October 6th at 9:00 pm

Lie To Me and shorter stories

Artistic directors Amanda Miller and Tobin Rothlein collaborate with Frankfurt choreographer Antony Rizzi to create a whirling array of narcoleptics, pyromaniacs, and paper dolls that weave video art, ballet and modern dance into a magic-realism performance that explores the lies we tell each other, the lies we tell ourselves, and the lies we love to be told. Inspired by Franz Kafka's writings, motifs from classical ballets, and stories of geographical displacement, this work combines the choreography of Amanda Miller and experimental media of Tobin Rothlein with Antony Rizzi's unique blend of theater, video and dance, shaped in part by his twenty years working in Germany with choreographer William Forsythe.

Miro Dance Theatre
Miro (Amanda Miller and Tobin Rothlein) creates and performs original work that explores the collaborative intersections of contemporary dance, video, and visual art.

In 2004 dancer and choreographer Amanda Miller and video and visual artist Tobin Rothlein founded Miro Dance Theatre in order to realize their unique creative vision, and explore the intersections of contemporary choreography, video, and visual art. Miller, with ten years experience as a dancer at the Pennsylvania Ballet and choreographic studies in Europe under Siobhan Davies, is at the helm of Miro’s choreographic exploration. Rothlein, whose work as video artist and visual designer for Rennie Harris Puremovement and others has garnered accolades nationally and internationally, oversees the company’s work in combining dance, multi-media and visual arts. Miro produces the work of Miller and Rothlein alongside special collaborations with invited friends and guests.

Miro shares its vision with the general and artistic communities through outreach in the form of residency activities, open studios, workshops, master classes, and access to visiting artists. Miro believes in the importance of establishing creative and mutually beneficial partnerships with other organizations, individuals and artists in the communities where we live, work, and perform.