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The Moving Architects and More Set for Green Space, Jan 2014

Photo by Nick Fancher.

Green Space presents Take Root with The Moving Architects and Yael Nachajon on January 24 & 25 and Fertile Ground New Works on January 26, 2014.

Green Space is located at 37-24 24th St., (bet. 37 & 38th Ave.), Long Island City, NY.

Green Space is pleased to offer a diverse roster of new/ emerging artists in January.

Fertile Ground will present new work by various artists and Take Root will present an evening of work by The Moving Architects and Yael Nachajon.

TAKE ROOT, now in its 5th season, aids in the continued development and performance of new dance work of various aesthetics by providing choreographers with the opportunity to be produced in a full-length or paired evening of work. This once a month series supports dance makers by providing our venue, Green Space, with full technical and marketing support.

January 24 & 25, 2014
Admission: $15
Tickets are available at the door or online at

About the Work: The Moving Architects continues to explore Erin Carlisle Norton's signature movement style through three divergent dance works. "The New" poses dangerous renditions of the Twist with Stepford-esque 60's flair; "Jellyfish" reveals liquidy limbs in an emulsifying duet; and "Fixate" embodies complex power plays with the pulsating guitar rhythms of the company's long-time collaborator Ian Hatcher.

Yael Nachajon and company use twisting, collapsing, contact-driven movement to explore interpersonal interactions in this new work, ASAP. The piece amplifies scenarios to the absurd to get to the core of human behavior. " " Choreographer Biographies

Erin Carlisle Norton is Artistic Director of The Moving Architects (TMA), founded in 2007 in Chicago and relocated to NYC in 2013. TMA has performed and taught at universities, dance studies, and community centers throughout Chicago, the Midwest, and East Coast; Guatemala City; and across Morocco and throughout Central Asia through the U.S. Embassy/Department of State. Erin holds a BFA and MFA in Dance from Ohio State, and is a Certified Movement Analyst and Pilates Instructor.

The Moving Architects' season is sponsored by The Illinois Arts Council, a state agency and many generous individuals. The creation/rehearsal of this work was made possible in part by subsidized rehearsal space at Center for Performance Research.

Yael Nachajon is a New York based choreographer, dancer and actress with degrees in Psychology and Dance from Princeton University. She has created full works; "Balled Up" (Princeton), "7,000 Days" (Italy), and "Paper Wind" (Ridgewood), as well as performed in staged productions of Bill T. Jones's "Continuous Replay" and Mark Morris' "Grand Duo." Recently, she worked as Susan Marshall's rehearsal manager in preparation for Marshall's upcoming performance at BAM this fall. She is interested in exploring the cross-section of dance and theater and is always looking for opportunities to collaborate and create new work.

FERTILE GROUND is a monthly new works showcase for emerging and established artists now in its 8th season, producing the work of over 50 choreographers each year. This non-curated performance event features five-six choreographers each evening, and includes a post-performance discussion with wine and cheese, moderated by Green Space's Artistic Director, Valerie Green.

January 26, 2014
Admission: $10
Tickets are available at the door or online at

Featuring: Marisa Ballaro Natalie Canizares Blaire Hotchner Aiko Maezawa Maria Malizia Samantha McLoughlin

DANCE ENTROPY / GREEN SPACE: Dance Entropy Inc. created its company home base, Green Space, in Long Island City, in November 2005. Green Space is a spacious 2000 sq. foot venue housed in a former silk factory with magnificent views overlooking Manhattan. Green Space offers choreographers, dancers and the local community an affordable professional dance rehearsal, class, and performance space in New York City.

DIRECTIONS: By Subway: N, Q, or the 7 to Queensboro Plaza, the first stop outside Manhattan. Take the North pedestrian bridge to the street. Look to your right, you will see Crescent St., turn right on Crescent and walk to 38th Ave. Turn left on 38th Ave. Walk one block to 24th street. Green Space is in the red brick, four-story building. (Approximately a ten-minute walk.)

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