April 6, 7 & 8, 2017 • 7:30 p.m.
“[Liz Gerring’s Horizon] is a dance about effort and accomplishment…Horizon is a dance for heroes.” - NJArts.net
In her company's first Chicago appearance, Liz Gerring's Horizon features seven dancers performing multiple phrases simultaneously in an evening-length work described as "exuberantly athletic" in The New York Times. Working with composer Michael J. Schumacher, production designer Robert Wierzel and costume designer Liz Prince, Gerring's newest work, performed under a white ceiling cantilevered over the stage, is fresh testimony to her pure, movement-driven action and exhilarating physical surprises in a constantly changing, media-saturated stage-world.
Panel Discussion: Monday, April 3, 2017 | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Sherwood Community Music School Recital Hall, 1312 S. Michigan Ave.
Dance Center faculty and Presenting Series Curator and Director, Bonnie Brooks, will facilitate a panel discussion about the Choreographic Process with Liz Gerring, Artistic Director of the Liz Gerring Dance Company, and will be joined by Chicago artists Carrie Hanson and Mark Jeffery. The event is free and open to all.
This free panel is part of Chicago Dance Month. With 100 performances, classes and events, Chicago Dance Month, presented by Audience Architects, allows you to explore all that Chicago dance has to offer. For a full line-up of events taking place April 1 through May 1, visit seechicagodance.com. Take advantage of Hot Deals for savings of up to 50%.
Post Performance Conversation: Thursday, April 6
Pre Performance Talk: Friday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Sherwood Community Music School recital hall, 1312 S. Michigan Ave.
$30 / $24 Seniors
Horizon was co-produced by Peak Performances @ Montclair State University, developed in residence at the Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair, New Jersey, and supported by a creative residency and commissioning fund provided by the Joyce Theater Foundation, New York City, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Financial support for Horizon's development provided by Kirk August Radke. Liz Gerring Dance Company is a program of Tonalmotion Inc., a 501(c)3 corporation.
The Dance Center’s presentation of Liz Gerring Dance Company is funded, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Chicago Dance Month, presented by Audience Architects, allows you to explore all that Chicago dance has to offer. For a full line-up of events taking place April 1 through May 1, visit seechicagodance.com. Take advantage of Hot Deals for savings of up to 50%.