Roam premiered on April 15th and 16th, 2016 at Take Root at Green Space in Queens, NY.

Writer and New York City activist Jane Jacobs wrote that old cities are, "all composed of movement and change, and although it is life, not art, we may fancifully call it the art form of the city and liken it to the dance." Roam is a work for five dancers inspired by urban planning that highlights the ways people are physically organized, emotionally affected, and socially structured by the city environments we build. New York based composer Tristan Perich’s architecturally dense music incorporates piano and electronic sounds, evoking images of smooth glass, tall structures, hard pavement and waves of people etching their ways through the space.

Development of this piece has been made possible by a 2015 New Stage Creative Residency at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center. 

Past Performances

 Inside/Out at Jacob's Pillow
Jacob’s Pillow Dance
Becket, MA
July 20th, 2016

Take Root at Green Space
Long Island City, NY
April 14th and 15th, 2016


Movement Research at Judson Church (excerpt)
New York City
November 23rd, 2015

Your Move Dance Festival (excerpt)
DeBaun Auditorium
Hoboken, NJ
October 22nd and 24th, 2015


Triskelion Arts Summer Shake Up (excerpt)
Brooklyn, NY
July 16th, 2015

Next Stage Dance Residency showing (work in progress)
Jamaica Performing Arts Center
Jamaica, NY
May 28th, 2015