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. The company invites the artist, the audience, the human, into a compelling, physical experience. Based out of its home studio, Green Space, in Queens, NY, Valerie Green / Dance Entropy combines performance and specialized outreach programs to inspire communities in cultural institutions throughout the world. As a professional nonprofit dance company, the communities VG / DE engages with include at-risk youth, adolescents, the chronically ill, trauma survivors, immigrants, senior citizens and aspiring/professional dancers.
Touring Programs/ Video Links:
VG/DE`s newest evening length work Utopia explores the idea of a perfect place through dance and visual art. In collaboration with visual artist Keren Anavy, dancers use Anavy`s paintings-turned-pillars as an extension of the internal world, constantly forming barriers, spaces, and other environments for the dancers to both react to and orchestrate. This dynamic art installation is in perpetual motion, being constantly built and dismantled.
As an immersive dance performance, Impermanent Landscape captures the transient nature of living in an ever-changing urban environment. Created with the goal of moving choreography outside of the traditional stage and audience formats, Impermanent Landscape aims to appear in various art institutions and outdoor spaces where the audience can approach the dance from all angles and create their own perception of the work.
EverythingInspired by astrophotography, string theory, interconnectivity and meditations on space and time, this work weaves together a visual, physical and emotional translation of the cosmos. The work is intended to travel for collaboration, utilizing local dancers and musicians while also replicating the long distance and cross-cultural exchange process, culminating in a different performative result each time.
In development: HomeThe new work, "Home" (working title) is an international collaboration between Dance Entropy and choreographers from various diverse countries. The concept is to approach the idea of home on six Dance Entropy company members from unique perspectives, based on each choreographers` individual idea of what home means to them based on their country of origin. The Idea of home is intentionally broad, and could be inspired from many different angles including culture, upbringing, economics, politics, and identity. Development will begin in October 2019 with a tentative premiere in late fall of 2020, location to be determined.
The choreographers are invited to NYC to work with the dancers in 2 week intensive periods, to be followed by a performance showing to share the work in process with the community. Each choreographer will create their own section on the dancers. After the completion of the final intensive period, Artistic Director Valerie Green will then mold and thread together the entire work into one complete, cohesive work of dance art. The confirmed choreographers are Maria Naidu, Sweden (October), Ashley Lobo, India (January), Omar Rajeh, Lebanon (in discussion), and in process of locating a partner from South America and Africa. The work is an exciting international exchange and aligns with Dance Entropy`s mission of creating multicultural understanding through dance while building community with dance artists across the globe.
Selected Touring History:
Danspace Project at St Mark`s Church
City Museum of New York
The Let`s Go
NYC Department of Transportation at Times Square
Zawirowania Dance Theatre, Warsaw Poland
The Farm Project
The Flux Factory
Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs
Hunters Point Parks Conservancy
Voelker Orth Museum
Van Alen Institute @ Plaxall Gallery
Green Space, Long Island City, NY
NY Hall of Science
National Geographic Ocean Explorer Exhibit
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