Liz Lerman

Thursday, November 5 at 7 P.M.

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This video will be availible until Saturday, November 7 at 8:30 P.M.

Supported in part by  Hewlett Foundation

Visionary choreographer Liz Lerman returns to The Green Music Center, to create a new site-specific work developed over the next two years for premier in 2022. Made possible through a Hewlett 50 Arts Commission, a program of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Wicked Bodies (Sonoma) is an exploration of depictions of women’s bodies across multiple historic periods.

This event will feature a discussion of Liz’s inspiration and themes found in the piece, plans for making it, and opportunities for people to participate in the development. Liz will also share remarkable video from the rehearsal process.

Excerpts from WICKED BODIES: made for screen and conversation

Conceived by Liz Lerman in association with many collaborators

Performers: Will Bond, Leah Cox, Martha Gonzalez, Sam Horning, Nia Love, Paloma McGregor, Ruby Morales, Elisa Garcia Radcliffe, Angelina Ramirez, Keith Thompson, Maggie Waller, and Martha Wittman

Directed by Anna Spelman and Liz Lerman
Choreography: Keith Thompson and Liz Lerman in collaboration with performers
Video Editing: Anna Spelman
Cinematography: Anna Spelman, Olivia Sebesky, and performers
Projections, Animation, and Consulting: Olivia Sebesky
Audio Post Production: Darron L West
Musician/Vocalist: Martha Gonzalez
Dramaturg: Darron L West
Costume Consulting: Sarita Fellows
Stage Sound Design: Darron L West and Matt Hubbs
Stage Costume Design: Sarita Fellows
Stage Lighting Design: Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew
Stage Scenic Design: Jian Jung
Project Management: Erin Donohue and Meg Kelly

The development of Wicked Bodies is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support has been provided by the research fund of Martha Minow, Harvard University; Arizona State University, and its department of ASU Gammage; Scripps College; Green Music Center at Sonoma State University; the Moss Center at Virginia Tech University; and the Hewlett Foundation. Major individual support provided by Anonymous, Jane Brown, Bob and Paula Hardison, Diana Pinover, and the Pullman Family.

Footage from this performance was originally presented at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.

Performers, designers, researchers, and dramaturgs involved in the process: Erika Moore, David Olarte, Tamara Hurwitz Pullman, Trent Williams, Jessica Rajko, Makeda Roney, Ted Johnson, Miko Doi-Smith, Nina Tratto, Phil Weaver-Stoesz, Rachel Cooper, Kyla-Rose Smith, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Kerry Nicholls, Kate Freer, Dan Gower, Martha Minow, Cathy Zimmerman, Bibi Harris, Dan Hurlin, Jill Johnson, Lois Brown, Ariel Anbar, Beckett Sterner, Nico Franz, Kevin Hultine, Scripps College student dancers. Additional research influenced by faculty, staff, and students at the University of Iowa, Virginia Tech, ASU Natural History Collections, and Sonoma State University. Thanks to ASU Vislab for the video of the ASU Natural History Collections.