Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – movement

Bebe Miller

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – movement
Region: Vashon, WA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2023

A native New Yorker, Bebe Miller first performed her choreography at NYC’s Dance Theater Workshop in 1978. She formed Bebe Miller Company in 1985 to pursue her interest in finding a physical language for the human condition. Since then, Bebe has created more than 50 dance works for the company that have been performed in nearly 400 engagements worldwide. Her work has been performed by Kyle Abraham’s A.I.M. (Abraham In Motion), Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Oregon Ballet Theater, Boston Ballet, Philadanco, Salt Lake City’s Repertory Dance Theater, the UK’s Phoenix Dance Company, and PACT Dance Company of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Over the last decade, Bebe Miller Company has produced a variety of digital and performance projects, most recently Vault, a multi-year series of convenings focused on artist-driven archives, and the eBook How Dancing Is Built: The Making of In A Rhythm.

Miller’s writing has appeared in Contact Quarterly and Dance Magazine, and is included in The Sentient Archive: Bodies, Performance and Memory, edited by Bill Bissell and Linda Caruso Haviland.

While at MacDowell, she worked on a new book, A Gathering of Grownups, an accounting of studio practice in contemporary dance, its weaving of personal history and cultural affect alongside a group’s related vectors of perspective, on the move together toward encounter.



Bebe Miller worked in the Firth studio.

Originally a working barn perched atop the namesake hill of Hillcrest Farm, this building was converted to serve the arts in 1956. A grand set of windows was installed to make the large interior suitable for visual artists, bringing in abundant natural light from the north. The addition of a screened porch and accessible entrance ramp…

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