Summary: Comprised of intimate, multimedia segments for six dancers, Necessary Beauty continues a line of investigation into the convergence of dance, theater and digital technology.Installations; Interdisciplinary Collaborations; Intermedia Performances Project coordinators: Choreographer/director: Bebe Miller Dramaturgy: Talvin Wilks Music: Albert Mathias Text: Ain Gordon Performers: Angie Hauser Kathleen Hermesdorf Kristina Isabelle Cynthia Oliver Yen-Fang Yu Bebe Miller Design/Production: Video art: Maya Ciarrocchi Lighting Design: Michael Mazzola Animation: Vita Berezina-Blackburn Animation GAs: Iuri Lioi, Steve Conroy Summary: To paraphrase Einstein, “the most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mysterious.” Necessary Beauty conjures the rhythm of action and memory – and that fleeting clarity a second look can provide. Comprised of intimate, multimedia segments for six dancers, Necessary Beauty continues a line of investigation into the convergence of dance, theater and digital technology that resulted in the Bessie award-winning work Landing/Place, and features the same creative team: choreographer/director Bebe Miller, video artist Maya Ciarrocchi, animator Vita Berezina-Blackburn, dramaturg Talvin Wilks, lighting designer Michael Mazzola and composer Albert Mathias. Joining the team with provocative new text is writer Ain Gordon. Performers include Angie Hauser, Kathleen Hermesdorf, Kristina Isabelle, Cynthia Oliver and Yen-Fang Yu, along with Bebe Miller. The project has been stated as... "...magical...unexpectedly filled with allusive mystery." The New York Times, 2008 "…flawlessly constructed…emotions… seep slowly into the soul so that they go right along with you as you exit the theater." The Columbus Dispatch, 2008 For more information, visit: Vita Berezina-Blackburn website: https://accad.osu.edu/people/berezina-blackbu.1 Bebe Miller Company website: https://ch1prd0104.outlook.com/ Completed in 2008.