Green Space Presents Valerie Green/Dance Entropy, 2/21-23
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by BWW News Desk
Valerie Green/Dance Entropy presents Skimming the Surface, a full evening of dance featuring repertory favorites alongside premiere works in celebration of the company's 15th anniversary season to take place at their home theater Green Space, February 21-23 at 8pm and 24 at 5pm. Admission: Presale tickets $15 available on line at www.DanceEntropy.org. Tickets at the door $20.
Skimming the Surface: Fragments of Collective Unconscious (World Premiere) Inspired by current and past life emotional wounds, four women begin at what appears to be the end. The work's action centers around a table and 24 knives engaged in precarious acts used to skim the emotional and physical surface in an attempt to reveal a root life altering moment. A solo performed by Valerie Green, Secret of the Girl of the Flowers (NYC premiere) is a metaphor for transformation, suggesting a non-linear expression of a life cycle, aging, and the disruption of order amidst an installation of hundreds of flowers. Executed through cunning sensuality, juxtaposing a dose of ugliness alongside beauty and unpleasant seductions, all sourced from the deep recesses of the character's psyche. Con-Joined (NYC premiere) a duet inspired by relationships, features clothing as a unifying object whereby the performers slip in and out of situations, forced to deal with the comfort and discomfort of habit and intimacy. Twilight (2009), a septet exploring the state of uncertainty and surrealism where images, thoughts, and boundaries are vague, ill defined, or not as they appear to be, unexpectedly the dancers spit, release, throw and gather up pearl stones from their mouths. Thread (2008) timelessly loops together an intriguing sense of relation and ceremony, whereby three women ravel, unravel, tangle, attach, separate, and are drawn back to one another to eventually knot.
Choreography by Valerie Green, Performed by Amy Adams, Emily Diers, Laureen Elizabeth, Hana Ginsburg, Valerie Green, Kristin Licata, Julia Sabangan, Yayoi Suzuki & Raleigh Veach, Lighting Design by Nick Kolin