Green Space Presents TAKE ROOT

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 Borne Dance Company and Dana Florin-Weiss & Hannah Verrill

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.

December 9th & 10th, 2016
Admission: $15
Tickets are available at the door or online at

About the Work

Borne Dance Company: In collaboration with the Entire company, artistic directors' Katie Kilbourn and Kianna Moye have created a dance experience exploring human nature and human interaction. Drawing inspiration from our culture and daily lives, Borne explores the differences and similarities between humans and why specific groups of people are targeted for their differences. The lack of knowledge of one another affects our very existence on this planet in which all humans inhibit together. Borne Dance Company's work explores how this lack of knowledge affects our daily lives.

Dana Florin-Weiss & Hannah Verrill: The Problem of Two manifests as a sequence of methods, loops of behavior like waves. Caught in the spray, we navigate the condition of being watched and watching back. We cast ourselves as images and then we erode that image over and over to reveal ourselves as agents.

Company/ Choreographer Biographies

Borne Dance Company is a team of collaborating artists led by New York based choreographers Kianna Moye and Katie Kilbourn. Although both choreographers of Borne Dance Co. vary in artistic nuance, they share a common goal of creating work that is communally driven. Moye and Kilbourn began their relationship as collaborators, while studying Dance at the University of the Arts, in Philadelphia. After graduating in 2013, they have gone on to produce, create, and explore their art in New York City. Since moving to New York, Kilbourn has had the opportunity to dance with several companies including Balasole, J/D Dansfolk, IKADA, and Sammy J Dance. Her choreography has been performed at The Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theatre, The Brick Theatre, and The Pearl. Since graduating, Moye has had the opportunity work with critically acclaimed choreographer Sidra Bell as a productions assistant as well present her own work alongside Kilbourn and other New York based artists. As a company, their work has been presented at The Producers Club, BAAD!, Anita's Way, and St. Paul's Theater. Borne offers donation based shows that incorporate dance, music, and media art in hopes to inspire and share different art forms with a wide range of audience members. Their goal is to raise awareness and educate their audience on different social, psychological, and communal issues through artistic expression.

Dana Florin-Weiss is a native of Vermont and grew up watching people make-work in the Bennington College dance department. Now a freelance artist living in Brooklyn, Dana combines her passion for movement with her interest in sound design and the moving image. In her work, she investigates the interplay between the architecture of the body and the physical environment that surrounds it. She has performed with Peggy Florin, Stacy Grossfield, Juliette Mapp, Cathy Weis and is currently in process with Rebecca Davis and Sara Rudner.

Hannah Verrill is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She has been scratching at performance since she was four years old, performing in experimental dance theater works across NYC with Elise Long and Meredith Monk. Her work examines the body as an experiential instrument contending with dynamics of time and space. She uses movement, video, text, and installation to break open this experience, resulting in performance events. She has presented work in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Prague, and recently was an artist-in-residence at Links Hall in Chicago. Hannah has an MFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago and a BA from Oberlin College.

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 and cheese, moderated by Green Space's Artistic Director, Valerie Green.

December 11th, 2016


Admission: $12

Tickets are available at the door or online at


Abigail Kerns and Terriell Samuels

Emily Barasch Dance

K. L. Matter

Katelyn Halpern & Dancers

Koin & Co Dancers

VISIONS Contemporary Ballet

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.)

Green Space is supported, in part, by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, NYC Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and The Mertz Gilmore Foundation.

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