Lie to Me and Shorter Stories

Miller Rothlein

2006
$20,000

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Miller Rothlein, Lie to Me and Shorter Stories, 2006. Photo by JJ Tiziou.

Miller Rothlein (MIRO) commissioned choreographer Antony Rizzi to create Lie to Me and Shorter Stories, a contemporary dance-theater piece informed by Rizzi’s time spent working with ballet choreographer William Forsythe. The work fuses image, text, and movement to create an environment of magical realism, complemented by video projections created by Pew Fellow Tobin Rothlein. Inspired by the writings of Franz Kafka, the interdisciplinary piece “explores the lies we tell ourselves and each other, and the lies we love to be told,” according to MIRO. Lie to Me and Shorter Stories premiered during the 2006 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.