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Reject Dance Theatre, Yung-Li Dance and More Set for Green Space Next Month

Reject Dance Theatre, Yung-Li Dance and More Set for Green Space Next MonthGreen 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 Reject Dance Theatre and YUNG-LI DANCE.

TAKE ROOT, now in its 6th 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 14th & 15th, 2014 at 8:00pm
Green Space, 37-24 24th St., (bet. 37 & 38th Ave.), Long Island City, NY 11101
Admission: $15
Tickets are available at the door or online at

Reject Dance Theatre: A piece exploring "territory" from three different perspectives. Embark with us on this journey into human relationships, gender identity, and animal interactions.

YUNG-LI DANCE: Taiwanese choreographer Yung-Li Chen presents a movement-based dance performance entitled "InsideOut." Four female dancers - with music by Team Doyobi - deploy an unrestricted sequence of bold sensory compositions.

Company/ Choreographer Biographies

Reject Dance Theatre (RDT) is a modern/contemporary dance company founded by Smith College MFA alums Rebecca Hite Teicheira, Stephanie Simpson, and Stephen Ursprung. The mission of RDT is to continuously challenge an audience's perception of dance; whether it be by exploring the boundaries of one's physicality, integrating various mediums of visual and dramatic arts, challenging preconceived notions of commercialized dance forms, or delving into the psychology of dance. We find work most exciting when our bodies become strange to us; when we can look at the human form in a different light and discover new qualities within our moving selves that have previously lain dormant. Currently, RDT is based in New York City and Boston and has performed in a variety of venues and festivals across the country including Los Angeles' "MixMatch Dance Festival," Martha's Vineyard's "Built on Stilts Festival," Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn, New Britain Museum of American Art in CT, Trinity Rep Theater in Providence, RI, Boston Center for the Arts in MA, and many more.

Yung-Li Chen is a Dancer & Choreographer who currently lives and works in NYC. She received her BFA in Dance from the Chinese Culture University. In 2005 she relocated to the USA to attend the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College, SUNY, NY, receiving her MFA in Choreography in 2008. Upon graduation, she founded the YUNG-LI DANCE Company in New York City performing throughout Japan, Spain, and Mexico winning a number of composition awards. Her choreographies include commissioned works for the Delaware Art Museum, The Smithsonian's Museum Day Live!, Dixon Place, the NYC DOT 's Summer Streets, and many independent creations. Prominent stages have presented works by Yung-Li including the American Dance Guild Festival, FLICfest Festival, and Jacobs Pillow Inside/ Out. She is also very honored to have participated in dance residencies such as the International Choreographers Residency at the American Dance Festival (NC), The Field Artist Residency Program (NYC), and MANA Arts Residency (NJ).

FERTILE GROUND is a monthly new works showcase for emerging and established artists now in its 9th 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 16th, 2014
Green Space, 37-24 24th St., (bet. 37 & 38th Ave.), Long Island City, NY 11101
Admission: $10
Tickets are available at the door or online at


Cecilia Seaward

Dirty Soles Dance

Jesse Factor

Left of Centre


Thryn Saxon Dance

DANCE ENTROPY / GREEN SPACE - 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.

DIRECTIONS - 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: Melissa Blackall Photography & Alexandra Vainshtein

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