SAT | JAN 25 | WORLD MUSIC & DANCE
INTERACTIVE DANCE WORKSHOP AT 3 PM
Move to the incredibly danceable music of Grupo Rebolu! Learn the traditional steps of cumbia, puya, mapale, and bullerengue in this pre-show workshop and then hit the floor at the show. FREE with tickets to 4 PM concert. Come early to score a free percussion instrument! (first come, first served)
AFRO-COLOMBIAN MUSIC & DANCE AT 4 PM
Led by Ronald Polo (vocalist, composer, gaiter), Morris Canate (percussionist) and Johanna Castaneda (vocalist), Grupo Rebolu is loaded with energy, history, and danceability. Bring your instruments for a post-show jam session with the band.
$14/$8 Children/FREE for Teens
TAKE ROOT, now in its 11th 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.
January 24th and 25th
Advance sale tickets: $17 online at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org/January
Tickets purchased at door: $20 cash, $22 credit card
About the Work
Drastic Action will present four new and recent works by Aviva Geismar that explore multiple survival strategies for this moment of overwhelming national and global tension. In “Pressure/Vapor,” performers boil with extreme anxiety. “Up End” is the first solo Geismar has performed in 6 years, and is about coping with the unexpected. Desire and repression drive the characters in an excerpt of “Urge,” while the dancers in “The Bind” strain for an elusive sense of true connection. The program includes performer/collaborators Randy Burd, Jenni Hong, Mengying Lin and Kendra Ross. Original music is by Annabelle Chvostek and additional music is by Jonah Parzen-Johnson and Laura Sheeran. Costumes design is by Daye Hwang and Mandarin Wu. This work is supported by the PSC-CUNY Research Foundation.
Nicole Y. McClam’s It’s All Good Hair began in homogeneous and predominately white Lubbock, Texas and Potsdam, New York. This conversation between a black woman and her hair choreographed and performed by Nicole Y. McClam examines how black women are socialized to value Eurocentric beauty standards as she learns to care for her natural hair. Featuring music by Mariah Carey and Just for Me Hair Care Relaxer and interviews with Imani James, Luisanna Marte Olivo, Andrea Kpelapauee, It’s All Good Hair confronts internalized racism and questions what wisdom the straightening processes erase. The discovery and (re)definition of “good hair” mirrors a black woman’s self-discovery.
Join Quiet Events as we team up with Salsa in Queens for a silent disco dance class! The first half of the party is devoted to Salsa, including a Salsa dance lesson by the talented instructors from Salsa in Queens. During the second half, it’s time for Hip Hop! We start with a Hip Hop dance class with plenty of free dance time to show off your moves. We’ll also have soft drinks and small bites available, included in the ticket price.
Parents, we haven’t forgotten about you! Your ticket includes an open bar, headphone rental, and buffet of small bites.
Limited tickets are available to this unique experience, so be sure to get yours today!
Your 3 channel are spinning all night:
Green Channel: Salsa & Latin
Red Channel: 80’s, 90’s & 2K Throwbacks
Blue Channel: Hip Hop/R&B
Your experience includes:
• A pair of Quiet Events headphones
• Buffet of lite bites
• 3 channels of music
• Open bar included in adult ticket
• 2 dance lessons led by Salsa in Queens instructors
• Ages 5+ welcome
• Rain or Shine
• Dress Code: Casual, come ready to dance!
What to bring:
• Valid ID
• You MUST have a credit or debit card for the check-in process. If the headphones are NOT returned, there will be a $100 charge to your credit or debit card after the event.
• No need to print your ticket, just show the code on your phone or they will have your name at the door.
How it works:
With your pair of Quiet Events headphones you can adjust the volume and choose between our three DJ’s with the flick of a switch. Each headset has a color LED that shows which channel you’re listening to. You can dance along with those tuning into the same DJ as you; it’s super social. There’s no loud music to talk over and there’s no ringing in your ears when you leave!
FERTILE GROUND has supported emerging and established artists for 14 seasons, showcasing the work of over 50 choreographers each year. The non-curated program features five dance makers each evening and includes a post-performance discussion with wine, moderated by Green Space’s Artistic Director, Valerie Green.
Fertile Ground January Artists
Lyndsay Lewis & Dancers
Muliebris Dance Theatre
Mayu Shirai Dance
Tickets: $15 at door and online at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org/fertile-ground
Master Class with Ashley Lobo
Tuesday, February 11th, 6:30-8PM
at Green Space
Free for Industry Dance Professionals. Donations are appreciated.
Prana is a Sanskrit word for life force or energy. Prana Paint™ technique is a unique sensitizing approach developed by Indian choreographer Ashley Lobo to explore movement through connectivity, yoga, breath, and touch. Sensitizing the individual’s awareness to breath and sensation becomes the focal point of this yoga based technique, and is instrumental in allowing movement or dance to appear. Various exercises from yoga to experiential exercises with all surfaces from floor to air to skin are used to get the individual closer to activating Prana flow. This approach encourages the individual to allow movement so that the body can create its own art, something that is unique and personal. The key in Prana Paint™ technique is to listen to the body rather than tell it, to allow rather than to create.
See Valerie Green/Dance Entropy perform Ashley’s take on “HOME” (free!):
February 16th @ 1:00PM
Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd
The Central Astoria LDC proudly presents our “Multicultural Celebration” event on Sunday, February 16th, 2020 from 12:30 – 4:30 pm at RIOULT Dance Center on 34-01 Steinway Street in Astoria, Queens. This free event is open to the general public and will feature carnevale and traditional dance performances from Italy, Russia, Peru, Bangladesh, Mexico, Ireland, and a group representing the countries of the Caribbean.
Come join us as we come together to celebrate different cultures from around the world. We look forward to seeing you there!
This event is made possible, in part, with public funds and support of NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and RIOULT Dance Center
Audience favorite is back! We’re mashing up two cultures on one stage with an open dance floor. Starting with dance lessons, each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam. Come dance to the infectious klezmer melodies of clarinetist Michael Winograd and the Honorable Mentshn and the return of Venezuelan Afro-Soul Betsayda Machado y Parranda El Clavo. Bring your dancing shoes! Special drinks and food for sale.
SAT | FEB 29 | 7:15 PM (DANCE LESSONS) & 8 PM (CONCERT)
$18/$12 Members & Students
We’re mashing up two cultures on one stage with an open dance floor. Starting with dance lessons, each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam. Eletfa with high-energy, traditional Hungarian folk music and dance, mashes up with Kotoko Brass “propulsive, infectious party music,” inspired by the traditional drum rhythms of Ghana. Bring your dancing shoes! Special drinks and food for sale. Pre-show panel discussion at 4 PM: Birth of the women’s movement & Austro-Hungarian uprisings: How 1848 changed NYC.
SAT | MAR 14 | 4 PM (PANEL DISCUSSION), 7:15 PM (DANCE LESSONS) & 8 PM (CONCERT)
$18/$12 Members & Students/FREE for Teens