Described as “brave,” “eloquent,” and “captivating.”

LIZZ ROMAN & DANCERS are excited to announce their newest project "SUNSET DANCES" premiering in June of 2017.
June 16th to July 2nd, 2017

Click Here for the Press Release!


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

For recent photos from the project, please visit the GALLERY or the bottom of the page.

Sunset Dances 1

 

Also, check out an article from the San Francisco Chronicle featuring an interview with Lizz Roman from April 2016:

DANCE MAKERS TAKE IN THE SITES

 

General Press:

Each work in Roman’s award-winning repertoire is guided by her mission to reveal the kinetic language of a space so that her audience can regard the environment in an entirely new way. Nothing is off-limits for this fearless company. Every surface of the building or open space is an opportunity for Lizz Roman & Dancers to dance, climb, hang, and tumble their way through the site. The additional elements of nuanced lighting and an original sound score performed live give emphasis to Roman’s unconventional staging.

Roman describes her aesthetic as “athletic pedestrian dance that spring rolls and flies through an environment. By serving as the focal point, each space uniquely presents my company with the challenge of creating a dance vocabulary between me, my dancers, musicians and lighting designer.”

What differentiates Roman’s approach to site-specific work is that she builds her dances on the architectural elements of the pre-existing space, rather than importing a set or additional materials. One critic summed up Roman’s approach: “It’s about point of view, framing, and discovery. It’s about bodies exploring and defining space…it’s about what you see and what you don’t see, but know to be there… [and] the interaction between audience and performer.” - Criticaldance.com


 

Past Show Press:

This Beautiful Space

"DANCING@CIVICORPS"

SEPTEMBER 11TH to SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2015
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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.

 

DEEPER: Architectural Meditations at CounterPulse
CounterPulse
1310 Mission Street
June 15 - July 01, 2012
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
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Performance Reviews:

“Offers a wonderful paradox.” - In Dance

“Captivating.” - Citysearch

“If you’re looking for a nap, you’d better make other plans. If you’re looking for an involving and extraordinary experience, however, Roman is your woman.” - SFGate

“Roman’s greatest talent lies in her ability to frame dasncers like a camera’s lens in the architectural features if the spaces she makes her dances in.” - Criticaldance.com

“Breathtaking…Roman proves that sometimes the dancer is the dance.” - SF Bay Guardian

“To watch Roman’s dancers – who with 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.” - Rite Feliciano, SF Bay Guardian

“Roman saw the architecture and changed its implications. Instead of stark reality, Artaud became what felt like an underwater playground.” - Rita Felciano, Dance View Times

“One can be grateful that Roman arrives at the task without agendas, simply to fashion eloquent steps within an unconventional setting.” - Allan Ulrich, Voice of Dance

“It is unclear where she will go from here, but the results are guaranteed to be provocative.” - Karen Drozda, Criticaldance.com


“Engrossing work” - SF WEEKLY
 

Awards:

ISADORA DUNCAN DANCE AWARD (IZZIE)
for Outstanding Choreography, Winner
"DEEPER: Architechtural Meditation at CounterPulse"
CounterPulse
2013

ISADORA DUNCAN DANCE AWARD (IZZIE)
for Company Performance, Nominee
CELLGROUND
2005

SF WEEKLY BLACK BOX AWARD
Cross-Genre Performance
IN HER DREAMS
ODC Theater
1997
 

Youtube Link:

www.YouTube.com/user/lizzroman

NEW: Instagram Link:

https://www.instagram.com/lizzromandancers/ 

Press Photos (for "Sunset Dances" 2017):

Sunset Dances 1
Sunset Dances
Dancer: Linda Phung
Photo by Andy Mogg, Dancing Images
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Sunset Dances 3
Sunset Dances
Dancer: Linda Phung
Photo by Andy Mogg, Dancing Images
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Sunset Dances 4
Sunset Dances
Dancer: Sonsheree Giles
Photo by Andy Mogg, Dancing Images
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Sunset Dances 6
Sunset Dances
Dancer: Megan Lowe
Photo by Andy Mogg, Dancing Images
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Sunset Dances 7
Sunset Dances
Dancer: Megan Lowe
Photo by Andy Mogg, Dancing Images
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Sunset Dances 9
Sunset Dances
Dancer: Megan Lowe & Jamie Nakama
Photo by Andy Mogg, Dancing Images
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Sunset Dances 10
Sunset Dances
Dancer: Chris Black & Beck Robinson-Leviton
Photo by Andy Mogg, Dancing Images
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Sunset Dances 11
Sunset Dances
Dancer: Chris Black, Sonsheree Giles, Sonya Smith, Linda Phung, Jamie Nakama, Robinson-Leviton, Megan Lowe
Photo by Andy Mogg, Dancing Images
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Sunset Dances 12
Sunset Dances
Dancer: Chris Black, Sonsheree Giles, Sonya Smith, Linda Phung, Jamie Nakama, Robinson-Leviton, Megan Lowe
Photo by Andy Mogg, Dancing Images
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