WWU Dancers to perform 'glacier'

choreography from Liz Gerring's she dreams in code photo by Rachel Bayne

Liz Gerring, a nationally-recognized choreographer, will set her piece glacier on WWU Dance students in the spring of 2015. The premier of glacier received unfettered praise from the New York Times:



[The dancers] hurl themselves into impetuous slides, skim across the stage in nimble footwork, push their way urgently backward on all fours, shimmer in turning or bobbing jumps — and yet, amid the formal structures, always keep an informal quality, never letting the steps acquire any veneer of academicism.



Members of The Liz Gerring Dance Company were last in residence on Western’s campus Oct. 18-29, 2012.  During their stay they set the choreography for “she dreams in code” on WWU Dance students who recreated the work as part of the Dance Faculty Concert in April 2013.



she dreams in code liz Gerring Dance Company excerpts. from Liz Gerring Dance Company on Vimeo.


Liz Gerring's choreography has been commissioned by the Martha Graham Dance Company to create a new interpretation of Graham's iconic work, "Lamentation".  Liz Gerring is one of four notable choreographers who have been selected to make a variation for this project. The new "Lamentation Variations" will be performed as part of the Graham Company's 2015 Season at the Joyce Theater in New York.


In 2010, WWU Dance worked with the Martha Graham Dance Company to restage "Theme and Variations Duet from Appalachian Spring" and "Steps in the Street" as part of the NEA American Masterpiece Restaging Grant.


Photo: choreography from Liz Gerring's "she dreams in code." Photo by Rachel Bayne


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Sep 19, 2018 3:43pm