|Bebe Miller and the cast of "Prey"|
This semester, Emory University students had the honor of restaging Bebe Miller's "Prey"! In a joint intensive with Agnes Scott College, students first learned the work from a Labanotation score, and later had the privilege of working with Bebe Miller herself!
Emory University sophomore and dance major Talia Gergely took a moment to share her thoughts on the restaging process with us, as well as some of the wise words Miller left with her.
Prey, I perform a duet with dancer Diarra Web, from Agnes Scott College. Considering the fact that I was working with someone I have never met nor danced with before, we had a really great experience moving together. The one thing we did have in common was the mutual language of dance and sharing weight. Like Bebe said, "you may not know who you are dancing with, but you know how much they weigh".
|A small portion of the Labanotation score for "Prey"|
|Talia Gergely rehearsing|
Overall, I found so much depth in this three day intensive with Bebe Miller and I appreciated how she encouraged us to be more grounded and connected within ourselves and with the dancers around us.