Necessary Beauty


Project coordinators:
Bebe Miller
Dramaturgy: Talvin Wilks
Music: Albert Mathias
Text: Ain Gordon
Angie Hauser
Kathleen Hermesdorf
Kristina Isabelle
Cynthia Oliver
Yen-Fang Yu
Bebe Miller
Video art: Maya Ciarrocchi
Lighting Design: Michael Mazzola
Animation: Vita Berezina-Blackburn
Animation GAs: Iuri Lioi,
Steve Conroy

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:
Bebe Miller Company website: