The Umbrella Co. and More Set for Green Space's TAKE ROOT and FERTILE GROUND, 9/20-22
Green Space will offer a diverse roster of new/emerging artists in September 2013. Fertile Ground will present new work by various artists on September 22, and Take Root will present an evening of work by The Umbrella Co. on September 20 & 21.
Green Space is located at 37-24 24th St., (bet. 37 & 38th Ave.) Long Island City, NY.
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.
September 20 & September 21, 2013
Tickets are available at the door or online at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org
Take Root with The Umbrella Co.: A New York premier and collaboration by Stephanie Booth and Jessica Parks, this evening-length presentation will embrace expansive, athletic movement challenging the capacity of the human body and weave eloquence, whimsy and a narrative throughout the work. Umbrella Co. performers approach works with soul, sweat and sophistication. Soak in this piece that is sure to be sensational!
The Umbrella Co. (TUC) was founded by Stephanie Booth and Jessica Parks in 2010. The company recently presented its first season at University Settlement with the generous support of donors, family and friends. TUC has also performed at Green Space, Movement Research/Open Performance, Dixon Place (NYC10), The Shore Institute of Contemporary Arts, PMT House of Dance Monthly Series, the Amalgamate Artists Series, and was a featured company in the Exquisite Corpse Festival in 2011. This summer, the company performed at the SLDT Dance Festival in Queens and the Detroit Dance City Festival.
The Umbrella Co. is a New York City based non-profit organization dedicated to creating work that progressively moves the medium of dance forward. The company works with a vocabulary that combines influences from classical ballet to post-modernism, to produce a language that is accessible to non-dancers and dancers alike. The Umbrella Co. makes dance that comments on social and psychological conditions and aims to join in the larger conversations of humanity.
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.
September 22, 2013
Tickets are available at the door or online at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org.
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 facility 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.)
Photo Credit: Eric Bandiero