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
November 1, 2014 at 2pm to November 2, 2014 at 3pm
Queens Theatre presents: Valerie Green/Dance Entropy A diverse program featuring three energetic works, including: the premiere of Titanic.Si, a dance/theater work based on the story of the great ship Titanic, a special project with guest artists from Slovenia. Hinge a movement tour de force, celebrating the time-honored tradition of live music and dance with MuSE, Multicultural Sonic Evolution. And Inexplicable Space, a mysterious, odd collection of movements and encounters amidst an…See More
Modern Technique: Mondays 7:30-9pm with Valerie GreenLevel: OpenLocation: Green Space Studio, Long Island City, NYFee: $18, Dancers/Students $15This class is influenced by the Erick Hawkins modern dance technique. The principles emphasized in this class are universally beneficial to dance training and include using the power of the center to initiate, control, and radiate movement, plus pelvis initiation, and the use of under and over curves. Informing this class is Miss Green’s certified…See More
Join Dance Entropy for our annual New York City Summer Dance Intensive at Green Space: July 7-13, 2014! This intensive is open to all dancers, choreographers, actors, directors, and movement lovers of every kind! Featuring Hawkins-based modern dance technique, choreography, nutrition, Pilates, and 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 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.