Field is the final choreography by Liz Gerring Dance Company in the trilogy of large scale proscenium works commissioned by Montclair Universitiy, N.J.'s Peak Perfs. Featuring seven dancers and created in collaboration with composer Michael J. Schumacher and production designer Robert Wierzel, glacier (2013), Horizon (2015) and now Field (2018) are each constructed using Gerring's powerful, evolving movement vocabulary. Gerring, Schumacher and Wierzel together, create a field of multiple dimensions with motion, light and sound. Field is based on an extended male quartet where human effort and the discipline of form emerge transcendent. The work features longtime principles Brandon Collwes and Claire Westby.
“No other American choreographer alive just now is making movement that so marvelously cleanses the palate the way Liz Gerring’s does,” The New York Times declared about Horizon when the full-length work premiered in 2015 to critical and audience acclaim. With strong clean lines and shapes, Horizon focuses on the idea of density. Expansive yet also pristine, the piece takes the form of a constantly shifting universe of activity that emphasizes Gerring’s distinct attunement to space. Performed by seven dancers, Horizon was commissioned by The Joyce and features production design by Robert Wierzel and a score by Michael J. Schumacher.
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