Valerie Green/Dance Entropy Presents IMPERMANENT LANDSCAPE, 6/1
Valerie Green/Dance Entropy presents Impermanent Landscape, an evening length performance in the round at Danspace Project, June 1-3 at 8pm. Admission: Advance tickets: $22 General / $15 Members. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $25 (cash or check only), pending availability. Box Office: (866) 811-4111, www.DanspaceProject.org
Impermanent Landscape, choreographed by Valerie Green, is inspired by the ideas of cubism, perspective, perception, and impermanence. Breaking the fourth wall and moving choreography outside of the traditional stage and audience formats, Impermanent Landscape features the geometry and architecture of overlapping bodies, creating its own personal landscape. Music by Martyn Axe creates a sonic terrain highlighted by sound sensors triggered by a live video feed.
"Impermanent Landscape has a mysterious, churning-liquid feel...and keeps the audience curious from start to finish" - Quinn Batson, OffOffOff
Impermanent Landscape is part of an ongoing project centered on the concept of changing the external environment to shift the perception and context of how one views the work. Each performance of Impermanent Landscape is uniquely sculpted to each individual venue and has been performed at Queens Museum, The Flux Factory, Dorsky Gallery, The Farm Project, and Green Space.
Choreography by Valerie Green, Performed by Emily Aiken, Caitlyn Casson, Erin Giordano, Frank Leone, Kristin Licata, Jonathan Matthews, Richard J. Scandola, and Hana Ginsburg Tirosh, Music by Martyn Axe, Text by Stephanie Davis, Visual Art by Priscilla Stadler, Lighting Design by Joe Levasseur.
Impermanent Landscape was created, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and The Mertz Gilmore Foundation Late-Stage Production Stipend.
Community ACCESS provides subsidized off-season rental opportunities for Danspace Project community members.
Dance Entropy is a professional not-for-profit modern dance company founded in 1998. The company performs in NYC, tours and teaches both domestically and abroad, while featuring a multi-ethnic cast of 8 talented dancers. Dance Entropy supports the vision of Artistic Director Valerie Green, who creates stage and site-specific work. A significant part of the company's mission is to use creation, performance, and education in locations and communities where the content of the work will have the greatest impact. The company created their home studio, Green Space in LIC, Queens in 2005. Green Space serves the dance community by providing an affordable and welcoming environment for rehearsals, classes, and performances.<
Valerie Green, Artistic Director, has been an active dancer, choreographer and teacher in the New York City dance community since 1995. To date Ms. Green has created 28 dances and 8 evening length works. Her choreography has been seen throughout NYC and has also toured to various venues throughout the US. Internationally she has taught and performed in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Austria, France, Italy, Greece, Russia, India, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Albania, Guatamala and Canada. As a guest artist, Valerie has received commissions from Texas State University, BITEF Theater in Belgrade, Serbia, and Theater Alternativa in Tirana, Albania. She has also taught at the UNLV, Texas State, LaGuardia Community College, University of Nanterre, France, and at the Faculty of Drama & Art in Belgrade, Serbia and Sarajevo, Bosnia. Valerie's choreographic work and teaching style is influenced by her formative years working with the Erick Hawkins Dance Company, her certification in Body/Mind Fitness and her undergraduate work at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Martyn Axe has been a Composer and Music Director for over 25 years. Born in Leicester, England, he moved to London to study Composition, Piano and French Horn at the Royal Academy Of Music. After working around London as a Music Theater Director and composer, he moved to Europe for 10 years performing and writing new Musicals and concerts. He briefly moved back to England to Music Direct on the West End before moving to New York to work on Broadway where he still is. Martyn has always felt an affinity with modern dance, studying many of the great American composers. He has composed music for contemporary dance companies in the UK, and is very excited to be working with Dance Entropy on their latest piece "Impermanent Landscape". Past credits include Sweeney Todd, Cats, Evita, and Mamma Mia. He is currently performing a new Dance Musical called 'Trip Of Love' at Stage 42 in New York.
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