Amanda Miller (left) and Viji Rao in “How Am I Not Myself,” a new work by Miller’s Miro Dance Theatre that had its U.S. premiere over the weekend at the Painted Bride.
Posted on Mon, Feb. 1, 2010
Blending East and West styles of dance
By Merilyn Jackson
For The Inquirer
Globally, there have to be as many forms of dance as there are varieties of flowers. In India, for example, two classics are Kathak and Bharatanatyam; in the West, ballet and modern. Viji Rao, who dances classical Bharatanatyam, and Amanda Miller, a former ballerina who incorporates modern dance into the choreography of her Miro Dance Theater, recently collaborated on a performance piece. After touring India last month, How Am I Not Myself had its American premiere over the weekend at the Painted Bride.