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Incubator of dance in Queens

2013-2014 Performance Season


Fertile Ground A monthly, non-curated new works discussion series for emerging or established artists, each performance features 6 choreographers and is followed by a moderated discussion over wine & cheese with Green Space’s Artistic Director, Valerie Green. Sunday Performances 7:00pm | Tickets: $10 GREEN SPACE BLOOMS A 4-night dance festival featuring a different nightly line-up of choreographers presenting exciting and diverse genres of new work, each evening concludes with a reception featuring musical guests honoring the many ethnic communities of Queens. Performances 8:00pm | Tickets: $15 advance/$20 door Take Root Aides in the continued development and performance of new dance work of various aesthetics providing choreographers with an opportunity to be produced in a full or paired evening of work. Friday - Saturday performances 8:00 pm | Tickets: $15 For tickets and more information: www.GreenSpaceStudio.org

September 20 & 21st 8pm Take Root with Umbrella Co.

A New York premier, this evening-length presentation will embrace athletic movement, challenge human capacities and weave a story with eloquence and whimsy. Soak in this sensational piece!

Sun. September 22nd 7pm Fertile Ground


October 19th 8pm October 19 8pm Take Take Root Root with with Gina Graham/ Esse Aficionado Gina Graham/Esse Aficionado Chaos. Beauty. Chaos. Technology. Technology. Beauty. Performers explore Performers explore massive movement amounts of VHS tape, resulting through massive amounts of VHS in a continuum of exchanges, tape, resulting in a continuum of while payingwhile tribute to thetribute to exchanges, paying obsolete format. the obsolete format.

Sun. October 20th 7pm Fertile Ground


November 15 & 16th 8pm Take Root with Mei Yamanaka A style fusing ballet, modern/contemporary and hip-hop. Return to the innocence of childhood, as dancers frolic and flee from the overwhelming world of grown ups.

Paired Evening also featuring Angel Chinn How can we find truth and balance in a fast moving digital world? Artists will take an abstract approach, splicing athleticism, sensuality and stillness.

Sun. November 17th 7pm Fertile Ground


December 13 & 14th 8pm Take Root with Isis Movement A diverse, dynamic full evening of mixed repertory, from old favorites to the premier of “Universalis,� featuring an original score by Aaron Bumpus and video art by Jonathan Henry.

Sun. December 15th 7pm Fertile Ground


January 24 & 25th 8pm Take Root with The Moving Architects A defining work, integrating cultural experiences from international travels. By artistic director Erin Carlisle Norton, guided by the rhythms of sound designer Ian Hatcher.

Paired Evening with Yael Nachajon Often, we contradict our true emotions and struggle to understand ourselves and others. Yael Nachajon sets a magnifying glass against the complex emotional realities that exist within our most mundane, everyday interactions.

Sun. January 26th 7pm Fertile Ground


February 7 & 8th 8pm Take Root with Teresa Fellion Investigate reactions to sound and explore dualities through movement. This work adopts a voyeuristic point of view into the intimate, idiosyncratic relationships among eight individuals.

Paired with Teddy Tedholm One of the most exciting new talents in modern dance! An explosive, meticulous, immersive atmosphere of new and old...with a smirk.

Sun. February 9th 7pm Fertile Ground


March 14 & 15th 8pm Take Root with Laurie Hockman An individual awakens and seeks a voice. Magic and reason collide as descriptions of inner life and Shakespearean sonnets invent an intricate world of economy, abundance and precision. A dance begins.

Paired with Taylor Donofrio How do we remember? Examines the memory of five different personas and reveals the mysterious roots of our identities. Seamlessly incorporating mobile projectors, film and original music.. Angel Chinn How can we find truth and balance in a fast moving digital world? Artists will take an abstract approach, splicing athleticism, sensuality and stillness.

Sun. March 16th 7pm Fertile Ground


April 10-13th 8pm 4-Day Festival

April 26th 8pm Take Root with Zeta Dance Group A contemporary dance theatre work, provoking questions of self-direction, individual identity and the social trends responsible for group conformity.

Paired Evening ClancyWorks Dance Company A special night of two works, in the physical athleticism associated with artistic director Adrienne Clancy. Dive into the themes of relationships and time.

Sun. April 27th 7pm Fertile Ground


May 16 & 17th 8pm Take Root with Sunhwa Chung/ Ko-Ryo Dance Theater A unique, authentic blend of modern and traditional Korean dance and glimpse into the choreographer’s personal journey of accepting change and embracing new customs.

Sun. May 18th 7pm Fertile Ground


June 6 & 7th 8pm Take Root with Lisa Parra Broaching the themes of substance and representation, original and copy, translation and error, female dancers engage one other, and both words and movement form their ensuing dialogue.

Sun. June 8th 7pm Fertile Ground Green Space is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, Queens Community Arts Fund, and rehearsal subsidy support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the generous support of individuals like you.

Photo credits Eric Bandiero, Accra Shepp, Anton Martynov (also on cover), Peter Yesley, Mark Landas, Nick Fancher, Bentley Drezner, Yi-Chun Wu, Ruben Chamorro, Adrian Thomas, Jake Pett, FenLan Chuang, Natalia Mesa, Steven Schreiber, Lisa Parra


Dance Entropy Inc. Green Space 37-24 24th St. # 301 Long Island City, NY 11101 www.GreenSpaceStudio.org 718-956-3037

Directions: By Subway (and foot): N (local) Q (express) or 7 to Queensboro Plaza After exiting the train, take the NORTH pedestrian bridge. Once on the street look to your right, you will see Crescent St., turn right on Crescent and walk to 38th Ave. Turn left. Walk one block to 24th street. You will see a red brick four -story building taking up most of the block. The main entrance is mid block. F Train to 21st. Queensbridge After exiting walk north to 38th Ave. and turn right, walk three blocks to 24th St. and turn left, building is on the northwest side of street/main entrance mid block. (About a ten-minute walk from trains.)

About GREEN SPACE: Responding to the need for professional rehearsal space in the New York metro area, Valerie Green and Dance Entropy, Inc., opened Green Space in November 2005. Located in Long Island City, Green Space serves the public by offering discounted services to artists in a spacious 1800 sq. foot facility. Green Space’s mission is to serve the Queens and general dance community by providing an affordable and welcoming environment for rehearsals, classes, multi-arts events, and performances; featuring our signature three-tiered artist development presenting program including Fertile Ground, Green Space Blooms and Take Root.


Green Space 2013-2014 Performance Season