Since its inception in NYC in 1998, The Liz Gerring Dance Company has been exploring non-narrative, abstract movement, often derived from natural gesture. Works are characterized by their intense physicality and intricate choreography. Movement is evolved from cause & effect rather than storytelling, and framed by independent media elements – often a multi-channel sound score, or video set design.
The company is noted for its close collaboration with contemporary visual artists and a longtime association with electronic music composer Michael J. Schumacher. In 2001 Gerring & Schumacher with the support of Kirk Radke founded the non-profit TonalMotion Inc., dedicated to the creation and presentation of movement & sound art. Its activities include Diapason Gallery and The Liz Gerring Dance Company.
The Company currently numbers eight dancers, and regularly presents performances in venues throughout New York City and beyond.