ClancyWorks, Zeta and More Set for Green Space's TAKE ROOT & FERTILE GROUND This Weekend
Green Space is pleased to offer a diverse roster of new and emerging artists in April. Fertile Ground will present new work by various artists and Take Root will present an evening of work by ClancyWorks Dance Company and Zeta Dance Group.
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 the venue, Green Space, with full technical and marketing support. Take Root will run tonight, April 26, 2014 at 8:00pm. Admission is $15. Tickets are available at the door or online at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org.
ClancyWorks Dance Company presents two works choreographed by Adrienne Clancy. Driven [by the female heartbeat] is a recent work, which received recognition as a Metro DC Dance award finalist for Outstanding New Work. This piece examines the many roles that women must take on as they live in the 21st century. Benchmarks is an audience favorite that celebrates the value of daily interactions and challenges by bringing the audience on a choreographic journey. Benches are continuously redesigned in different formations to refresh the stage visually and create new landscapes where various dramatic situations can unfold.
The Herd is a U.S. premiere for Australian company, Zeta Dance Group. This intricate and innovative work choreographed by Erin Tunbridge explores human tendencies to follow those in power and investigates individuality, curiosity and social trends as it relates to conformity. In a stimulating and thought-provoking display of artistry, this ground-breaking work compels the audience to consider: Why do we follow the trends of others? What happens when there is no trend to follow? What would you begin?
Adrienne Clancy, the Founding and Artistic Director of ClancyWorks Dance Company, is a dance artist. Her work explores architecturally informed partnering developed among diverse artists. Simultaneously dynamic and emotionally perspective, Clancy's choreography exemplifies an environment of mutual respect and creates images that embrace diversity and foster community awareness. Over the past twenty years Clancy has choreographed and performed throughout the world including being the youngest choreographer to present at the Suzanne Dellal International World Dance Competition in Tel Aviv. Her choreography has been performed internationally in Colombia, England, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Paraguay, and Poland. Prior to directing ClancyWorks, Adrienne Clancy was a member of the Bella Lewitzky Dance Company; a rehearsal director, project director, and company member for the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange; a principal dancer for Nora Reynolds Dance (Nora is Bella Lewitzky's daughter); and a guest artist for Bill Evans and Victoria Marks. Clancy will earn a PhD in May 2014, and recently completed her MFA in Dance from Texas Woman's University. Clancy holds a BFA in Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University and a MA in Dance, emphasis in History & Criticism, from University of New Mexico.