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Green Space Presents Take Root with caitlin+dancers and Kristen Carcone

Green Space Presents Take Root with caitlin+dancers and Kristen Carcone

Green Space has announced a diverse roster of artists for its signature programs this February. Take Root will present an evening of work by caitlin+dancers and Kristen Carcone, curated by Gierre Godley, on February 8th and 9th, and Fertile Ground showcases works-in-progress by multiple dance artists on February 10th.

Green Space is singular in providing a quality studio to create dance, while offering various simultaneous performance opportunities to share the work with peers and public.
-Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer, Executive Director, Queens Council on the Arts

With a backdrop of the Manhattan skyline twinkling through the tall, dusty windows of a former silk factory, both established and emerging NY choreographers show off their most recent works. -Queens Chronicle


TAKE ROOT, now in its 10th season, nurtures dance artists at established stages in their careers, pairing them in a split bill or full evening-length program. This monthly series supports dance makers' experimentation and growth by providing our venue, Green Space, along with full technical and marketing support to present their work to the NYC public.

February 8th and 9th
8pm
Advance sale tickets: $17 online at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org
Tickets purchased at door: $20 cash, $22 credit card

caitlin+dancers-a small, NYC-based performance company-is dedicated to the research and creation of work reflecting human subtlety, using movement as a conduit for imaginative grandeur. Two vastly different works will be presented in tandem: Variations on a Ghost, a traditional format concert work which draws from the Edwardian era ghost signature fad and plays on duality and the residue of entity, and For You, a theatrical trio for one performer, a flower, and two guests. The latter presents a performative crossing of traditional theatrical elements and immersive theater skill sets, creating a light-hearted work that redefines the relationship between viewer and performer.

Kristen Carcone's Dinner is Served, set at a dinner party in the 1920s, explores the world of 10 different characters: the husband, the host, the angry one, the drunk, the mute, the lady in red, the other man, the mysterious one, the party girl, and the hustler. The piece blurs the line between reality and absurdity, inner dialogue vs outer dialogue, truth vs. perception, showcasing the impact that societal programming can have on behavior and relationships.

caitlin+dancers, an NYC-based company, creates dances as an accessible reflection of the human experience with a passion for innovative and humanistic movement. Founded by Caitlin Dutton-Reaver in 2014 as a fiscally sponsored dance collaborative, caitlin+dancers works to create a supportive environment for collaborating artists, encouraging a high standard of company and artistic effort toward internal contribution and general artistic output. The company presents in both traditional theaters and unconventional spaces/site-specific environments to showcase movement as a conduit for imaginative grandeur and promote dance as a community asset. caitlin+dancers has established a presence beyond the boroughs of NYC to include New Jersey, upstate New York, and touring along the East Coast.

Kristen Carcone is a Toronto-born, internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer, teacher, and reiki healer. She is a company member of Third Rail Projects (New York, NY), currently performing in their Bessie award winning production Then She Fell. Kristen is a guest artist with cross-disciplinary performance company, FROG IN HAND, and has also performed the original works of Jason Parsons, Nicole Von Arx, Kate Wallich, Gabriel Forestieri, and the Kuperman Brothers. She has performed internationally in a variety of shows and festivals including: The Phish Concert at Madison Square Garden (New York, NY), Tangente's Danses Buissonnieres (Montreal, Quebec), The New Prague Dance Festival (Prague, Czech Republic) and Art Gallery of Ontario's MASSIVE PARTY (Toronto, Ontario). In 2016, Kristen was named one of the 25 Most Influential Young Choreographers to watch by Narcity Toronto. Her choreography can be seen in Joseph Gordon Levitt's My Favourite Things video, Cardinal's Pride music video Masterpiece, and in Supa'Nova, a new play by Maria Corina Ramirez. Kristen's work has been described as "energetic, highly entertaining and refreshingly playful" - Sarah Lochhead/The Dance Current. As a creator of experiential theatre, Kristen has great interest in mindful performance and healing through the arts. She encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration between artists of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds, aiming to share stories that are inclusive, honest, and, of course, entertaining. Thanks to funding from the Toronto Arts Council, and support from lululemon NY, Kristen's latest work 4-7-8 will premiere Fall 2018 in Toronto. Kristen is Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of TOES FOR DANCE, an internationally recognized non-profit organization that has been featured in the Globe and Mail, Mississauga News, and The Dance Current Magazine. She graduated from the dance division of New World School of the Arts in 2011 earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with Highest Honors. www.kristencarcone.com


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