Lizz Roman & Dancers Coming to CIVICCORPS Job Training Center, 9/11-26

Lizz Roman & Dancers (LR&D) present This Beautiful Space "DANCING@CIVICORPS", September 11-26 at CIVICCORPS Job Training Center, 1425 5th street in Oakland. The performances by Roman and her dancers/collaborators follows an on site four month company residency. In this latest architectural exploration, LR&D move through the multileveled expanse of the CIVICCORPS Job Training Center. The rhythmic form of dancers' bodies vibrate with the structural elements of the building, utilizing stairs, railings, ladders, hallways, alcoves, and rooftops. The performance unfolds amidst a sonic environment of music composed and performed live by the band WaterSaw. "We create a dance that reflects the function of its architectural setting. Dancers interact with the architecture and create a vocabulary unique to the building..." remarks Roman. A recipient of the 2013 ISADORA DUNCAN AWARD for Outstanding Choreography, Lizz Roman's unique choreographic vision has established her as one of SF's legendary site-specific choreographers.

Roman weaves the dancers through a series of solos, duos and ensemble dances inspired by each site. This Beautiful Space "DANCING@CIVICORPS" features dancers Chris Black, Colin Epstein, Sonsherée Giles, Megan Lowe, Jenny McAllister, Linda Phung, Caleb Rhodes, Alicia Ruth and Jordan Stout. The music is performed live by the band WaterSaw, with Chris Evans on Cello; Mark Fassett on Upright Bass and iPad; Nicole Laby with Vocal Textures and Percussion; and Michael Tornatore on Drums. Lighting is by Jennyb of shadyladylighting, with costumes by Christine Crook.

Lizz Roman & Dancers (LR&D) present This Beautiful Space "DANCING@CIVICORPS",

Opens: Friday, September 11 running September 11-26, Fridays & Saturdays (9/11-12, 18-19, 25-26)

AT: CIVICORPS Job Training Center, 1425 5th Street Oakland, California 94607

Performances: Friday & Saturday 8 p.m. Tickets: in advance $25.00;

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