12th at Susan Hess Modern Dance,
2030 Sansom Street.
• The company directors are working on plans for miro dance theatre
performances in London, England in the fall of 2005.
Miro dance theatre has brought together a truly talented and forward
thinking group of dancers. In addition to Artistic Director Miller the
company consists of: Tanya Wideman-Davis, former dancer with Lines
Ballet; Donald Byrd, Dance Theatre of Harlem; Jessica Lang, Juilliard
graduate and former dancer with THARP!; Rhea Roderick, recent performer
with Phrenic New Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem and Rick Callender,
former dancer with Suzanne Farrell Ballet.
Miro dance theatre encompasses the many artistic avenues through which
emotions can be expressed and stories can be told. To learn more about
miro dance theatre please go to www.mirodancetheatre.org.
miro. dance. theatre.
PO BOX 54551
Philadelphia, PA 19148