Take Root and Fertile Ground at Green Space Dec. 8 – 10

Green Space
Take Root presents Megan Doyle Dance & Artists and SHIFT Dance Collective
On December 8th & 9th, 2017
Fertile Ground New Works Showcase with various artists on December 10, 2017
Green Space
37-24 24th Street, (btwn. 37 & 38th Ave)
Long Island City, NY 11101

Green Space is pleased to announce a diverse roster of new/emerging artists for its signature programs this September. Take Root will present an evening of work by Megan Doyle Dance & Artists and SHIFT Dance Collective on December 8th and 9th, and Fertile Ground showcases the creative output of multiple dance artists.

“With a backdrop of the Manhattan skyline twinkling through the tall, dusty windows of a former silk factory, both established and emerging NY choreographers show off their most recent works.” –Queens Chronicle

TAKE ROOT, now in its 9th season, cultivates dance of varying aesthetics by producing choreographers’ work in a full-length or paired-work evening. This monthly series supports dance makers by providing our venue, Green Space, along with full technical and marketing support to present their work to the NYC public.

December 8 & 9th, 2017, 8pm
Advance sale tickets: $15 online at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org
Tickets purchased at door: $20 cash, $22 credit card

About the Work

Creators Megan Doyle, Courtney Laine Self and Stephen Cyr present an adaptation of Pullman Car Hiawatha by Thornton Wilder. This adaptation incorporates contemporary dance and physical theater techniques into the vocabulary and fabric of Wilder’s innovative piece. The all-female cast includes Emma Lou DeLaney, Heather Childs, Madeline Shaffer, Nicole Mayes, Rachel Kodweis, Rachel Snyder, Jessica Mosher and Samm Carroll and is presented with permission from the Wilder Estate.

SHIFT Dance Collective’s Head-Space is a movement explorative piece that demonstrates how negative stigmas, misconceptions, and stereotypes surrounding mental illness affect the relationships of those who suffer from it as well as their loved ones. Audio includes musical recordings and original spoken word poetry by Gabriella Bruno.

Company/ Choreographer Biographies

Megan Doyle, Courtney Laine Self, and Stephen Cyr collaborate to challenge, interrupt and inspire the melding of movement and text to create new and innovative theater. This year Megan, Courtney, and Stephen have created works for Green Space, Dixon Place, and 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center. The works have included adaptations of Twelfth Night and The Tempest, The Kandinsky Project, and a full length dance musical, BKJT. They are currently the resident artists for 92nd Street Y Musical Theater Development Lab and developing their second full length musical that will premier this April.

SHIFT Dance Collective, founded in November 2016, is a Brooklyn-based dance company created and directed by Gabriella Bruno. SHIFT is a collective for networking and collaboration, a vessel through which the artists involved will be able to make real connections with their audiences. While SHIFT is predominantly dance-focused, we intend to draw on exploring heavy collaborative effort from other artistic mediums such as music, visual art, spoken word, and more.


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.

December 10, 2017, 7pm
Advance sale tickets: $13 online at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org
Tickets purchased at door: $13 cash, $15 credit card

Aeternus Dance Company
Allison Armfield and Dancers
Ambika Raina
Annie Sailer Dance Company
Tangent Dance
WorkHorse Dance Project

Dance Entropy Inc. created its company home, Green Space, in Long Island City in 2005. Housed in a former silk factory with magnificent views overlooking Manhattan, the lofty 2000 square foot space offers an affordable venue for the creation and practice of dance. Green Space and Dance Entropy are committed to accessibility, diversity, education, and collaboration, providing dance artists and their work space to grow in New York City through monthly performance platforms and year-round class and rehearsal space.

By Subway: N, Q, or the 7 to Queensboro Plaza, the first stop outside Manhattan. Take the North pedestrian bridge to the street. Look to your right, you will see Crescent St., turn right on Crescent and walk to 38th Ave. Turn left on 38th Ave. Walk one block to 24th street. Green Space is in the red brick, four-story building. (Approximately a ten-minute walk.)

Green Space is supported, in part, by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, NYC Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and The Mertz Gilmore Foundation.
Photo credits: Megan Doyle Dance and Trigger Jones.

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