LIZZ ROMAN & DANCERS 2017 SEASON

LIZZ ROMAN & DANCERS are excited to announce their newest project premiering in June of 2017.

"SUNSET DANCES"

Architectural Meditations II

Performances:
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.

To find out about the local talent involved, please visit the DANCERS page of our website.

For photos from our newest project "SUNSET DANCES" please visit the GALLERY!

Click Here for the Press Release!

To purchase tickets, please visit our Eventbrite page

Also, East Bay Express visited Lizz Roman & Dancers in rehearsal in August 2015 to record us in action. Check out the full East Bay Express article and video HERE.
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Past Shows:

This Beautiful Space
"DANCING@CIVICORPS" 2015
CIVICORPS Job Training Center at 1425 5th St. in Oakland.
September 11th to September 26th
Friday and Saturdays 8pm
Choreography: Lizz Roman
Dancers: Chris Black, Colin Epstein, Sonsheree Giles, Megan Lowe, Jenny McAllister, Linda Phung, Caleb Rhodes, Alicia Ruth and Jordan Stout Live music score: WATERSAW
Light Design: Jenny of Shady

FIFTY FIVE SIX
San Francisco Trolley Dances 2013
10th Year Anniversary Celebration
IBEW Local 6
55 Fillmore Street
San Francisco
October 19-20
Saturday - Sunday
11:00am-4:00pm

Choreography: Lizz Roman
Dancers: Chris Black, Tara Fagan, Maica Folch, Megan Lowe, Courtney Moreno, Nitipat Ong Pholchai, Alicia Ruth, David Schleiffers, James Soria
Live Sound Score: WaterSaw and DJ Jerm
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DEEPER: Architectural Meditations at CounterPulse
CounterPulse
1310 Mission Street
San Francisco
June 15 - July 01, 2012
Friday - Sunday
8:00pm

Choreography: Lizz Roman
Dancers: Chris Black, Tara Fagan, Cameron Growden, Courtney Moreno, James Soria
Live Sound Score: WaterSaw and DJ Jerm
Light Design: Jenny b of Shady Lady Lighting

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Lizz Roman & Dancers Group Photo Dance Mission Theater
3316 24th Street
San Francisco
May 15-24, 2009
Friday-Sunday
Two shows a night, 8:00pm and 9:30pm

Choreography: Lizz Roman
Dancers: Tara Fagan, Brian Fisher, Kelly Kemp, Sonya Smith, James Soria
Live Sound Score: Alex Kelly (Cello), Clyde Sheets (DJ/Percussion)
Light Design: Jenny b of Shady Lady Lighting
Costumes: Martina Neverman

Blue Floor Reflections
Project Artaud Theater
450 Florida Street
San Francisco
September 21 - October 7, 2006
Friday - Sunday

Choreography: Lizz Roman
Dancers: Juliana Carella, Amanda Christiansen, Sean Dorsey, James Graham, Emily Leap, Courtney Moreno, Noel Plemmons, Evan Saunders, Sonya Smith, James Soria 
Live Sound Score: Alex Kelly (cello), Clyde Sheets (DJ)
Light Design: Clyde Sheets
Costumes: Leigh Anne Martin

Lizz Roman & Dancers, known for their grounded physicality and fluid expressiveness, have chosen Project Artaud Theater as the playground for their latest multi-dimensional, site-specific dance piece, "Blue Floor Reflections." Roman's unrestricted use of the space celebrates Artaud’s industrial architecture, turning it into a multi-tiered playground for the company's 10 multi-disciplined, mesmerizing and luscious dancers. Set to the lights, video, and sound designs of acclaimed lighting designer and DJ, Clyde Sheets and Cellist/Composer Alex Kelly, Roman and her dancers utilize the risers, i-beams, banisters, stairs, roofs, walls, doorways, windows, balconies, and stage as they consume the space's raw elements with a movement vocabulary that remains true and honest to the building's architecture. As in her previous dance works, “Blue Floor Reflections” will showcase Roman's interest in the use of space and time in dance. While many dance artists create a dance and present it in a space, Roman creates a dance specifically for a space, inviting the performers and audience to examine movement from different angles and levels, to experience a different point of view, and to appreciate dance happening on several levels simultaneously. As in past performances, Roman will allow the audience to watch the dance from multiple perspectives.

Read Voice of Dance or Dance View Times Article

ODC Rooftop
ODC Commons
3153 17th Street
San Francisco
2006

Choreography: Lizz Roman
Live Sound Score: Alex Kelly (Cello/Composer)
Light Design: Clyde Sheets
Dancers: Juliana Carrella, Mandy Christiansen, Mair Culbreth, Sean Dorsey, Emily Leap, Courtney Moreno, Noel Plemmons, Evan Saunders, Sonya Smith, and James Soria

When Lizz Roman walks into a building she sees a 360º theater space and unlimited possibilities. When she goes outside, the sky is the limit. Holding with her traditions that the place dictates the dance, Lizz Roman has once again taken on beams, walls, ladders and rooftops as a playground for her dancers to explore. Whether a body is sliding down a rooftop 100ft. away or dangling 20 ft. over your heads, there is playful motion all around you constantly baiting your attention.

Lizz Roman & Dancers have been constructing original, site-specific installations that offer a multi-dimensional view of dance to her audience. Locations as diverse as Theater Artaud, ODC Theater, Yerba Buena Gardens, CellSpace and now the rooftops at ODC Commons have been her playgrounds.

In March 2006, Lizz Roman & Dancers returned to ODC to mark the opening of the new ODC Commons on 17th St. for a one time performance using the San Francisco sky as her backdrop and the rooftop world which is above and around the ODC Commons as her stage. She once again showed her ability to craft dynamic movement in space, with the space, without losing the sense of flow which holds the dance together.

Elements II
Yerba Buena Gardens
750 Howard Street
San Francisco
2005

CellGround
CELLspace
2050 Bryant Street @ 19th Street
San Francisco
March 17-26, 2005
Friday - Sunday

Choreography: Lizz Roman
Live Sound Score: Alex Kelly (Cello), Clyde Sheets (DJ/Percussion)
Light Design: Clyde Sheets
Dancers: Mandy Christiansen, Mair Culbreth, Sean Dorsey, Emily Leap, Courtney Moreno, Noel Plemmons, Evan Saunders, Sonya Smith, James Soria, and Mark Stuver

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In March 2005, Lizz Roman & Dancers returned to the theater for the first time in two years to premiere a new work called “CellGround.” Once again, Lizz Roman’s unrestricted use of space celebrates the architecture of CELLspace, turning the cavernous warehouse/theater into a multi-tiered dancers’ playground. Nine accomplished dancers simultaneously utilized the rafters, beams, ramps, banisters, stairs, roof, walls, doorways, counters, and ladders to explore the raw elements of CellSpace with a movement vocabulary that remains true andhonest to the buildings architecture. As in past performances, Lizz Roman asked the audience to view the dance from different perspectives. The first half of “CellGround” was viewed from the main floor, while above the audience, dancers wove paths of breathtaking movement through rafters, stairs, balconies, and walkways. The second half of the evening invited the audience to move upstairs while the dancers slowly transitioned downstairs, and to sought out dances in unexpected places.

Through Lizz Roman’s eye, the architecture of the space sets the stage, but her dedication to the integrity of the movement is the crucial element that keeps her work in the solid realm of dance.

“In 'CellGround,' Lizz Roman and Dancers take on the trusses, balconies, platforms, and a staircase or two in CELLspace's Theater. The result is a lovely hour of music and dance in which beauty is its own reward.” - Rita Feliciano, SF Bay Guardian

Read the SF Bay Guardian Article

Elements
Yerba Buena Gardens
750 Howard Street
San Francisco
2004

Here Is Good (Playing in Stable Places II)
Danzhaus
1275 Connecticut Street
San Francisco
2003

Cell Dance
CELLspace
2050 Bryant Street @ 19th Street
San Francisco
2002

Lizz Roman & Dancers' "CellDance" takes on the cavernous warehouse space/art haven at 2050 Bryant Street with a site-specific installation. Known for her dances built around larget sets, Lizz Roman has taken on the architecture of the ware-house and turned it into a large playground for dance.playing in stable places flyer image

8 1/2 x 11 (Playing in Stable Places)
ODC Theater
3153 17th Street
San Francisco
2001

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8 1/2 x 11
ODC Theater
3153 17th Street
San Francisco
2000

Hall Dance
ODC Theater
3153 17th Street
San Francisco
1999

Always Falling
Brady Street Theater
60 Brady Street
San Francsico
May 7-15, 1999
Friday and Saturday

In Her Dream
ODC Theater
3153 17th Street
San Francisco
1997