“[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.
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.
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.