Howard and Liz have worked together since 2001. Originally from New York City, they have traveled the world, working in the fields of theater, variete, contemporary circus, dance theater and music. As performers, directors, choreographers, teachers and producers, they bring a fresh, imaginative perspective to all that they do. Liz and Howard create unique and innovative duet and ensemble work, challenging the norms of the contemporary performance world. Their aim is the seamless integration of music, circus, dance and media into a theatrical context. Their shows focus on the “human element” ,while maintaining a high level of technical excellence.
If you would like to know more about Liz’ and Howard’s joint work as artists, please visit www.lizandhoward.berlin.
ELIZABETH WILLIAMS / Managing Director
Liz Williams has been a professional aerial circus artist since 2005. Working through out Germany in theaters such as, Wintergarten Variete, Chamaeleon Theater, Staatstheater Ingolstadt, Podewil, Friedrichsbau, GOP as well as many events and festivals. Her unique work draws on her background as a professional dancer, actress and study of 5Q and martial arts. A native Floridian, she began her dance training at the PCCA Performing Arts high school. Moving to New York, she continued training at the State University of New York Conservatory of Dance, Purchase, NY, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Remaining in New York City she danced for choreographers David Grenke, Rebecca Hilton and Howard Katz. Through an unexpected opportunity, Liz was given a role in a theater production requiring her to climb ropes, thus began her career as an aerialist.
HOWARD KATZ / Artistic Director
Choreographer, Performer, Musician and Healer, Howard Katz was born, raised and studied in NYC. He has been teaching and developing dance and performance technique for over 40 years. He danced and collaborated with Donald Byrd, David Parsons, Clive Thompson, Tino Segahl, NYC Opera Company, Frey Faust, Christoff Winkler, Jerome Bell, Roy Lichtenstein Circus among others. Howard has choreographed, directed and produced over 50 productions world wide and 9 CDs are circulating from his various music projects. Howard is heavily influnced by his extensive study in various martial art forms. He created the 5Q Movement System. This system is designed to support, develop & improve natural human movement in everyday life as well as dancing, acrobatics, sports and all types of extreme movement. He is a licensed Heilpraktiker (alternative medicine) and licensed Feldenkrias Practitioner.