"Miller’s work is
wrenching and moving and even though you might need a period of recovery
afterwards, you’ll find that her works beckon for repeated viewings. " - Dance Europe
"[Blush] dares you not to get caught up in its delicious strangeness, fierce aggression and raw beauty."
- New York Press
Founded in 2006 by choreographer Andrea Miller, a former Ensemble Batsheva dancer, New York City-based Gallim Dance will perform Blush, a visceral and invigorating full-evening work set to a score ranging from Chopin to electro punk. Drawing on Butoh and ballet, six dancers covered in white paint increasingly make contact; as icy movement melt into achingly tender moments. Dense with emotion and physical exertion, the explosive raw power of Blush eventually exposes the dancers' rosy flesh, and the ecstasy of their existence.
FREE Pre-Performance Movement Workshop begins at 2:15PM
The Dance Center’s presentation of Gallim Dance is funded, in part, by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Illinois Arts Council.