Sama

“With all the conveniences and uncharted opportunities of the digital revolution we might also be numbing our bodies as the fundamental key of being in the world and knowing it.  Is this the beginning of an apocalypse of the body? There are essential, ambiguous and complex elements of our humanity that we can only be accessed through our physical experience.

“Sama (a combination of the ancient Greek word for ‘body’ and Slovenian for ‘by herself’) is a glimpse at a tangible universe where individuals have a space to express themselves and transcend through their skin into social interaction, knowledge and spirituality.

“Forget conventional, oversimplifying or automated rules of reasoning. The body is the chance of being without reducing.”

– Andrea Miller

This production was made possible thanks to the support of the Rambert Commissioning Council.

Choreographer:
Andrea Miller
Rehearsal Assistant:
Allysen Hooks
Lighting design:
Paul Keogan
Costume design:
Hogan McLaughlin
Composers:
Vladimir Zaldwich and Frédéric Despierre
Sound editor:
Phil Gould
Stilt consultant:
Lila Lifely

Choreographer, Artistic Director, and Founder of Brooklyn-based company GALLIM, Andrea Miller is a groundbreaking artist who brings unbounded imagination, physical virtuosity, and a sense of deep humanity to her work. Her creations penetrate the elusive meanings of existence with unbridled nerve and a rare poetic instinct.

Miller has been recognized with fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Sadler’s Wells, New York City Center, and the Princess Grace Foundation. Named the 2017–2018 Artist-in-Residence at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Miller was the first choreographer to hold that distinction. In October 2018, she was featured in Forbes as a female entrepreneur and leader in the dance world. More

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