Lie to Me and shorter stories


“There are only two things. Truth and lies. Truth is indivisible, hence it cannot recognize itself; anyone who wants to recognize it has to be a lie.” – Franz Kafka




Image and movement–fused together by narcoleptics, pyromaniacs, and paper dolls.  LIE TO ME… explores the lies we tell each other, the lies we tell ourselves, and the lies we love to be told.  Inspired by Franz Kafka’s writings, this work of magical realism combines Miller Rothlein’s vision with Antony Rizzi’s multidisciplinary sensibility–shaped by his time working with choreographer William Forsythe.

Premiere: 09/07/2006  Live Arts Festival, The Cinema at Penn, Philadelphia, PA

Concept and Direction: Amanda Miller, Tobin Rothlein, and Antony Rizzi
Choreography: Amanda Miller and Antony Rizzi
Video: Antony Rizzi and Tobin Rothlein
Lighting Design: James Clotfelter
Set and Costume Design: Amanda Miller, Antony Rizzi, and Tobin Rothlein
Text: Antony Rizzi and Tobin Rothlein
“Sleep Fell” Text: William Cody Maher
Music: Chris Clark, Planet Jazz, Panasonic and Shooby Taylor
“Sleep Fell” Music: Frank Pyne / David Moufang from The Suitcase
Original Cast: Rick Callender, Amanda Miller, Kristin Osler, Melissa Toogood, and Andre Zachery

Funded in part by Dance Advance, a program of the Philadelphia Center for Arts and Heritage, an initiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts, administered by the University of the Arts; the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival; and Kunstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany

“…a gnarled, invitingly impenetrable-seeming world…” –The New York Times

“a dense, hypnotic experience.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer

“…spectacular dancing and mind-expanding visuals… a study in understatement pointing to the profound.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer


• Philadelphia Inquirer reviews LIE TO ME and shorter stories

Electronic Press Kits and other Supporting Materials
• Lie To Me technical rider

Photos related to the LIE TO ME and shorter stories:
Lie to Me: paper dress solo  Lie to Me: Miller Solo  Lie to Me: Chairs
Video related to LIE TO ME and shorter stories:
Making Lie To Me  Lie To Me Highlights