Liz Gerring Dance Company

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photo Thaddeus Rombauer




HORIZON at The Joyce Theater, NYC, Nov. 30-Dec. 3, 2017 More information and tickets on The Joyce Theater www site.

November 30-December 2, 2017 • 8:00 p.m.  | December 3, 2017 • 2:00 p.m.

Curtain Chat: Friday, Dec 1 2017





Liz Gerring was awarded a New York City Center Choreographic Fellowship for 2017. More information at City Center.



HORIZON at Colombia College Dance Center, Chicago, April 6-8, 2017 More information on Colombia College's www site.

April 6, 7 & 8, 2017 • 7:30 p.m.  Horizon performances with original cast.

Additional Events
Panel Discussion: Monday, April 3, 2017 | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Sherwood Community Music School Recital Hall, 1312 S. Michigan Ave.

Dance Center faculty and Presenting Series Curator and Director, Bonnie Brooks, facilitated a panel discussion about the Choreographic Process with Liz Gerring, Artistic Director of the Liz Gerring Dance Company, and was joined by Chicago artists Carrie Hanson and Mark Jeffery.

Post Performance Conversation: Thursday, April 6

Pre Performance Talk: Friday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Sherwood Community Music School recital hall, 1312 S. Michigan Ave.Chicago

The company also engaged in teaching master classes.


Ashley Bouder Project and New York Jazzharmonic
Liz Gerring choreographs a duet on Ahsley Bouder & Sarah Mearns

March 17, 18, 2017, Symphony Space, NYC,
more information here

Liz Gerring collaborated with award winning NYC based composer Anna Webber, creating "duet" featuring both Ms. Bouder and fellow NYC Ballet principal dancer Sara Mearns -  one of the very first times that these two prima ballerinas appeared together onstage.


Roulette Mixology: Dance & Installation, Liz Gerring with composer Michael Schumacher / cellist Leila Bordreuil / video artist Ursula Scherrer

Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Brooklyn's Roulette.

A 4-hour durational experience for dancers, 12-channel sound, and multi-channel video projection with audience invited to wander and wonder. 



(T)here to (T)here - World Premiere November 10-12, 2016 8pm
at Baryshnikov Arts Center, a Lincoln Center White Light Festival

Liz Gerring Dance Company returns to BAC in collaboration with visual artist Kay Rosen

Choreographer Liz Gerring is known for turning abstract movement,
minimalist scores, and austere staging into profound, lucid artistry.
Using projected text by artist Kay Rosen to create a visual space of
words and color, (T)here to (T)here follows a central couple
whose solos come together and move apart, mirroring the cyclical nature
of relationships. Featuring an original score by frequent Gerring
collaborator Michael J. Schumacher, this intimate performance allows the
audience to experience the dancers as individuals with unique, yet
universal, human experiences.

More information



New trio work & HORIZON at Centre nationale de danse Angers, France May 19, 2016

Liz Gerring presented Horizon, and a new trio work entitled 'Trio' created at CNDC Angers during a two week May 2016 residency.

Gerring Dance Company new work creation residency and performance at
CNDC Angers, France is supported by FUSED: French-US Exchange in Dance, a
program of the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance
Project, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United
States, and FACE Foundation, with lead funding from the Doris Duke
Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Florence
Gould Foundation, and the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.
Avec le soutien du Centre national de danse contemporaine ANGERS dans le
cadre des Accueil Studio.

The company would like to thank Robert Swinston for making our residency and performance possible.

More information on CNDC



HORIZON at Montclair State University Thursday, December 10 through Sunday, December 13, 2015

Liz Gerring returned to the Kasser fresh from the ongoing success of her
acclaimed work glacier (Peak Performances, 2013). In her new piece,
Horizon, she’s experimenting with density, complexity, and how a
multiplicity of activities presents a constantly shifting universe.
Under Robert Wierzel’s sky-like ceiling, Gerring’s dancers are propelled
by the original score, composed by long-time collaborator Michael J.
Schumacher and performed live by Schumacher and percussionist Bill
Solomon. Costumes by Liz Prince.

More information at Peak Perfs




Wednesday August 19 through Saturday August 22, 8:15pm; Saturday August 22 and Sunday August 23, 2:15pm.

More information on The Pillow's WWW site.



is a pleasure to recognize Liz for her distinguished work," says
Jacob's Pillow Executive and Artistic Director Ella Baff. "She is a
fascinating dance-maker. While you are enjoying the impressive
athleticism and rigor of her dances, your eyes and mind open up to the
creative inner workings of how dances are made. She is adventurous,
super-intelligent, and a true original."

In a
recent review, Alastair Macaulay of The New York Times describes Liz
Gerring's work as " full-bodied dancing that changes my breathing...
This is engagingly here-and-now dancing; and that kinesthetic effect is
something rare, even intoxicating."

She accepted the Award and members of Liz Gerring Dance Company performed an adapted excerpt of glacier at the Pillow's Season Opening Gala on Saturday, June 20. The company will return to perform the evening-length work glacier in the Doris Duke Theatre August 19-23. 

Read the full announcment here


GLACIER on Western Washington University Dance students

The Liz Gerring Dance Company set an edited version of glacier on Western Washington University Dance students. performed April 23-26, 2015 at WWU,
Gerring company dancers Adele Nickel, Jessica Weiss, Claire Westby and Liz Gerring
worked with students in the winter and spring of 2015 preparing the


GLACIER AT THE JOYCE - 3 performances

March 31-April 2, 2015: Tuesday 7:30pm, Wednesday 7:30pm, Thursday 8pm

glacier is an evening length choreographic
work for eight dancers based on composer Michael J. Schumacher's
2007-2012 work of the same name. glacier was originally
premiered at Montclair State University in September 2013 where it was a
Peak Performances @ Montclair State (NJ) commission. Bessie nominated, glacier was on the NY Times list of the top ten dance works of 2013. This is the last chance to see glacier with all members of the original cast. 

Music by MIchael J. Schumacher, Production Design Robert Wierzel.

More information on the Joyce's www site



The Gerring Variation was performed in Program B at The Joyce Theater: February 10, 13, 14 (eve), 17, 19, and 22 (eve) 2015 and will continue touring in 2015.


Gerring was one of four commissioned choreographers chosen in 2015 to
make a fresh Lamentation Variation based on Martha Graham's iconic solo
of 1930. LGDC resident composer Michael J. Schumacher transforms
Kodaly's original piano work; with lighting by Amith Chandrashaker and
costume designs by Reid & Harriet.
With just ten hours of rehearsal time and a four minute time limit,
each of the pieces distills the choreographer's take on Graham's solo.

More information at Martha Graham Dance Company here and here on the works, and here for more info from the Joyce.

Liz Gerring Dance Company at the NYU Tisch Dance Summer Residency and Festival 2014 

May 27-30 Liz Gerring and company dancers were happy to lead classes and teach during this year's Summer intensive at NYU.

Liz Gerring Dance Company at Emelin Theater's Dance Off the Grid: OTG Series

May 15 at 8pm, 2014 in Mamaroneck, NY. Curator Valerie Gladstone
presents Liz Gerring, Sean Curran, Larry Keigwin and Leandro Silva and
their companies in a series of shorter works.

More information on The Emelin Theater's www site.


Fridays at Noon at 92Y Harkness Dance Center

May 2, 2014 Liz Gerring, Stephen Petronio, Keely Garfield and their
dancers presented an informal look at and discussion of process.

More information at Friday's At Noon 




Friday, Feb. 28, 8 p.m., McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart Hall, 150 N Merion Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.

glacier is an evening length choreographic work for eight dancers based on
composer Michael J. Schumacher's 2007-2012 work of the same name. glacier was originally premiered at Montclair State University in September 2013
where it was a Peak Performances @ Montclair State (NJ) commission.

The Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series gratefully acknowledges support from The Miriam Schultz Grunfeld '69 Fund, established by Carl Grunfeld, M.D., friends, and family members in memory of Miriam Schultz Grunfeld '69. Since 1996, the Grunfeld Fund has enriched student life by supporting art history, the arts and literature. The Bryn Mawr College
Performing Arts Series gratefully acknowledges support from the
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for its 2013-14 season.

More information at 


PEAK PERFORMANCES 2013/14 "Raise The Bar"

The World Premiere of glacier premiered 19-22 September, 2013 at the Alexander Kasser Theater at
Montclair State University, the opening event of the season.

glacier is an evening length choreographic work for eight dancers based on
composer Michael J. Schumacher's 2007-2012 work of the same name.

glacier is a Peak Performances @ Montclair State (NJ) commission and was developed partially in residency there.

More information on Peak Performances at



Liz Gerring Dance Company participated in curator Doug Varone's 92Y Harkness Dance Festival, Stripped/Dressed, March 8-10, 2013, Buttenwieser Hall, NYC presenting a version of she dreams in code.

How do artists create dance? This season's Harkness dance Festival takes you deep inside the creative process in its innovative Stripped/Dressed series, festival artists, each with widely differing approaches to choreography, demystify the process. First, artists discuss their inspiration - showing excerpts and talking with collaborators - all in an informal, stripped setting, with no lights or costumes. In the second part of the evening artists present the same work entirely dressed in its completed theatrical form.

More information on the festival here.


Western Washington University Dance Faculty

Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, invited the Liz Gerring Dance
Company to develop a shortened version of she dreams in code on their students who presented the 27 minute work during the Dance Faculty
Concert, April 18-21, 2013, WWU PAC main-stage.

On October 28, 2012, Liz Gerring Dance Company presented a 30 minute showing of
repertoire during their two week teaching residency at the university.



Liz Gerring Dance Company presented she dreams in code August 15-19, 2012 in the Doris Duke Theater at Jacob's Pillow Dance.

Program info here.



Liz Gerring Dance Company's adapted version of their acclaimed work “Lichtung / Clearing” was presented on the final two evenings of this year's Fall for Dance Festival, November 5 & 6, 2011, at New York City Center. The program featured
performances by Maurice Chestnut, New York City Ballet and
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

FFD info here. FFD program info for November 5th & 6th here.

Read the NYTimes review



The World Premiere of she dreams in code October 13 - 16, 2011.

Baryshnikov Arts Center program info here

Read the reviews here


SF Performances and Workshop

Read the NY TIMES review

Performance week in San Francisco, Thursday, March 3 to Sunday, March 6, 2011: she dreams in code excerpt from this new work in progress. Z Space @ Theater Artaud, 450 Florida Street, San Francisco. Hope Mohr Dance fourth home season featured the world premiere of The Unsayable, a performance project bringing together dancers and war veterans, and a new work in progress by guest artist Liz Gerring Dance Company.

Friday March 6 2:15-4 pm Workshop/Open Rehearsal with Liz Gerring at Stanford University with advanced ballet/advanced modern students. Open to the public. Location TBA.



Dance From The Heart, Monday, March 21, 2011. 6.30pm & 8.30pm (includes post-performance cocktail reception with cast)

The Liz Gerring Dance Company is proud to participate in this year's Dancers Responding To Aids benefit evening.

Now in its sixth year, DANCE FROM THE HEART will offer four performances over two days and feature 19 dance companies. Come experience some of the finest dance New York has to offer, all to benefit Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.