betsy miller dance projects
The (still perfectly fine) Adventures of Unicorn Hair + Dragon Heartstring
combines the whimsy of fairytales, wacky games and stories, virtuosic contemporary dance, and an improvisational framework to explore the potential of play and imagination in allowing us to show up more whole, more present, and more ready to face challenge in a world of uncertainty.
Created and performed by Betsy Miller and Matthew Cumbie, this dance theatre duet was originally commissioned by AS220 for the Modern Movements Festival in Providence, RI; it has since been revisited for performances at the SomDance Fest, with support from the Somerville Arts Council: Bates Dance Festival, with support from the New England Foundation for the Arts: and in Derby Square, the outdoor town square in Salem, MA, with support from the Salem Arts Council.
Through this work, and the support of the Somerville Arts Council, Matthew and Betsy were also mentored by internationally-renown dancemaker John Jasperse in the preparation for participation in the SomDance Fest.
Unicorn Hair + Dragon Heartstring TELL THE TRUTH,
a sequel to the work, premiered at The Never Before Never Again Improv Festival at Triskelion in Brooklyn, NY in February 2020.
more rep coming soon...