Modern/Contemporary Technique


10264582_10203698358759323_4131970115875053177_nThe class moves from the ground-up progressing to standing, offering somatic floor-work, conditioning exercises, improvisational experimentations, across the floor and center work. Short center combinations are rooted in post-modern, release technique and classical ballet and has evolved into a unique vocabulary developed from years of improvisation, performance and musical collaboration. My choreography is leggy, quirky and dynamic. Prepare to move in and out of the floor,  jump, fly and sweat!  I teach Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced levels.

New Class! Join my current ALL-Levels Modern and Composition class in Berkeley located in the Sawtooth building (formerly known as 8th st. Studio now called “Studio Azul”)  Opportunity to perform in December 2016.

Studio Azul Postcard

Photo Credit: Matt Haber

Photo Credit: Matt Haber

Liz Duran Boubion, MFA, RSMT is the Artistic Director of the Piñata Dance Collective, a Co-founder of ¡FLACC! Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers and a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist.  She has been a dance-theater artist for over 20 years, and holds a MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), a B.A. in Dance from Cal State University Long Beach and is a certified practitioner of the Tamalpa Life-Art Process®. Liz has performed dances in the U.S. Germany, and Mexico, traversing nature, alternative gallery spaces, and the proscenium stage.  In addition to on-going classes at Shawl Anderson Dance Center in Berkeley and Ah-Lan Dance Academy in El Cerrito, she has taught as a guest artist at CSUEB, SFSU, St. Mary’s College, UCSC, Lines BFA program, Cultural Central Barrio San Diego, Guadalajara, MX, and The Regenerative Design Institute in Bolinas, Ca.  She has held 6 choreographers residencies and has self-produced multi-media dance theater productions including ¡FLACC!, Temporario Contemporánea, Rite of Spring, Piñata 2012, Maclovia’s Birds, Green, Echo & Narcissus, Yellow Shirt Revised and Auntie Pilar’s Memory Bank. Liz has also worked with local artists Anne Bluethenthal, Eric Kupers, Nita Little, Megan Nicely, Rowena Ritchie, Yannis Adoniou, Diana Lara, Afia Walking Tree, Amber Fields, Arisa White, T-bird Luv, Carter Brooks and many others.