Fertile Ground New Works Showcase featuring:
7Midnights Physical Research
Caeruleus Dance Collective
Gio Kusanagi Project
The Chamberlin Collective
FERTILE GROUND has supported the emerging and established artists’ community for 12 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.
Join the Knockdown Center this spring for the return of Sunday Service, a free monthly series of live work across mediums in their bar, the Ready Room. This Sunday featured curator is Mariana Valencia.
Mariana Valencia, is a dance artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Valencia has held residencies at Chez Bushwick (2013), New York Live Arts Studio Series (2013-14), ISSUE Project Room (2015) and Brooklyn Arts Exchange (2016-18). In Los Angeles, she’s held residencies at Show Box LA and Pieter Pasd (2014). Her work has been presented at Danspace Project, Roulette, the Center for Performance Research, The New Museum, The Women and Performance Journal, Lec/Dem, Ugly Duckling Presse, AUNTS and The L.A.B at The Kitchen. As a performer, Valencia has worked with musician Jules Gimbrone; video artists Elizabeth Orr, Kate Brandt, and AK Burns and in dances by robbinschilds, Kim Brandt and MPA. Valencia is a founding member of the No Total reading a partner of Artists Space Books and Talks and she has been the co-editor of Movement Research’s Critical Correspondence (2016-17). Valencia holds a BA from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA (2006) with a concentration in dance and ethnography.
In the 19th century, lower-class immigrant communities in the Rioplatense region of Argentina and Uruguay found expressions like sorrow and longing for connection through tango music and dance. In The Travelers, Artists By Any Other Name uses tango to explore the journey of departure and coming to terms with new realities. The production is inspired by the emotions and experiences that surround immigration, lost heritage and quests for love and belonging. The performance comes to life with tango music of different periods, contemporary dance, and images.
Enjoy Valerie Green/Dance Entropy’s preview performance of Utopia, an interdisciplinary piece made in collaboration with visual artist Keren Anavy at the Queens Museum.
Performance by Erin Gio, Richard Scandola, Emily Elizabeth Aiken, Caitlyn Casson, and Kristin Licata
Music by Mark Katsaounis
Additional vocals by Katie Mullins
Costumes by Deborah Erenberg
The performance will be followed by a Q&A, moderated by creative director and choreographer Valerie Green.
Photo by Nomi Hirshman-Rave.
At this event, Kevin Allison, host of the RISK! podcast and editor of the new RISK! book, will be joined by RISK! book storytellers Walter Zimmerman, Ames Beckerman, and Tracey Segarra to read incredible true stories from the book and talk about how the book came together.
This is a free event, and no tickets are necessary.
Fans who bring or buy a copy of the RISK! book at the this event will be able to have it signed by Kevin and the storytellers and meet and take photos with them as well.
Take Root Presents: Nicole Colbert Dance/Theatre & Logos Dance Collective. Nicole Colbert Dance/Theatre’s where have you been, where are you going? explores the journey away from and toward home as a physical, emotional and psychological place. The piece also contends with feminist, political and social identities in relationship to “home,” in literal and metaphorical terms. Weaving together dance, theatre, music and text, the work utilizes personal narratives that are conciliatory as well as revelatory, sometimes attached to landscapes, to further explore multiple meanings and layers in our associations with home.
Through movement, live music and the spoken word, Curved Spacetimes: Where Friedrich Nietzsche Meets Virginia Woolf aims to make public the private experience of the flow of time and to make visible the invisible nature of time itself. Let Zarathustra and Mrs. Dalloway guide you through the eternal return while you contemplate whether to live your life all over again. Come experience past, present, future, time reversal and general relativity in action as dancers’ bodies tell spacetime how to curve and curved spacetime tells dancers’ bodies how to move.
Photos by: Svetlana Didorenko and Allison Armfield
Advance sale tickets: $17 online at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org
Tickets purchased at door: $20 cash, $22 credit card
Fertile Ground New Works Showcase featuring: Elaine Tripoulas, Last Minute Applicant, Molly Kennedy, the lab, Thryn Saxon and Emily Tellier, Wonderland Wizehart.
FERTILE GROUND has supported emerging and established artists for 13 seasons, showcasing the work of over 50 choreographers each year. The non-curated program features 5-6 dance makers each evening and includes a post-performance discussion with wine, moderated by Green Space’s Artistic Director, Valerie Green.
Advance sale tickets: $15 online at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org
Tickets purchased at door: $17