November 13, 2015 at 8pm to November 14, 2015 at 10pm
Take Root presents Erica Lessner and Gwen Rakotovao Company Erica Lessner: The choreography of Erica Lessner is an athletic juxtaposition of fluidity and high impact movements. Her newest work deals with gas lighting: a form of mental abuse in which false information is presented with the intent of making victims doubt their own memory, perception, and sanity. Lessner has pulled ideas from several prior works that have been influenced by this subject matter as it relates to her own family…See More
September 15, 2015 at 6:30pm to October 13, 2015 at 8pm
Modern Dance at Green SpaceTuesdays 6:30-8pmOpen Level14 Class Series: $250September 15 – December 15, 2015Drop-In Cost: $20Instructor: Valerie GreenHawkins-Based Modern Dance Class Dance class at Green Space gives students the opportunity to work on body strength and alignment in a fun and supportive dance environment. Come and dance with intelligence, clarity, and safety!To register - Call: 718-956-3037 or Email: info@GreenSpaceStudio.orgGreen…See More
August 15, 2015 at 9:15pm to August 29, 2015 at 4:30pm
Dance Entropy presents SuccessionPart of The New York International Fringe Festival – FringeNYCAugust 15th at 9:15pm, 18th at 7:00pm, 22nd at 6:30pm, 26th at 8:45pm & 29th at 3:45pmVenue #7: The Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 East 14th Street, New York, NYTickets: $18 – For tickets visit http://www.danceentropy.org/Succession.htmlDance Entropy is proud to present Succession as part of the 19th annual New York…See More
Fertile Ground is a new works showcase for emerging and established artists now in its 9th season, producing the work of over 50 choreographers each year. This non-curated performance event features five or six choreographers each evening and includes a post-performance discussion with wine and cheese, moderated by Green Space’s Artistic Director, Valerie Green.Featuring:Adi Eytan Cat Wagner/Collaborations Descavich Choreography Mina Choreography MoveWorksVanessa Long Dance CompanyMay 17th,…See More
Take Root presents Thomas/Ortiz Dance and Indah Walsh Dance Company on May 15th & Mary 16th.Thomas/Ortiz Dance: Thomas/Ortiz Dance presents two new dances inspired by several aspects of social interactions. The first, set to the music of Kronus Quartet, deals with the vices of human beings and how we deal, coexist, defeat, or surrender to the demons that plague us all. The second is set in the '60s, depicting the similarities and differences of first dates in different cultures.“Ethereal…See More
Succession, a full evening retrospective work, channels Ms. Green’s nearly two decades as a pillar of the dance community in New York City.Valerie Green/Dance Entropy presents Succession, an evening-length solo work incorporating both new choreography and past work spanning the past decade. Danced by Valerie Green, who is the artistic director and choreographer for Dance Entropy, this one-women show channels Ms. Green’s own personal life cycle. It also represents her final turn in a…See More
Fertile Ground is a new works showcase for emerging and established artists now in its 9th season, producing the work of over 50 choreographers each year. This non-curated performance event features five or six choreographers each evening and includes a post-performance discussion with wine and cheese, moderated by Green Space’s Artistic Director, Valerie Green. Featuring:Cedan Dance CompanyChandler DancedanceETHOS Performance CompanyIn Noon DanceMonteleone Dance CollectiveN^2 Dance December…See More
Valerie Green became interested in dance as a child growing up in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1998 she formed Valerie Green/Dance Entropy, adding a permanent home for the company in 2005 - GREEN SPACE- in Long Island City, Queens.
To date Ms. Green has created 21 dances and 6 evening length works. Her choreography has been presented at festivals and venues throughout New York City including La Mama, Performance Mix and Dance Now @ Joyce Soho, Movement Research at Judson Church, Draft Work at St. Mark's Church, Oasis at Chashama, Mulberry St. Theater’s New Steps, Dance Now @ Dance Theater Workshop, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, University Settlement, the 92nd St. Y, Hunter College, Context, The Flea, Cunningham Studio, Dixon Place, Hudson Guild Theater, LaGuardia Performing Art Center, Jamaica Performing Arts Center, Queens Theater in the Park, Queens Botanical Garden, St. Sava Cathedral and Green Space. Her work has also toured to various venues throughout the US and to less formal spaces such as parks and art galleries.
Valerie has worked extensively on the International circuit. Among the festivals where she taught and performed are: Chandigarh Institute of Performing Arts, India, Italy’s Meeting Anti-Razista, Trulo Arts Center, Ostuni, Le Regard du Cygne, Paris, The Avignon Fringe Festival, TEST! Theater Festival in Zagreb, Croatia, and Toronto, Canada’s Fringe Festival of Independent Dance Artists. Her company, Dance Entropy, toured her evening- length show, Homeland-Inner Side throughout Serbia in 2001, which led to numerous teaching residencies with various cultural institutions in Belgrade. She has also performed at The National Theater in Mostar, Bosnia, The National Theater of Belgrade, Serbia, the World Dance Congress in Argos, Greece, and the Body Navigation Festival in St. Petersberg, Russia.
As a guest artist, Valerie has received commissions from Texas State University, BITEF Theater in Belgrade, Serbia, Theater Alternativa in Tirana, Albania, and LaGuardia Community College. She has been a guest artist at the University of Las Vegas, Texas State University, LaGuardia Community College, University of Nanterre, France, Florida Gulf Coast University, and at the Faculty of Drama & Art in Belgrade, Serbia and Sarajevo, Bosnia.
Valerie’s choreographic work and teaching style is influenced by her formative years working with the Erick Hawkins Dance Company, her certification in Body/Mind Fitness and her undergraduate work at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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