Valatie, New York
Kids and Schools | Local culture
14 August 2019 12:15PM
Christine Mackerer


Movement Without Borders, a series of novel experiments in motion and sensation dedicated to the mind, body, and spirit continues with dance maker Liz Gerring.

The New York Times has described Gerring’s work as “warmly modernist: scientific but also passionately and infectiously in love with movement.”

Born and raised in California, Gerring began working as a choreographer in New York in 1993. From its inception in 1998, Liz Gerring Dance Company has been exploring non-narrative, abstract movement derived from cause and effect, rather than storytelling. Gerring “relishes full-out movement and athleticism” (Dance Magazine) and frequently collaborates with contemporary musicians and visual artists. Her intensely physical work has been likened to that of dance greats Trisha Brown and Merce Cunningham as “both opulent and restrained, intimate and grand” (The New Yorker), and the company’s nine dancers are admired for being “paradoxically galvanized and relaxed at the same time and informally precise” (Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times). The company is noted for its close collaborations with contemporary visual artists as well as a longtime association with electronic music composer Michael J. Schumacher.

The class will be taught by Liz Gerring and Forrest Hersey, one of the company’s dancers.

Thursday, August 15, 6 pm

Suggested Donation $15

PS21 is a beautiful new performance venue set in 80 acres of apple orchards, that includes both a traditional proscenium stage with open-air seating and a pavilion roof and an intimate black-box theater that operates year-round.

PS21 Theater – 2980 Route 66 Chatham, NY 12037

Don’t miss a performance of Voyeur by BRIDGMAN|PACKER DANCE, Guggenheim Fellows and 2017 NY Dance and Performance Award recipients (The Bessies). Their collaborative work focuses on integrating live performance and video technology to blur the line between image and reality, explore identity, and reveal multiple layers of consciousness.

Bridgman/Packer Dance at PS21. Friday & Saturday, August 16 & 17, 8:00pm
Advance Tickets: $35 general / $30 members / $10 students
Tickets at the Door: $40 general / $35 members / $10 students
For more information go to PS21chatham.org.

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