Sunset Dances 4

 

LIZZ ROMAN & DANCERS are excited to announce their latest project premiering in September 2019: "SUNSET DANCES II"


Performances: SEPTEMBER 6 to 22, 2019
Friday, Saturday and Sunday @ 8:00pm


For three weekends this September, LR&D will premiere their latest architectural romp, "SUNSET DANCES II". Roman's newest project will be the a sequel to her award winning SUNSET DANCES: Architectural Meditations II (2017). Once again, Roman and her collaborators will take the audience on a site-specific journey through an Ocean Beach home on the western edge of SF. Roman and her dancers will be joined again by award winning collaborators, filmmaker Pete Litwinowicz, light designer Clyde Sheets and welcoming back pastcollaborators, Alex Kelly cello, Jerome Lindner Beat Maker and introducing percussionist Malcolm Lee performing an original live score.

Tix available in June 2019 on eventbrite.com.

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We are honored to share that Lizz Roman was awarded an Isadora Duncan Dance Award (IZZIE) in 2018 for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography for "SUNSET DANCES": Architectural Meditations II (2017).

http://www.izzies-sf.org/2018/

Excerpts from "SUNSET DANCES"

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Check out a recent article from the San Francisco Chronicle featuring an interview with Lizz Roman:

DANCE MAKERS TAKE IN THE SITES

You can also check out the DANCERS, GALLERY, and PRESS pages for more information. 

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LIZZ ROMAN & DANCERS is a site specific dance company initially formed in 1995. Since premiering a series of site specific dances in various local venues, the press said:

"It is unclear where she will go from here, but the results are guaranteed to be provocative"


"Roman is a Bay Area dance fixture"


"To watch Roman's dancers - who with the utmost ease and grace can be languid and focused in
one moment and effortlessly kicking attacks in the next - is just breathtaking...Roman proves that
sometimes the dancer is the dance. And that can be enough."


"One can be grateful that Roman arrives at the task without agendas, simply to fashion eloquent
steps within an unconventional setting."


The company has performed in numerous Bay Area venues including Theater Artaud
(ZSpace), Yerba Buena Gardens, CounterPulse, Dance Mission, CellSpace, Danzhaus, ODC
Theater, Commons Rooftop, CIVICORPS Warehouse in West Oakland, Ocean Beach in SF and
most recently at the site of an abandoned church on Alameda Island for the Animate Dance
Festival in October of 2018. The company consists of an ever changing group of multi-talented
dancers who are versatile with dance training in traditional modern dance, release technique,
aerial dance and contact improvisation. Known for their trademark expansive dances that
spring, roll and fly through buildings, LR & D have developed innovative site specific
techniques to work in unique and commonplace locations with a variety of multi-media
collaborators including musicians WATERSAW, Jerome Lindner, Alex Kelly, Clyde Sheets,
Daniel Berkman, Talitha Jones, Jill Shaw and Ben Kessler. Lighting designers Clyde Sheets and
Jennyb. Filmmakers Pete Litwinowicz, Kevin Cunningham, and poet Katastrophe. Roman was
awarded IZZIE'S for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography in 2018 for "SUNSET
DANCES" (2017) and in 2013 for "DEEPER" Architectural Meditation at
CounterPULSE (2012). The company also received IZZIE nominations for Outstanding
Achievement in Company Performance in 2018 for SUNSET DANCES (2017) and in
2006 for CELLGROUND (2005). Roman's first film collaboration, "IN HER DREAMS
"(1998), received an SF WEEKLY Black Box Award for Cross Genre Performance. In
2013, SF TROLLEY DANCES commissioned Roman to make a dance for their 10th
anniversary season, and in 2004, The SF Butoh Festival and Yerba Buena Gardens
Festival commissioned Roman to create a site specific dance which premiered at YBC,
and was remounted again for the 2006 festival season.