Liz Gerring Dance Company

Additional Collaborators

Burt Barr


Burt Barr has shown video works at The National Gallery of Art; The Reina Sofia Museum; The Whitney Museum; The Philadelphia Museum of Art; The Yale University Art Gallery; The Boymans Museum and ZKM Germany. Print editions have been produced at Graphicstudio in Tampa.

He is the recipient of numerous grants including six from The National Endowment for the Arts, three New York State Council on the Arts, The American Film Institute, The Andrea Frank Foundation, The Massachusetts Council on the Arts & Humanities, The Foundation for Contemporary Art, and The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Burt Barr lives and works in New York City and is represented by Sikkema Jenkins & Company.  
With Liz Gerring Dance Company Set Designer: When You Lose Something You Can’t Replace, 2006.

Ursula Scherrer

Video Set Designer

Ursula Scherrer is a Swiss video artist living in New York City. The poetic quality of her work reminds one of moving paintings, drawing the viewer into the images, leaving the viewer with their own stories. She transforms landscapes into serene, abstract portraits of rhythm, color and light, where the images have less to do with what we see then the feeling they leave behind.

She has worked with the composers/musicians Shelley Hirsch, Michelle Nagai, Kato Hideki, Flo Kaufmann, Domenico Sciajno, Michael J. Schumacher, as well as with choreographer Liz Gerring in the creation of video and sound installations, live performances and single-channel videos. 

Together with Katherine Liberovskaya, Scherrer organizes OptoSonic Tea, a series dedicated to the convergence of live visuals with live sounds.

Collaborations with Liz Gerring Dance Company: Lowlight, 2002; Tonight Clearing, Tomorrow Clear; Lichtung/Clearing, 2010.

Willy Le Maitre

Video set designer

Willy Le Maitre's background as a painter is apparent in his work with the Liz Gerring Dance Company. His established practice as a media artist has garnered international acclaim including awards from Vida, Spain (Artificial Life) and the Telefilm prize at Images Festival in Toronto, Canada. He has worked collaboratively on many projects. His widely shown innovative video-based art works have been featured in New York at The New Museum, The Kitchen, and Canada Gallery. His most recent concentration has been in three-dimensional stereoscopic video. The results of 3-D experiments he has made over the course of the past six years posit the number of plausible dimensions as thirteen or fourteen. For several years he has worked as a curator and programmer at the Banff New Media Institute and at the Subtle Technologies Festival.

Vittoria Chierici


Vittoria Chierici was born in Bologna where she studied at the DAMS, facoulty of Arts, Music and Performing Arts where she received a Master degree in Art. She studied fine arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York  where later she also studied film making at  NYU and New York Film Academy In Italy in the 80's Vittoria Chierici belonged to young artists groups. The Enfatisti in Bologna curated by art critic Francesca Alinovi and the Neo Conceptuals in Milano represented by the architect and art critic Corrado Levi. In 1989, Vittoria Chierici with the 10 paintings installation, Coca Cola Classic, represented Italy in the new artist international show, The Seven Artists, organized in Tokyo by the Mori family.

In 1999, She was invited to the Venice Biennal  in the “Progetto Oreste”. Vittoria Chierici has been assistant professor at the Milano Politecnico, Faculty of Design. From 2002 to 2006.From the mid '80s, the artist had solo and group shows in Italy and abroad. (Spain, England, Japan, Argentina among the others.) Works by Vittoria Chierici are in museums and foundations among the others: Pac, Contemporary Art Museum, Milano; Museo Civico in Siena; the National Gallery of Moderna and Contemporary Art in Rome (GNAM).

With Liz Gerring Dance Company Set Designer: Montauk, 2009

Bill Solomon

live percussion (Horizon)

performs with Ensemble Signal and has appeared at Lincoln Center, Tanglewood, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Guggenheim, Miller Theatre, Big Ears Festival, June in Buffalo, and the Stone. He has worked with composers including Steve Reich, Helmut Lachenmann, Oliver Knussen, Georg Friedrich Haas, Unsuk Chin, Roger Reynolds, Brian Ferneyhough, Charles Wuorinen, and Hilda Paredes. He performed the solo vibraphone part for Pierre Boulez’s Répons in collaboration with the Lucerne Festival, IRCAM, and Ensemble InterContemporain with Boulez as conductor. In addition to many solo appearances he has performed at BAM’s Next Wave with Dawn Upshaw, Gilbert Kalish, and Talujon Percussion; performed with Hartford Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Alarm Will Sound, Talea Ensemble, American Modern Ensemble, Sound Icon, Callithumpian Consort, Yale Repertory Theatre, and Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and at numerous festivals. He has recordings on Mode, EuroArts, Cantaloupe, Naxos, New World, Capstone, Tzigane, and the Equilibrium labels; the film score to Philip Glass’s Project Rebirth and the recently released recording of Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians on Harmonia Mundi with Signal.

Douglas Henderson


Douglas Henderson b.1960; Ph.D. Music Composition, Princeton University 1991; M.A.Princeton, 1985; B.A. Music, Bard College, 1982).  He recently chaired the Sonic Arts Department at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  Currently represented by Galerie Mario Mazzoli in Berlin, he was a guest of the DAAD Berliner Kuenstlerprogramm in 2007, and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts 2007 Recipient.  He received  a 2008 Rockefeller Foundation MAP Awar, shared one with with Luis Lara in 2005 and received a 'Bessie' in 1998. He has had performances and installations at museums an galleries internationally and received grants from numerous organizations and governments. He has been composing, performing and building in New York City and internationally for more than 24 years with a variety of artists and musicians, including John Zorn, Zeena Parkins, Ikue Mori, Jude Tallichet, Kristin Lucas and David Scher.  He has composed extensively for modern dance choreographers such as Jeremy Nelson, David Zambrano, Jennifer Monson, Liz Gerring and Yvonne Meier, as well as for Ricochet Dance (London, UK) Phoenix Dance Theatre (Leeds, UK) and Wildadance (DK).  He has toured extensively in the U.S. and in Europe with experimental punk/noise bands Spongehead and Krackhouse.  He is a respected mastering engineer with 2 gold records and a UK Mercury Prize to his credit.

With Liz Gerring Dance Company Composer: When You Lose Something You Can’t Replace,  2006.

Deanna Berg MacLean

Costume Designer

Deanna Berg MacLean has been honored to create costumes for some of the luminaries of the dance world, including: Trisha Brown, Rosalynde LeBlanc, Michael Clark, Elizabeth Dement, Parker Lutz, Sarah Michelson, Benjamin Millipied, Gillian Murphy, Emmanuelle Phuon & Tere O’Connor. Her recent projects include: Karole Armitage’s 3T’s, John Jasperse’s Truth, Revised Histories, Wishful Thinking, and Flat Out Lies (Eleanor and Erin final section), and Alexei Ratmansky’s solo for Mikkhail Baryshnikov: Valse Fantasie (part of Unrelated Solos). She created the costumes for Ms. Michelson’s Dover Beach (New York section), and Michelson’s evening length Dogs at BAM’s Harvey Theatre. Her collaborations with Aszure Barton include: Lascilo Perdere, & Lamentation Variations (Martha Graham Co). Deanna’s work in dance has appeared on the stages of Brooklyn Academy of Music, Jacob’s Pillow, Sadler’s Wells, Walker Arts Center, Edinburgh Festival, Festspielhaus Hellerau, Romaeuropa Festival & The Venice Bienalle.

With Liz Gerring Dance Company Costume Designer: When you lose something you can’t replace, 2006; Montauk, 2009;  Lichtung/Clearing, 2010.

Márion Talán

Costume Designer

Marion has nurtured her talents in design by working closely with many local artists, directors and performers in NYC.  Currently she is the Wardrobe Supervisor at The Juilliard School.  Recent work includes coordinating costumes for SECUS and From Max and Three by Ohad Naharin at The Juilliard School; Updated version of Jerome Robins’ Opus Jazz at the Juilliard School; Lady and the Unicorn at GMF by Zack Winokur; Designed RESET for Toy Ogilvie in collaboration with choreographers Margi Gillis, Austin McCormick, Harumi Terayama; L’histoire du soldat at Ravinia Festival (2009); designed costumes for Tracks that Loop and Record by Michelle Mola at the Yard (2009); Composers and Choreographers as well as Senior Production with the Juilliard School Dance Division (2005-2013).

Seth Nehil

Multimedia Artist

Seth Nehil lives in Portland, OR. He has composed sound for CD, multi-speaker installation, solo and large-group concerts, dance, theater and performance. Recordings include Uva, Umbra and Amnemonic Site, and collaborations with jgrzinich, Olivia Block and Brendan Murray. He has performed throughout the US, in Europe and Japan. Seth Nehil is also co-editor and designer of FOARM magazine, a journal of arts and research with a focus on sound art. He currently teaches Time Arts at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

With Liz Gerring Dance Company Composer: Montauk, 2009.

Bill Schaffner

Production and Stage manager

Bill Schaffner first worked in technical theater for the Garden Theater Festival in Los Angeles, where his passion for working with dancers and performers was born. He designed lights and stage managed for the legendary punk performance artist Johanna Went. He moved to New York City in 1982 and quickly started working with downtown performers. With his collaborators Tom Murrin, Jo Andres, Mimi Goese and Dancenoise, he produced the Full Moon Shows at PS 122. He designed the lighting for the Bessie Award winning shows of Judith Ren Lay (The Grandfather Tapes), Dancenoise (All The Rage) and Paul Zaloom (My Civilization). He has had the honor and pleasure of working in various capacities with Merce Cunningham, Nina Wiener, Pierre Dulaine & Yvonne Marceau, Alwin Nikolais & Murray Louis, Ballet Hispanico, Melinda Marquez, Yanira Castro and Souleymane Badolo, among many others. He has played in the Kimo Theater in Albuquerque, l’Opera Garnier de Paris, Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, Palais de Papes in Avignon, and a Kiwanis Club luncheon in Pougkeepsie, among many others.