Green Space to Present TAKE ROOT & FERTILE GROUND in June

Green Space to Present TAKE ROOT & FERTILE GROUND in June

Green Space will offer a diverse roster of new/ emerging artists in June. Fertile Ground will present new work by various artists and Take Root will present an evening of work by Lisa Parra.

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.

June 6th & 7th, 2014
Admission: $15
Tickets are available at the door or online at

Ana is an investigation into the relationship between language and movement and the transformations that occur within dialogues. The piece focuses on Ms. Parra's experiences and observations of crossing the California-Mexico border every day for a week. During this time, she observed Mexican-American women who cross the border daily to go to school. The purpose of this type of field research was to document language and movement patterns in young Mexican-American women who constantly migrate between languages, cultures and geographical spaces. Photographs and sound recordings acquired from the field have been used to create the dialogue and choreography. The piece is performed by two women who occupy an open space while engaging each other in a dialogue of words, movement and sound.

"... two well-conceived mirrored forms with lyrical accents strictly defined by the coordinated action of the two dancers (who skillfully dominate the movement), at times working in a necessary symmetry while at other times in choreographic ensemble." - Roger Salas, El País

Choreographer/ Company Biography

Lisa Parra is a choreographer, performer and video artist. She received a graduate degree in Dance/Movement Therapy from the University of California at Los Angeles, undergraduate degrees in Dance and Psychology from UC Irvine and a certificate in Movement Analysis from the Laban Institute of Movement Studies in New York. Her work examines themes of perception and body in the contexts of communication, ritual and everyday experience. In particular, she is interested in the construction or reconstruction of the body with regards to identity through digital imagery, sound and language. She has performed and presented work nationally in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and internationally in Spain, Italy, Belgium, Japan and Mexico. Several institutions have provided residencies and commissioned her projects, including the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (Troy, NY), Centro de Artes Performativas do Algarve (Faro, Portugal), NU2 (Barcelona, Spain),Teatro del Canal (Madrid, Spain) and Bilbao Eszena (Bilbao, Spain).

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.

June 8 th, 2014
Admission: $10
Tickets are available at the door or online at

Featuring: What A Lady k + j projects Natalie N. Johnson Sum Bones Co. Callie Hatchett Dance

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.

Photo credit: Lisa Parra

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