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Field Illustration by Dominic Kesterton
Even more than “Glacier” and “Horizon,” the first two installments in Liz Gerring’s trilogy for Peak Performances, in Montclair, New Jersey, her new addition, “Field” (Oct. 18-21), doesn’t disguise its influences. Against the spare murmurings of a score that incorporates found sound, the work often resembles one of Merce Cunningham’s nature studies, when its use of stage edges isn’t calling to mind Trisha Brown. Gerring does her masters proud, but she’s more distinctive in the sporty air she gives to big, bold shapes and bodies bent way over.