This work – a duet performed with live solo violin, played by Nicholas Tavani of Aeolus Quartet – explores the dramatic interplay between the formal structures of Baroque composer Biber’s Passacaglia violin solo & the emotional undercurrent found in response to the music’s themes & cadences. Current Frame premiered in August 2012 at the Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival in Akron, Ohio.
Amy Miller has a long-standing relationship with the City of Akron. She received her training at the Dance Institute of the University of Akron & at the Joffrey Ballet School. Miller performed with the dance project New Steps from 1991-1997 & was a member of Ohio Ballet from 1991-2001. A founding member of GroundWorks DanceTheater, she has created eleven works for the company including eleveneleven (2006) composed by New York composer/musician Ryan Lott (aka Son Lux), & Allow (2008) composed by Oberlin College graduate Alex Christie. Valence (2009) was created in collaboration with Oberlin College professor Peter Swendsen from the renowned TIMARA School (Technology in Music & the Related Arts.) Since 2008, she has been commissioned to create works for Cleveland’s Dance/Theater Collective, as well as the dance programs of Bowling Green State University & the University of Akron. She holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Akron & was voted 2009 Outstanding Artist in Dance by the Akron Area Arts Alliance. Miller’s choreography earned a 2010 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award.
Since relocating to New York City in 2010, she has performed with David Parker & The Bang Group, jill sigman/thinkdance, Gibney Dance & in the work of Lynne Taylor-Corbett, & appeared in the Metropolitan Opera’s upcoming production of Don Giovanni. Amy now holds the position of Associate Artistic Director at Gibney Dance.
October 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Gimme ArtsNow podcast with Amy Miller
GroundWorks founding member Amy Miller shares about her new work for the Fall Dance Series, Vade Mecum, on the Gimme ArtsNow podcast. Host Roger Riddle talks to Amy about growing up in Akron, her early dance
January 29th, 2015|Comments Off on GroundWorks DanceTheater to Premiere Two New Works as Part of Spring Series at St. Ignatius’ Breen Center for Performing Arts
CLEVELAND, OH (January 29, 2015) – GroundWorks DanceTheater will host the Cleveland premiere of two new works as part of the company’s 6th-annual Spring concert series at the Breen Center for the Performing Arts on
September 29th, 2014|Comments Off on GroundWorks INsider: Getting the Story Behind Always with Amy Miller, Associate Artistic Director (GroundWorks/Gibney Dance)
The best partnerships produce work that is timeless and perpetually relevant. Fitting then, in the case of Groundworks’ upcoming collaborative endeavor with New York-based Gibney Dance, the title of the piece should be Always. The
Choreography: Amy Miller – in collaboration with Kathryn Wells Taylor, Gary Lenington, Felise Bagley and Damien Highfield
Music: Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Passacaglia from the Mystery Sonatas