Liz Erber creates original, body-based dance and theater performances for stage, site-specific locations and film. Her performance work ranges form pure contemporary dance to original plays incorporating dance, theater, live music, video, and audience interaction; from street dance to the integration of historical forms of dance; from working with professional performers to integrating non-professionals, and groups, like youth from the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe in Washington state (2006). In addition, she enjoys collaborating with people from different fields, disciplines, and walks of life. One of her main interests in creating work is to draw new and unexpected connections between people, themes and genres. Working with juxtaposition creates new insights about ourselves, others and our environment, as well as laughter.
Liz, originally from the United States, has been living and working in Berlin since the middle of 2008. Her work has been shown at a variety of venues in Berlin, including English Theater Berlin (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), Sophiensaele (2014), ada Studio (2010, 2011, 2013), Tanzfabrik (2010, 2013), K77 Studio (2009, 2011-16), Eden*****Studios (2014), amongst others.
Liz holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance (2005, University of Washington), a bachelor of arts in Theater Performance, Theory and Production (2005, University of Washington), a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts (chemistry major with a language certificate in French), a Certificate in Laban Movement Analysis (CLMA) and Somatic Education (2011-15, Eurolab, Berlin), and is a classically trained violinist. Since 2000, she has worked part-time in the fields of publishing, writing, editing and translation (Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese).