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Aimee Plauche and More Slated for Green Space This November

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

Fertile Ground will present new work by various artists and Take Root will present an evening of work by Aimee Plauche & Performers and Rastro/Julieta Valero

TAKE ROOT, now in its 8th 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.

November 11th & 12th, 2016
Admission: $15
Tickets are available at the door or online at

About the Work:

Aimee Plauche & Performers: The Octopus: fascinating, poorly understood, and often grouped under the misnomer "octopi." In this absurdist and darkly comic dance theater work, the doomed cephalopod faces The Miracles and pitfalls of its isolated existence. Among larger philosophical crises (Existentialism! Dehumanization! Individualism!), the octopus will tackle the day to day challenges of octopus dating, octopus wrestling, octopus anxiety, and more. Via these unexpected protagonists, About an Octopus looks at the "other" as simply another dimension of us.

Rastro/Julieta Valero: Cancionero is a nostalgic piece that explores the dichotomy of being alone while within a sea of people. Very much like being in NYC, for many, that sense of being connected while at the same time feeling very isolated. The movement, combining simple gestures and elaborate choreography, exploits the humanness of the body and its beauty, through a diverse musical backdrop.

Company/ Choreographer Biographies:

Aimee Plauche & Performers: Aimee Plauche is a dance/physical theater choreographer living and working in Brooklyn, New York since 2011. Her whimsical shows use peripheral characters to explore life's quiet tragedies and victories. Most recently, her work has been featured as part of the new Studio Theater Series at Triskelion Arts and in the DUMBO Dance Festival. She was honored to be selected as part of the upcoming Director's Choice showcase at Spoke the Hub in January 2017. Aimee holds a BFA in Dance from Florida State University, teaches Pilates, and eternally hopes to be brave.

Rastro/Julieta Valero: Founder and artistic director, Julieta Valero, started choreographing in 1998 shortly after moving to NYC. Her works encompass a wide range of themes, and emotions, from joy to fear, through love, fun and despair. Despite this variety, her dances are always deeply rooted in the subtleties, complexity and simplicity of the human condition, through the physicality of her movement and the essential role music always plays in her dances.

FERTILE GROUND is a monthly new works showcase for emerging and established artists now in its 11th 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.

November 13th, 2016, 7pm, Admission: $12

Tickets are available at the door or online at

Featuring: Annie Sailer Dance Company, Jessica Reidy, KaKe Dance Company, Lai Baca Dance, LEMI Collective, Xiang Xu

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.

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 Credits: Kiya Schnorr / Kiya Marie Photography and Matt Browick

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