“Landing/Place was just wonderful.”

– John Rockwell, The New York Times, 2005


LANDING/PLACE concerns the impact of the unfamiliar alongside the everyday (picture any collision of images that tells you you’re not at home). One’s presence in a known landscape is a kind of self-portrait, and the lively exchange of competing ideas of “place” is at the heart of our social interaction. With dance for the camera, interactive digital media and live performance, LANDING/PLACE explores sensory, spatial and cultural dislocation, the yearning towards order in the apprehension of difference (is there an emotional experience that can be quantified? Is there a technology in how I see what I see?). After premiering in 2005,
LANDING/PLACE, choreographed and directed by Bebe Miller, was performed through 2007 by Jeanine Durning, Kathleen Fisher, Angie Hauser, Kathleen Hermesdorf, Darrell Jones, David Thomson and Keith Thompson with live music by Albert Mathias. Lighting design is by Michael Mazzola, dramaturgy by Talvin Wilks, digital animation by Vita Berezina-Blackburn, and video design by Maya Ciarrocchi. Contributing dance artists include Sarah Gamblin, Ted Johnson and Karl Rogers.

For LANDING/PLACE the space is configured with upstage and downstage scrims carrying large scale media projections. These two views display real-time manipulated video and digital animations. The projections act in conversation with the dance and present images that conjure mood, place, and temporality.

To view a video excerpt, visit our Media page.

Choreography and Direction: Bebe Miller

Dancers: Kathleen Fisher, Darrell Jones, Angie Hauser, Kathleen Hermesdorf and David Thomson

Music: Albert Mathias

Animation: Vita Berezina-Blackburn

Video Artist: Maya Ciarrocchi

Lighting Design: Michael Mazzola

Dramaturg: Talvin Wilks

Premiere: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Univ. of Maryland, 2005

“Bebe Miller is a master of theatricality, with movement extremes that are delicious to follow as you lose yourself in her psychological landscapes.“
– Tom Pearson, NYC Dance Journal, 2005

Bebe talks with Suzanne Carbonneau on motion capture technology for ‘Landing Place’ at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.

“Landing/Place is a multimedia symphony with waves of stunning, captivating images.”
– The Columbus Dispatch, 2005


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