Installation III: red green blue & grey (Work-in-Progress)
Installation III: red green blue & grey (Work-in-Progress) demonstrates a new phase in Liz Gerring’s exploration of physical effort and its innate capacity to provide meaning. This new work introduces for the first time an elasticity in the choreographic structure, with dancers bringing moments of spontaneity and surprise and revealing their distinctive qualities. Sound design by Ryan Seaton.
This project is supported through the Cage Cunningham Fellowship, established in 2015 for artists who demonstrate John Cage and Merce Cunningham’s commitment to artistic innovation. In recognition of Cunningham's centennial celebration in 2019, the 2018—19 Cage Cunningham Fellowship extends the award to five artists including Liz Gerring.
Lead support of dance programming at BAC is provided by the Rudolf Nureyev Endowment.
Major support for dance programming and activities provided by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, the New York State Council on the Arts, and Dance/NYC’s New York City Dance Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program, made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Liz Gerring was born in San Francisco in 1965 and grew up in the Los Angeles area where she began studying dance at the age of 13. In high school she studied at the Cornish Institute in Seattle.
In 1987, she was awarded a BFA from the Juilliard School. She formed the Liz Gerring Dance Company In 1998, and began presenting her work in NYC. Gerring was awarded the Jacob’s Pillow Prize in June 2015, and a Joyce Theater Residency and Creation Award in the same year. Between 2013-2018, she received commissions for three works at Peak Performances at the Kasser Theater in Montclair New Jersey. In 2016-17 she was awarded a New York City Center Choreographic Fellowship. Gerring lives in NYC and upstate with her husband Kirk Radke, her three children, two dogs, and a cat.
Photos: Dancers by Miguel Anaya / Liz Gerring by Philippe Cheng
Video by Rudolf Costin