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January 2019 Events Announced At Green Space

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January 2019 Events Announced At Green Space

Green Space is pleased to announce a diverse roster of artists for its signature programs this January. Take Root will present an evening of work by Brianna Taylor/Confluence Dance Project and Marion Spencer on January 25th and 26th, and Fertile Ground showcases works-in-progress by multiple dance artists on January 27th.

Green Space is singular in providing a quality studio to create dance, while offering various simultaneous performance opportunities to share the work with peers and public.
-Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer, Executive Director, Queens Council on the Arts

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 10th season, nurtures dance artists at established stages in their careers, pairing them in a split bill or full evening-length program. This monthly series supports dance makers' experimentation and growth by providing our venue, Green Space, along with full technical and marketing support to present their work to the NYC public.

January 25th and 26th

8pm
Advance sale tickets: $17 online at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org
Tickets purchased at door: $20 cash, $22 credit card

About the Work

Brianna Taylor/Confluence Dance Project's Lineage Ritual/Liminal Home is about family, and the strands that, for better or worse, connect us to our past. Performers use movement, sound, food and saran wrap to examine ways heritage can simultaneously support and confine us, shape our world-view and offer a framework from which to resist, reflect, or recalculate our lives. Drawing on personal histories and family recipes, the performers laugh, scream, sing, and cry as they dig through memories to expose what should remain neatly preserved and what needs shredding. They ask themselves and the audience how memories can situate us in our daily lives, and how to navigate when personal histories clash inside of socially constructed families. Lineage Ritual/Liminal Home invites audiences to join this journey and help shape the environment for the performers to move within, heightening one's relationship to spontaneity, responsibility, surrender, and change.

Marion Spencer's WOLF explores the beauty and imminent future of nature today, happiness, the memory of trauma, whiteness, cleaning, and transformations. This solo invites falling under spells, the wildness of nature as well as its undeniable uncontrollable impending loss, red wine, red blood, the new moon, and how we manage to endure into its research. We consider the positive effects on our brain and body when we are in nature, and yet the natural world is undeniably, uncontrollably dying, and we consider that as well. This project explores both beautiful magic and tragically real happenings in our world, immersion and abstraction, and includes original text and sound both live and recorded.

About the Artists

Brianna Taylor is a multidisciplinary movement artist, choreographer, performer, teacher, and investigator. Her work explores intersections between movement, language, sound and objects. She holds an MFA in Choreography from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a B.A. in Dance from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Brianna is the founder and artistic director of Confluence Performance Project, a multi-disciplinary performance group based in Greensboro, NC. Her work has been showcased in the San Francisco Bay area, Greensboro, NC, Boulder, CO, Portland, OR, Washington, DC, Paris, France, and Lausanne, Switzerland. She is a member of the multi-media performance ensemble Collapss (The Collective for Happy Sounds) collapss.com, also based in Greensboro. In 2008 Brianna co-founded SoShe's Performance Collective in San Francisco, CA, where she continues to create work and perform. In Boulder she was a company member of The Skeleton Dance Project with Onye Ozuzu, as well as Logo Ligi West African Dance Ensemble with the Mensah Brothers, and she co-directed the performance collective Separation Anxiety. She has collaborated and performed with a variety of artists around the United States, and in Ghana, West Africa. Brianna teaches as an adjunct professor at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Elon University and Salem College.

Marion Spencer is a dancer, choreographer and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. Her choreographic investigations focus around creating movement, sound and light studies that build an immersive world to live in, dream in and be changed by. Her process pushes sociopolitical, personal and imaginative boundaries while also siphoning nuanced emotion. Engaging with concepts far bigger and stranger than herself, she pushes her person past comfort kinetically and imaginatively to discover and then examine and shape what transformation occurs. Her practice is a multi-media collage of visual, written and movement forms. Her creative process includes a rigorous physical practice, but also singing, reading, writing, recording, taking photographs, drawing, listening, meditation and discussion. It's a priority in her process and work to critically examine her privilege, her whiteness, and acknowledge her benefit from white supremacy while listening and being an ally active in the work of dismantling white supremacy as a white artist. She currently dances for Kendra Portier and Kinesis Project Dance Theatre, and is collaborating with dance artist Simon Thomas-Train. Since moving to New York she has had the pleasure of collaborating and performing with Michelle Boulé, Athena Kokoronis, Stephan Koplowitz, Annie Kloppenberg, Shandoah Goldman/Carte Blanche Performance, Vanessa Justice, Shaun Irons & Lauren Petty, Michiyaya, Hollis Bartlett, and apprenticing and performing with David Dorfman Dance. In addition to performing and making work, she also teaches dance to adults and young dancers in the New York area. She is currently on faculty at Gibney, Dancewave, Greenwich Country Day School, and Girls Preparatory Charter Middle School.

FERTILE GROUND has supported emerging and established artists for 13 seasons, showcasing the work of over 50 choreographers each year. The non-curated program features 5-6 dance makers each evening and includes a post-performance discussion with wine, moderated by Green Space's Artistic Director, Valerie Green.

January 27th

7pm

Tickets: $15 at door and online at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org

Featuring:
Kathleen Dalton/Eva Goodman (Nighttime)

Caeruleus Dance Collective

Sara Brians

MobPo Dance Collab

withJOYdance

Rebecca Van Dover

DANCE ENTROPY / GREEN SPACE

Dance Entropy Inc. created its company home, Green Space, in Long Island City in 2005. 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, classes and rehearsal space.


DIRECTIONS
By Subway: N, W, 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.)


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