U R B A N / T R I B E and More to Dance at Green Space This January

Green Space will offer a diverse roster of new/emerging artists in January.

Fertile Ground will present new work by various artists and Take Root will present an evening of work by Kaley Pruitt Dance and U R B A N / T R I B E.

TAKE ROOT, now in its 8th 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.

January 20th & 21st, 2017
Admission: $15
Tickets are available at the door or online at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org.

About the Work

Kaley Pruitt Dance: Super is for the kid inside your heart. It is hysterical, ridiculous, and at times even devastating. The piece takes a journey from reality, into a fantasized comic book adventure and back. It looks at the icons of "super hero and sidekick" and the impressions we carry of those roles from childhood to adulthood. The imaginary exploit reminds the characters to confront reality with the optimism of youth and to cherish a true friend. Super depicts how bravery may really be nothing more than having a powerful and convincing imagination. The work features dancer Joshua Reaver alongside Kaley Pruitt, with music selections by Europe, Frank Sinatra, and Ben Harper.

U R B A N / T R I B E: HARD SWALLOW is inspired by the Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D.'s book Women Who Run WIth the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype. The work explores notions of embracing the WIld Woman Archetype, while rebelling against oppressive perspectives that are commonly seen in society (particularly the male perspective). The work questions what it means to embrace the untamed woman? Through myth, movement, and narrative U R B A N / T R I B E presents questions about the dominance within our social structure and the oppressed female persona.

Company/ Choreographer Biographies

Kaley Pruitt Dance investigates the human experience and explores the intrinsic communication between bodies in space. The work spans comedic dance theater to abstract concert aesthetic. Kaley's choreography has been presented through Illinois State University, Triskelion Arts, Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, Chez Bushwick and The Center for Performance Research, Built on Stilts in Martha's Vineyard, The Secret Theater, Ketchum Arts Commission, Dixon Place Theater, Movement Research, and others. She is honored to have her work presented in Green Space's Take Root Series. Kaley is originally from Ketchum, Idaho. She received her professional training at Idyllwild Arts Academy, The Boston Conservatory, and Florida State University. She graduated from FSU with a BFA in Dance and was a member of Dance Repertory Theatre. She has been working in New York City as a dancer and choreographer since 2011. Alongside of Kaley Pruitt Dance, she has performed with LeAnne Schmidt & Company, The Treehouse Shakers, Megan Sipe, and Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre. Kaley is an adjunct dance faculty member at Illinois State University and has taught at Steffi Nossen School of Dance and with Limón4Kids in the past. Kaley is also a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in New York with Bohemia Realty Group. www.KaleyPruittDance.com

U R B A N / T R I B E was founded by Mathew James as a way to build an artistic community that functions by implementing principles and values involved in a tribe. Mathew James is a descendant of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, a tribe located in Santa Ynez, CA. He has been heavily influenced by the tribal elements of inclusion, community, and cooperation. Mathew believes these values are essential in creative art-making. Each member of the tribe has a specific role and is vital to the function and success of the tribe. Mathew James earned his MFA at Tisch School of the Arts in Performance & Choreography, and his Yoga teaching certification at The Perri Institute of Mind and Body. He received his BA at Loyola Marymount University, where he studied Dance, Business Administration, and Jewish Studies. Mathew has performed works by Bill T. Jones, Shannon Gillen, Felipe Barrueto of Joe Good Performance Group, Nolan T'sani, Kevin Williamson, and Lauren Adams, Red Bucket Dance Theatre, Nickerson­Rossi Dance, LAMA, and consistently worked in the commercial industry as a dancer with brands such as Diesel Jeans and Disney Channel.

FERTILE GROUND is a monthly new works showcase for emerging and established artists now in its 11th 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, moderated by Green Space's Artistic Director, Valerie Green.

January 22nd, 2017
Admission: $12
Tickets are available at the door or online at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org.


Curet Performance Project
Grant Jacoby & Dancers
Hannah + Lucia
The Two Of Us
Unhinged 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.

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.)

Photo Credits: Sam Polcer and Koon

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