Not then, not yet
Choreographer Tiffany Mills’s Not then, not yet, created in collaboration with Puerto Rican composer Angélica Negrón and French vocalist/composer Muriel Louveau, examines states of transition, drawing inspiration from the liminal space between endings and new beginnings. The artists’ initial interest in liminality comes from Mary Shelley’s life and early writing—specifically her examination of the threshold between creation and destruction, integration and isolation. Ruminating on what it means to be in between, the collaborators now look at portals and passageways through a 21st-century lens. Negrón’s blend of electro-acoustics mixed with classical instrumentation and found sounds, Louveau’s extreme vocal registers and neoclassical influences, and Mills’s raw and unhinged movement create a kinetically charged world that speaks to the subconscious.
Cast & Creative Team
Performers: Tiffany Mills, Jordan Morley, Kenneth Olguin, Nikolas Owens, Emily Pope, and Mei Yamanaka.
Choreography: Tiffany Mills
Dramaturgy: Kay Cummings
Original Composition: Angelica Negrón
Vocalist: Muriel Louveau
Lighting Design: Chris Hudacs
Costumes Design: Pei-Chi Su
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Tiffany Mills is a choreographer and artistic director of the New York City-based Tiffany Mills Company. Mills moved to New York in 1995 and formed Tiffany Mills Company in 2000. She has created over 20 works performed with a “fearless sense of freedom and exhilaration” (Washington Post). Recent NYC seasons include: The Flea Theater as a Resident Artist (2018); La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival (2016); BAM/Kennedy Center’s Professional Development Program, which culminated in a NYC season at the BAM Fisher (2013). The company’s work has been presented at: PICA’s TBA Festival (OR), Wexner Center (OH), Contemporary Dance Theater (OH), Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Residency (MA), Dance Place (Washington D.C.), Austin Dance Festival (TX), Guggenheim Museum Works & Process Series, Duke on 42nd Street, Symphony Space Dance Sampler, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Dance Now at Joe’s Pub, Dancing in the Streets, Joyce SoHo, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Danspace Project’s City/Dans Series, Dance Theater Workshop Fresh Tracks, PS 122 Avant Garde Arama, Movement Research at Judson Church, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, HERE art Center, and in Russia, Italy, Mexico, and Canada. The company holds an annual winter and summer intensive (2006–present). Mills’s guest teaching includes: Trisha Brown Studios, Dance New Amsterdam, Gibney Dance Center, Peridance, The Playground, Earthdance (MA), Velocity (WA), Conduit (OR), ACDA, universities and festivals nationally and internationally. Mills has received awards and residencies from: NYU’s Tisch Summer Dance Festival, CUNY Dance Initiative, BAM/DVIAM PDP, the Joyce Theater’s Mellon Anchor Tenant Program, Baryshnikov Arts Center, LMCC Swing Space, HERE Art Center, as well as University of Oregon Alumni Award & Boekhelheide Creativity Award, and Bogliasco/Jerome Robbins Foundation Fellowship, Italy (2007), and Bates Dance Festival’s Emerging Choreographer Award (1998). Mills has received funding from the Asian Cultural Council, Mertz Gilmore (via La MaMa), Evelyn Sharp Foundation, Harkness Foundation (via HERE), New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Bossak/Heilbron Foundation, Sorin Charitable Trust, Puffin, Meet the Composer, American Music Center, O’Donnell Green Foundation, and New Music USA. Mills received a BA from the University of Oregon and an MFA from Ohio State University. www.tiffanymillscompany.org