“My motivation to create comes from a desire for a liberated mind and body. Ancestral memory, fixed identities, hierarchical social structures, trauma, nature deficit or oppressive environments, can all lead to negative self perception or confusion as to who we really are. I am using dance and improvisation as a vehicle for personal and collective wellness, innovation and play. Our creative power opens our senses to the present moment fostering more sensible relationships with eachother and the earth. I am playing with the nature of impermanence, re-emerging in the flow between repetition and change, and finding language that communicates the essence, as well as, the complexity of our human conditions.
As a choreographer, vocalist, dance educator, private movement coach and mother, I’m drawing from a broad base of interdisciplinary art modalities and life experience that foster a flexible approach to collaboration and leadership. By integrating therapeutic methodologies of Expressive Arts with rigorous contemporary dance techniques, I am developing a dynamic movement vocabulary and approach to the creative process that is accessible, enabling the classically trained dancer or a person new to dance training, to draw from their individual artistry and expression.”
Elizabeth Boubion performs with local artists and is the founder of the Piñata Dance Collective. She also offers the following classes that are tailored to the group, individual or setting:
- TEMENOS: Movement Practice for Women
- Modern-Contemporary Dance Technique
- Contact Improvisation
- The Halprin Life-Art Process (AKA Tamalpa Life-Art® Process)
- Motivational Movement for Elders
- Private intuitive movement sessions.
“My sessions with Liz are so magical. I am learning so much about myself and my abilities that would be impossible without her guidance.” – Nirmala Nataraj, writer-San Francisco Chronicle
“Liz is a riveting dancer. Her voice is articulate and relevant with the themes and cultural metaphors she is exploring.” -Daria Halprin, Co-Founder of the Tamalpa Institute
“Elizabeth Boubion is a beautiful dancer and performer. Her work is strongly influenced by her desire to put a spotlight on what is beautiful in the world as well as what needs to be changed or made fair.” -Jeff Slayton, Master Teacher/1st generation Merce Cunningham Company
“Liz is an amazing dancer, performer, choreographer and teacher. I have had the pleasure of working with her in the capacity as a teacher, co-performer, fellow choreographer and feel she would bring a high level of expertise and creativity to your organization or institution.” Artisitic Director, LIZZ ROMAN & DANCERS
“Elizabeth is skilled in the technical side of dance and performance- as well as in therapeutic methodologies for personal growth, health and well-being, and community building. Elizabeth works with all ages and abilities. She is a wonderful performer and dancer, who genuinely enjoys teaching, serving others, and collaborating.” -Taira Restar, Expressive Arts Educator