For Immediate Release

ANDREA MILLER’S “FOLD HERE” RECEIVES WORLD PREMIERE AT PEAK PERFORMANCES, SEPTEMBER 26-29

One of the most sought after young choreographers working today, Andrea Miller will present the world premiere of her most ambitious dance to date, “Fold Here,” commissioned by Peak Performances where it debuts September 26-29 at the Alexander Kasser Theater.

A kinetic response to Raymond Carver’s multi-layered short story Cathedral, “Fold Here” explores the spiritual and emotional dimensions which Carver charts through the unexpected relationship between a blind man and a sighted man. Employing movement crafted from the raw energy of human emotion, generosity, and compassion, “Fold Here” illuminates the transformative effects borne through the collision of the two mens’ worlds.pr_AndreaMiller_09092013-1

Miller’s collaborators for “Fold Here” include lighting designer Robert Wierzel, composer and sound designer Andrzej Przybytkowski, projection and video designer Tal Rosner and, dramaturg Alejandro Rodriguez, and costume designer Jenny Lai.

On Sunday, September 22 and Monday, September 23, Miller’s work will be the subject of “Works & Process”, a performance and discussion at the Solomon H. Guggenheim Museum. Beginning at 7:30pm, each evening will be moderated by Peak Performances Artistic Director Jedediah Wheeler.

BACKGROUND

Since Gallim first captured public and critical attention with performances at Joyce Soho in 2008, the company has performed at New York City Center, The Joyce Theater, Dance Theater Workshop, as well as in major American and European cities. Following its performances at Peak Performances, Gallim will be seen at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (October 12); Teatro Nacional de Panama, Panama City, Panama (October 21); Cascia Hall Performing Arts Center, Tulsa, OK (November 14-17); Festspiele Ludwigshafen, Ludwigshafen, Germany (November 29), and Théatre National de Chaillot, Paris, France (December 4-7). In February 2012, the company established a permanent home, which includes an administrative office and studio space at the The Church of St. Luke & St. Matthew.

Where To Go

The Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University is located at 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey 07043. Tickets are $20, and are available at the box office, www.peakperfs.org, or by calling 973-655-5112.

Charter bus service is provided from New York City’s Port Authority Bus Terminal – arcade on 41st Street between 8th and 9th Avenues – to the Alexander Kasser Theater ($10 per person, roundtrip) for all Saturday and Sunday performances. Bus reservations may be made by calling 973-655-5112 or by visiting www.peakperfs.org. For train service, available only on weekdays, go online to www.njtransit.com or call 973-275-5555.

For restaurants close to the Alexander Kasser Theater, visit www.destinationmontclair.com.

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Fold Here is commissioned by Peak Performances @ Montclair State (NJ). Fold Here is co-commissioned by Dancers’ Workshop Jackson Hole and the Gallim Dance Commissioners Circle. Music for Fold Here is commissioned by the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation. First Republic Bank is the Lead Sponsor of Fold Here. Additional funding support has been generously provided by the Princess Grace Foundation - USA, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, and the Puffin Foundation. Research for Fold Here was supported by the Jerwood Studio at Sadler’s Wells Programs in this season are made possible in part by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts; the New Jersey State Council for the Arts/Dept. of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts; Discover Jersey Arts; the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation; and the National Dance Project (NDP) of the New England Foundation for the Arts.
Photo by: Tom Caravaglia
Dancer: Emily Terndrup