Sunset Dances 4


Lizz Roman & Dancers will be performing at ANIMATE DANCE FESTIVAL on OCTOBER 27th, 2018 in Alameda, CA.

The Event is free and open to all, book your ticket here.

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We are honored to announce that Lizz Roman & Dancers have been nominated for TWO Isadora Duncan Dance Awards (Izzies) for their performance Sunset Dances: Architectural Meditations II for the 2016-2017 performance season. 

Outstanding Achievement in Choreography and Outstanding Achievement in Performance -Company.


LIZZ ROMAN & DANCERS premiered their latest project in June of 2017.


Architectural Meditations II

June 16th to July 2nd, 2017
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30pm.

For three weekends this June, LIZZ ROMAN & DANCERS will be performing their latest architectural exploration, featuring 8 dancers with 3 audiences sites, dancing to a live original score by WATERSAW and featuring films by filmmaker/choreographer Pete Litwinowicz with lighting by Clyde Sheets.




Excerpts from "SUNSET DANCES"


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


You can also check out the DANCERS, GALLERY, and PRESS pages for our upcoming show in June 2017:


LIZZ ROMAN & DANCERS (LR&D) 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 Theater, CELLspace, Danzhaus, ODC Theater, and ODC Commons Rooftop. The company consists of an ever-changing group of multi-talented dancers who are versatile with dance training in traditional modern dance, release technique, and contact improvisation. Over the course of their work, LR&D—known for their trademark expansive dances that spring, roll, and fly through buildings—have developed innovative site-specific techniques to work in unique and commonplace locations. LR&D has worked with a variety of multi-media collaborators including musicians WaterSaw, DJ Jerome Lindner, Alex Kelly, Clyde Sheets, Daniel Berkman, Talitha Jones, Jill Shaw, and Ben Kessler; lighting designers Jenny b of Shady Lady Lighting and Clyde Sheets; filmmaker Kevin Cunningham; and poet Katastrophe.

Roman was awarded an Isadora Duncan Dance Award (IZZIE) in 2013 for outstanding choreography for "DEEPER: Architectural Meditation at CounterPulse" (2012), an IZZIE nomination for Best Company Performance for CELLGROUND (2005), and an SF WEEKLY Black Box Award for Cross-Genre Performance for "IN HER DREAMS" (1998). In 2013, SF Trolley Dances commissioned Roman to make a dance for their 10th Year 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 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and was remounted again for the 2006 festival season.

Roman says, “As I create the dance I often say that the dance tells me what I need to do; it is a conversation between myself, the building, and the dancers. My job is to direct by watching, which is a form of architectural listening that defines the style of dance we use to embrace a building. Referencing the site or using the building to move is a technique that allows the audience to see the dance close-up and not feel like they are intruding. The dance looks beautifully functional. Audiences experience the dance happening next to them—a dance where form and function are one.”