Liz Gerring Dance Company

Choreographer

photo Julieta Cervantes

Liz Gerring

Liz Gerring: “My primary concern in choreographing is representing relationships. Behind every piece are hints of my own experience - love, lust, despair, anger, aggression, defeat & triumph are all present in the movement. Nonetheless I am most interested in the body and its presentation through space and time, irrespective of plot”.was born in San Francisco in 1965. She grew up in the Los Angeles area and began studying dance at age 13. In high school, she studied dance at the Cornish Institute in Seattle. In 1987, she received a BFA from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Kazuko Hirabayashi and Doris Rudko. In March 1998, she presented her first piece, a four-hour movement installation, and soon after formed the Liz Gerring Dance Company. Liz Gerring was awarded the Jacob’s Pillow Prize in June 2015 and a Joyce Theater residency and creation award in the same year. In 2016/17 she was awarded a New York City Center Choreographic Fellowship. She lives in New York City with her husband, Kirk August Radke, her three children, and two dogs.


Liz Gerring describes her process in Musings on Abstract Choreography in the Italian magazine Equilibri: Rivista per lo sviluppo sostenibile.

 


Nancy Wozny, Jacob's Pillow, 2012 scholar in residence, adapted her pre-performance talk on the Liz Gerring Dance Company for Arts + Culture Magazine Houston.