Green Space presents TAKE ROOT with Sarah Starkweather & Muliebris Dance Theatre

Green Space presents TAKE ROOT with Sarah Starkweather & Muliebris Dance Theatre
Green Space is pleased to announce a diverse roster of new/emerging artists for its signature programs this September. Take Root will present an evening of work by Sarah Starkweather and Muliebris Dance Theatre, and Fertile Ground showcases the creative output of multiple dance artists.

"With a backdrop of the Manhattan skyline twinkling through the tall, dusty windows of a former silk factory, both established and emerging NY choreographers show off their most recent works." -Queens Chronicle

TAKE ROOT, now in its 9th season, cultivates dance of varying aesthetics by producing choreographers' work in a full-length or paired-work evening. This monthly series supports dance makers by providing our venue, Green Space, along with full technical and marketing support to present their work to the NYC public.

September 22 & 23, 2017
Advance sale tickets: $15 online at
Tickets purchased at door: $20 cash, $22 credit card
About the Work Sarah Starkweather: Fin de la noche is a multidisciplinary performance that underscores the adverse effects of light pollution on the ecosystem and human condition. From a bird's eye view, Sarah Starkweather explores archetypal imagery of light and darkness to present a familiar, yet idiosyncratic, blend of contemporary movement that evokes nostalgia and stimulates the senses. Fin's undertones are deeply rooted through each individual dancer's metamorphic experiences as professionals in the city shared with a contrasting nuance that spotlights the grit and glam of show business. Lastly, Starkweather and her dancers would like to promote Earth Hour which is happens once a year around the globe, where millions of people, businesses, and landmarks set aside an hour to host events, switch off their lights, and make noise for climate change action. Next year, you can participate on Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 8:30-9:30pm EST. Carpe Noctum!

Muliebris Dance Theatre's collaboration with Sound Designer Asha Tamirisa creates three different dimensions, each containing its own properties and questions. In each, women work together to battle against unseen forces. What does it mean to be female? We see them perform rituals, immersed in nature: hair down, unbound, returning the gaze-a celebration of female strength and communal power.

Company/ Choreographer BiographiesMuliebris Dance Theatre, originally conceived by Samantha Bergman, Holly Heidt, and Cristina Gustaitis, was created in the fall of 2015. The company serves as a laboratory for investigating this life and the world around us. Our method calls for dedication and hard play. We employ the entire body in our storytelling, using The Combined efforts of movement, voice, gesture, and expression to craft and shape each piece.

Sarah Starkweather is a contemporary dancer and ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor based out of Brooklyn, New York. Since 2009, Sarah has performed over 100 times with professional dance companies from Texas, Missouri, and New York. Sarah has worked with choreographers such as Jennifer Archibald, Ashle Dawson, Liz Imperio, Amanda Selwyn, Ashley L. Tate, and Jennifer Medina. Sarah holds a BA in Psychology from The University of Texas at San Antonio during which time she also began her classical training with Catalina Garza, Ernesto Quenedit and Esther Mayer of The Cuban National and Royal Ballet, respectively. Sarah is a founding member of the San Antonio Dance Fringe, and continues to teach technical and leadership workshops across the United States through MA Dance, for whom she also adjudicates regional and national dance competitions. Sarah has been teaching fitness since 2014 and currently teaches barre, kickboxing, and various conditioning classes for Equinox Fitness Clubs throughout New York City.

FERTILE GROUND has supported the emerging and established artists' community for 12 seasons, showcasing the work of over 50 choreographers each year. The non-curated program features five dance makers each evening and includes a post-performance discussion with wine, moderated by Green Space's Artistic Director, Valerie Green.

September 24, 20177pm Advance sale tickets: $13 online at
Tickets purchased at door: $13 cash, $15 credit card
Featuring:eSkay DanceDorothy NunezYdhelca Perez DanceSuzie Thiel CollaborativeLeyland Simmons and Company

DANCE ENTROPY / GREEN SPACEDance Entropy Inc. created its company home, Green Space, in Long Island City in 005. Housed in a former silk factory with magnificent views overlooking Manhattan, the lofty 2000 square foot space offers an affordable venue for the creation and practice of dance. Green Space and Dance Entropy are committed to accessibility, diversity, education, and collaboration, providing dance artists and their work space to grow in New York City through monthly performance platforms and year-round class and rehearsal space.

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.)

Green Space is supported, in part, by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, NYC Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and The New York State Legislature and The Mertz Gilmore Foundation.

Photo Credits: Joe Desimone/Optik House and Rourou Ye.

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