Join Dance Entropy for our annual New York City Summer Dance Intensive at Green Space: July 11-17 2016!Immerse Yourself in MovementThis intensive is open to all dancers, choreographers, actors, directors, and movement lovers of every kind! Featuring modern dance technique, choreography, peak performance, ballet, plus a performance lab!All classes will be taught by Valerie Green and Dance Entropy company members.For more information and to register visit: …See More
Valerie Green/Dance Entropy Skimming The Surface, A Three Part Program:Dance Performance ~ Expressive Movement Workshop ~ Discussion A unique event series servicing adult populations that maybe overcoming diverse forms of trauma: victims of abuse, rape, human trafficking, veterans, illness, emotional wounds, post-traumatic stress disorder, etc. Dates:April 12th, 14th, 18th, 20th, 22nd, 25th, 27th, 30th Location:Green Space37-24 24th Street #301Long Island City, NY 11101718-956-3037…See More
Fertile Ground is a new works showcase for emerging and established artists now in its 10th 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: Beth Graczyk Bryce Dance Grain and Salt Julia Meyer Leah Smit SM-Dance Arts April 17th, 2016 at 7pm Tickets $12 37-24…See More
Green Space Presents Valerie Green/Dance Entropy In Impermanent LandscapeMarch 17-19 at 8pm, March 20 at 5pmGreen Space37-24 24th Street, Suite 301Long Island City, NY 11101In celebration of Green Space’s 10-year anniversary Valerie Green/Dance Entropy presents Impermanent Landscape (world premier) is an evening length performance in the round inspired by the ideas of cubism, perspective, perception, and impermanence. Breaking the 4th wall and moving choreography outside of traditional formats,…See More
Smashworks Dance Collective: Smashworks Dance Collective presents an athletic, prop-oriented work exploring gender inequality and the societal pressure for women to find wholeness primarily through marriage. As three performers engage in the possibility of a new fulfillment, they abandon their independence in a powerful presentation of obsession and vulnerability. Through the use of inventive movement vocabulary on folding chairs, Smashworks aims to shed light on the female struggle for…See More
Fertile Ground is a new works showcase for emerging and established artists now in its 10th 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:ASHA Dance CompanyDeane Movement ProjectGrazia CapriKalamandir Dance CompanyKatelyn HalpernRain Ross Dance March 6th, 2016…See More
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
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.