Drastic Action and More Set for This Month at Green Space
Green Space is pleased to offer a diverse roster of new/emerging artists in December. Fertile Ground will present new work by various artists and Take Root will present an evening of work by Drastic Action.
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.December 12th & 13th, 2014
Tickets are available at the door or online at www.GreenSpaceStudio.orgAbout the Work:
Drastic Action: Drastic Action will premiere "Dis/Location," a half-hour dance based on Geismar's experience as the child of an immigrant and on interviews with immigrants from all over the world. Four human-sized canvas sacks alternately transport, confine and protect the dancers. The piece explores the painfulness of leaving home, the rituals we use to make a new home, the awkwardness of trying to fit into a new culture and our struggle for connection with one another. The company will also perform "Attachment" (2014) a duet exploring the push and pull of our earliest relationships with original music by Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee, Annabelle Chvostek. The dancers are Allie Harris, Kaoru Ikeda, Alessandra Larson, Betty Skeen, Darla Stanley and Debra Wanner. Costumes by Jennifer Lee.
These performances are supported by The PSC-CUNY Research Foundation, and a Mertz Gilmore Foundation Late Stage Production Stipend facilitated through Green Space.
Company/ Choreographer Biographies:
Drastic Action is a modern dance company directed by choreographer, Aviva Geismar. Geismar's dances are inspired by the nuances and paradoxes of human behavior. The company has performed at many national venues including Inside/Out at Jacob's Pillow, The Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center, Symphony Space, Merkin Concert Hall and Dance Theater Workshop. Between 2006 and 2010 Drastic Action performed and taught throughout Germany as part of a State Department sponsored program, Dancing to Connect. The company is planning a performance and educational project in Washington Heights and Fort Tryon Park for 2016. Geismar is an Assistant Professor in the Dance Program at Queensborough Community College.
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.December 14th, 2014
Tickets are available at the door or online at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org Featuring:
Cedan Dance Company
danceETHOS Performance Company
In Noon Dance
Monteleone Dance Collective
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 Credit: Yi-Chun Wu