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Green Space's TAKE ROOT, FERTILE GROUND to Feature Donofrio Dance, Laurie Hockman, FREDIDANCE Project & More, 3/14-16

Green Space's TAKE ROOT, FERTILE GROUND to Feature Donofrio Dance, Laurie Hockman, FREDIDANCE Project & More, 3/14-16

Green Space is pleased to offer a diverse roster of new and emerging artists in March. Fertile Ground will present new work by various artists and Take Root will present an evening of work by Taylor Donofrio and Laurie Hockman.

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.

TAKE ROOT will run March 14th & 15th, 2014 at 8:00pm. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door or online at

Donofrio Dance Company's "RAM" takes you into a world where memories are being revealed and where people are encapsulated by their past. The evening length dance work has become a manifestation of physical responses to memory as the company underwent a process of "memory experiments," a way to recall memory and connect it to physical movement. Memories unfold through mounted projectors on each performer, revealing each personal attachment and recall of these memories. The multimedia fused work includes an original score by Ryan Campos, as well as short films created by Ace Salisbury.

Laurie Hockman's "settled gravity" uses Shakespeare's sonnets to create a world and a character who explores the themes of love, loss, and time's cruelty. Driven by the atmosphere and passion of composer Kayhan Kalhor's "Silent City," the work seeks to capture the imagery and feeling of the poems, making connection between the language, the amplified gesture of the movement, and the immanence of space.

Taylor Donofrio is the Artistic Director and Choreographer of Donofrio Dance Company. She established the company in 2009 after premiering their first work at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center in Queens. Taylor received a BA in Dance from Manhattanville College and an Award of Excellence for her performance piece, Automaton. After working with Pucci Plus Dancers and Misnomer Dance, Taylor has since collaborated and choreographed for Not An Original Theater Company, Te IIum Theatre Company, and companies such as CollegeHumor. Donofrio Dance Company's work has been presented at Dumbo Dance Festival 2012, DNA, Triskelion Arts, Movement Research, Manhattanville College, and at CPR. The company was recently featured in Dance Informa magazine.

Laurie Hockman has been creating and performing her own work since 1993. She has danced with Katherine Howard, Malene Lodz, and Trish Doherty, and in collaborations with visual artist Natalie Moore and free jazz musicians Daniel Carter, Sabir Mateen, David Gould, and David Moss. She is influenced by ideokinetic studies with Nancy Topf and Irene Dowd. She holds a BA in philosophy from Wake Forest University.

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.

FERTILE GROUND will run March 16, 2014 at 7pm. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or online at

FERTILE GROUND will feature FREDIDANCE Project, MachineHistrionica, Olana Flynn, Thomas Tsai, Monica Hogan Danceworks, and Dare Harlow and Quincie Hydock.

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: Genevieve Greenan

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