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Field Days

In 1984, choreographer William Forsythe brought the American dancer and choreographer Amanda Miller to Ballett Frankfurt, where he was artistic director at that time. She kept working with this company, after which she set up the dance group ‘Pretty Ugly’ in 1992. In 1997 her company got a home base in Freiburg and it was given the name Ballett Freiburg Pretty Ugly.  By now based in Cologne (Pretty Ugly Dance Köln), Amanda Miller is still attracting much attention with her company of seven dancers.   

Outside her own group, Miller creates ballets with companies all over the world, like for Frankfurt Ballet, London Contemporary Dance Theatre, Bat-Sheva Dance Company, Balletto di Toscana, Gulbenkian Ballet, Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève and Zurich Ballet. In addition, she has set up the company ‘Yummi Dance’ in Japan. In 2004 she started the ‘Art for Tibet’ fund, with which she raises money for people and projects in Tibet.

Amanda Miller is an innovative choreographer who allows various styles to emerge in her dance language and is always looking for new approaches. For this she likes to be inspired by music and other art forms, like literature. In 2004 she won the Zwaan award for best dance production with the ballet Four for Nothing, which she made for Scapino Ballet in Rotterdam. The judges praised the ‘perfect combination of dance and disorderly text’ in this ballet. In ‘Entwine’, Amanda Miller brings new work for Nederlands Dans Theater I.

World premiere

3 februari 2011, Lucent Danstheater, Den Haag.


Amanda Miller

Additional Credits

Muziek: Fred Frith (nieuwe compositie)

Kostuums ontwerp: Amanda Miller, Nicole Rauscher

Textiel ontwerp: Nicole Rauscher (tillett/

Licht ontwerp: Amanda Miller

Technische realisatie licht: Jeroen Cool