Suzanne Miller and Allan Paivio

Dance and music performance
convent, Chapel of St. Benedict
Plasy Monastery 1995

Entarctic Shelf Festival: 27. 6. – 3. 7. 1995


Suzanne Miller and Allan Paivio (Canada) have worked as a choreographer and composer team for the last ten years. Their powerful and innovative work is poetic and visceral, speaking of shared experience. Paivio’s electronic and acoustic violin combined with vocal and prepared piano create a sonic balance with Miller’s elementary body. language.

Suzanne Miller and Allan Paivio, a choreographer and composer team directs a dance company dedicated to the art of collaboration. They take performance and question its representation and mediation. Immediacy and transformation are central to their work. Using the body as a starting place, their corporeal lived experience attempts to expand the personal to the level of cultural discourse. They commemorate forebears’ and invoke ancestral and artistic lineage attempting to create allegories that activate and revive a social consciousness.

Suzanne Miller & Allan Paivio Productions was founded as a non-profit organization in 1998 after more than a decade of dance/music/collaborations. This history includes the production of over thirty works performing in theatres, festivals, symposiums, residencies and site-specific events. The company has toured North America, South America, Europe, and the Middle East.