Valerie Green/Dance Entropy “Home”
SAT | FEBRUARY 16, 1PM
Call (718) 463-7700 x224 for details
Flushing Town Hall presents the third phase of “HOME,” an international collaboration between Valerie Green/Dance Entropy and choreographers from diverse countries. Welcoming its new 2020 season, featuring a global choreographer collaboration between Valerie Green of Dance Entropy and Ashley Lobo, the spearhead of international dance in India, live in performance on Sunday, February 16.
“Home” is an international collaboration with choreographers from Sweden, India, Uganda, Columbia and Lebanon. Each examines the concept of home from their unique perspective, drawing upon the significance of this concept in their home country, as well as factors including culture, upbringing, economics, politics, and personal identity. Each choreographer creates a section of this work that will later be mixed together by Artistic Director Valerie Green, and integrated into one cohesive evening-length dance that will also reflect her own community and dancers’ perspectives on home. Each collaboration phase will have the opportunity to show progression before the final performance.
For Ashley, the third phase of “HOME” is the idea of going back to the self, “if you are one with you,” he says, “then you are at home wherever you are.” This idea that one must find home first and foremost in oneself before finding it anywhere else, that wherever one goes, they are ultimately home.
Audiences members will not only get a glimpse of “Home” but will see short works: Titanic.Sl and Right Now by VG/DE.
Founded in 1998, Valerie Green/Dance Entropy believes in humanizing movement, both in Ms. Green’s critically acclaimed choreographic work and the company’s mission to plant creative seeds in communities across the world. Intersecting mortal and transcendent, sensual and sophisticated, visceral and self-aware, VG/DE invites the artist, the audience—the human—into a compelling, physical experience. Wrapping up his residency at Flushing Town Hall, Indian choreographer Ashley Lobo is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Danceworx Academy and Navdhara India Dance Theatre. His career in performing arts comprises of over 32 years of performing, choreographing, and teaching—both in Indian and internationally. Ashley has developed Prana Paint™, a unique sensitizing approach that explores movement through yoga, breath, connectivity, and touch.
Flushing Town Hall is known for our engaging, global arts programming, and on February 16, this performance will be a beautiful glimpse of the collaboration of global diversity and unity. Valerie Green/Dance Entropy’s performance is free to the public. There will be a Q&A discussion following the performance, between artists and the audience.
HOME is supported, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Counsel.
For questions, please visit www.flushingtownhall.org or call (718) 463-7700 x222.