Vanessa Long Dance Company Presents GREEN APPLES
Vanessa Long Dance Company is proud to present to you the release of a new piece of emotional dance theatre; 'Green Apples'. The company states "We believe that in order to see change in our world, we need to encourage conversations. Our pieces are highly theatrical and all tell a story that illustrates the problem set before us."
"Green Apples" focuses on the emotional distress of being forced to leave your country of origin for a better life in a new and unfamiliar country. This piece follows the path of a young woman living in a war torn country, packing to leave her home and to make a break to escape to a new country. The piece follows the music closely and utilizes facial expressions and body language to push the story forward. We explore the emotional struggle through each part of the journey and the hope for a better life. We also take a look at the perception and stereotypes those experience once arriving in a new country. The pain this causes emotionally and psychologically. The movement is based in contemporary dance with pops of theatre focus is placed on body language to explore an issue which is gripping the world.
The Vanessa Long Dance Company believes that in order to see change in our world, we need to encourage conversations. Under Artistic Direction by it's founder Vanessa Long they create highly theactrical pieces and all tell a story that illustrates the problems set before us. They aim to create entertaining pieces that engage their audience and motivates them to challenge the status quo.
The VLDC is a highly sought-after company whose work has been acclaimed by several news media as highly entertaining, and an outstanding company to watch. The company performs for over 10,000 audience members in premier venues in NYC and the Tri-State Area such as The Celebration of Whimsy Theatre, Dixon Place, Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter, Scottish Rite Cathedral in Reading PA, Jennifer Muller Studio Theatre. Two months after its founding, the Vanessa Long Dance Company was honored with its first permanent residency at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre on 42nd street.
This NYC based dance company, since it's founding in October 2014, has quickly captured the attention of fellow artists, presenters, and audience members with its award winning work, ensemble of dancers, and continue to create fearless work tackling social and political issues we face in everyday life.
Vanessa Long is an American choreographer and teacher noted for her theatrical style and activism work. She strives to investigate new forms of theatrical experience aimed to provoke feeling, stimulate the senses, and activate the mind. After graduating from West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Theatre and Dance she moved to New York City to begin her career in choreography and stage direction. She went on to choreograph a total of seventeen Off-Broadway shows over the course of two years along with several short films and music videos. For her short film "Dissolve" she worked in close collaboration with Kate Barker-Froyland (Director/Writer of "Song One" with Anne Hathaway) which went on to be shown in several film festivals around the world. In October 2014 she founded the Vanessa Long Dance Company based in NYC. The company performs 3-6 times a month in NYC and the Tri-State area. The VLDC is currently the resident dance company at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre.