World Premiere of Liz Gerring's HORIZON to Play Peak Performances, 12/10-13

Liz Gerring's HORIZON makes its world premiere at Peak Performances, December 10-13, 2015.

"HORIZON is a new work for seven dancers centered around the idea of density. In this piece I endeavored to add as much as possible to the space in terms of dancers and movement. With multiple phrases occurring simultaneously the dance takes the form for a constantly shifting universe full of activity." -- Liz Gerring

HORIZON is Liz Gerring's second co-production with Peak Performances, which presented her acclaimed work, glacier, in 2013. Gerring is joined by her glacier collaborators, composer Michael Schumacher and designer Robert Wierzel. In HORIZON, Schumacher's composition is intricately interwoven with Gerring's choreography to create a stirring, sinuous array of rhythms using pre-recorded and live instruments which are played by Bill Solomon. HORIZON happens on a set designed and lit by Robert Wierzel, and in his hands this HORIZON becomes an entity with a life of its own. The Gerring dancers, in costumes by Liz Prince, include Brandon Collwes, Jake Szczypek and Claire Westby, all featured in glacier, as well as new company members Joseph Giordano, Molly Griffin, Pierre Guilbault, Julia Jurgiliewicz.

Since its inception in NYC in 1998, Liz Gerring Dance Company has been exploring non-narrative, abstract movement, often derived from natural gesture. Works are characterized by their intense physicality and intricate choreography. Movement is evolved from cause & effect rather than storytelling, and framed by independent media elements - often a multi-channel sound score, or video set design.

The performances are Thursday, December 10, and Friday, December 11 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, December 12 at 8 pm; and Sunday December 13 at 3pm. The Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University is located at 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey 07043. Tickets are $20, and are available at the box office,, or by calling 973-655-6112.

Charter bus service is provided from New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal arcade on 41st Street between 8th and 9th Avenues- to the Alexander Kasser Theater ($10 per person, round trip) for all Saturday and Sunday performances. Bus reservations may be made by calling 973-655-5112 or by visiting

Pictured: Brandon Collwes and Claire Westby. Photo by Thaddeus Rombauer.

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