2013, DANCE NEW AMSTERDAM, NY
2013, BROOKLYN FIRE PROOF, NY
"mili mili" marks the first group piece Susannah choreographed after years of making and performing solo dance work. It was the culmination of the four-month long intensive program "Choreographic Investigation Course" at Dance New Amsterdam (presently Gibney Dance). With "mili mili" Susannah began working with other bodies, introduced sound-making and vocalization into her choreography, making the bridge between dance and multi-elemental performance art.
"mili mili" is a Croatian phrase signifying a very intimate form of tenderness. Susannah wished to explore this state from a creature level, as individual entities, interpersonally relating forms, and an amorphous collective creating a gauze, both expansive and highly, intrinsically intimate. Noises of the forest, the radical nature of finding oneself in a body, the Fellini coming-of-age film "Amarcord," and the animal desires to both be with and to separate from, were potent ingredients in this piece.