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Fertile Ground and Take Root - September at Green Space
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Author:  Dance Entropy [ Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Fertile Ground and Take Root - September at Green Space

The 2012 -13 season at Green Space kicks off this September 15th and 16th Fertile Ground- a round-table discussion about dance performance over wine and cheese with these artists presenting their work-

Poem Dancer/ Rebel Girl
Alissa Horowitz/ AVTV Creations
Barbara Mahler
Frances Rosario-Puleo
Trina Mannino and Sheila Klein

And Take Root returns with an intriguing duo of companies-

Arid, Arms Full is a ritualistic, often obsessive work that is driven by intense focus and unassuming sensuality. The piece explores the desperation of drought and how the thirst-driven quest for water reflects our potential to reshape ourselves to adapt, survive, inspire, and ultimately achieve our highest form of self.

Lauren Hale Dance
"The metaphoric use of the rocking chair artfully assisted the choreographer to illustrate family life in this well-developed dance work. The use of the chair ranged from lulling, secure and nurturing to powerful and destructive; thus epitomizing the universal dysfunction in every family."– Walter Rutledge, Harlem World Magazine

Three Stories Below is a collaborative performance piece by dancer/choreographer Lauren Hale Biniaris and award-winning fiction writer Caedra Scott-Flaherty. The piece explores the inner and outer worlds of a family from a daughter's perspective and is comprised of three sections of dance, three short stories, and three original music scores. The dance sections and short-stories were all created sequentially in response to one another, meaning that one of Caedra’s stories was the impetus for the first dance section that Lauren choreographed; that dance then inspired a new story, which inspired a new dance, and so on, until three stories and three sections of dance were generated. One of the goals of this recursive process was to explore how dance and fiction could function as collaborative partners, engaging one another in an ongoing dialogue. Although the three dance sections have already been performed individually, the Take Root performance will be the premiere of the piece in its entirety.

This piece is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Field's Emerging Artist Residency program supported by the Tides Foundation, and Dance New Amsterdam's RAW Material Program.

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