Visionary artist, choreographer, writer,and educator Liz Lerman and her company spent a week in residence at Sonoma State’s Green Music Center as part of the campus Arts Integration Program (AIP, an initiative of the School of Arts & Humanities), working with students in many departments and developing Lerman’s latest project, Wicked Bodies, a piece inspired by powerful and grotesque images of women’s bodies over multiple historic periods.
The full piece will premiere in summer 2020. Dance students had the amazing opportunity to take class with Lerman, then to witness her company’s lecture/demonstration with excerpts from Wicked Bodies, presented at the Green Music Center on the evening of October 24. The residency culminated with faculty from across campus, including Theatre Arts & Dance faculty, joining Liz for lunch and for dialogue about points of commonality in research, creative work, and teaching. We’re deeply grateful to our campus partners AIP and the Green Music Center for making this Guest Artist Residency happen, allowing our students and faculty to learn and train with a master artist in the form.