A Resource for Performing Artists, Scholars and Audiences.
Time: November 11, 2016 at 8pm to November 12, 2016 at 10pm
Location: Green Space
Street: 37-24 24th St. #301
City/Town: Long Island City
Website or Map: http://www.greenspacestudio.o…
Event Country: usa
Organized By: Valerie Green
Latest Activity: Oct 19, 2016
Take Root presents Aimee Plauche & Performers and Rastro/Julieta Valero
Aimee Plauche & Performers: The Octopus: fascinating, poorly understood, and often grouped under the misnomer "octopi." In this absurdist and darkly comic dance theater work, the doomed cephalopod faces the miracles and pitfalls of its isolated existence. Among larger philosophical crises (Existentialism! Dehumanization! Individualism!), the octopus will tackle the day to day challenges of octopus dating, octopus wrestling, octopus anxiety, and more. Via these unexpected protagonists, About an Octopus looks at the "other" as simply another dimension of us.
Rastro/Julieta Valero: Cancionero is a nostalgic piece that explores the dichotomy of being alone while within a sea of people. Very much like being in NYC, for many, that sense of being connected while at the same time feeling very isolated. The movement, combining simple gestures and elaborate choreography, exploits the humanness of the body and its beauty, through a diverse musical backdrop.
November 11th & 12th, 2016 at 8pm
Green Space Studio
37-24 24th Street, #301
Long Island City, NY 11101
Tickets are available at the door or online at http://www.greenspacestudio.org/TakeRoot.html
Take Root is a monthly curated series that supports dance makers by providing an opportunity to show a half evening work paired with another artist.
Photo Credits: Kiya Schnorr / Kiya Marie Photography and Matt Browick