Impermanent Landscape, 2016

Impermanent Landscape is an evening length performance in the round inspired by the ideas of cubism, perspective, perception, and impermanence.  Breaking the 4th wall and moving choreography outside of the traditional stage and audience formats, Impermanent Landscape features the geometry and architecture of overlapping bodies, creating it’s own personal landscape. Supported by a sonic terrain of original music by Martyn Axe while featuring an additional layer of sound bites, from sensors triggered by the dancer’s movement through a live video feed.

Premiered at Green Space, New York City, March 2016

  • 10-15 minutes Pre-Show Installation, 60 minute-dance for 4-8 dancers
  • Music: Martyn Axe
  • Costumes: Valerie Green
  • Pre-Show Text: Stephanie Davis

Impermanent Landscape is part of an ongoing project centered on the concept of changing the external environment to shift the perception and context of how one views the work. Each performance of Impermanent Landscape is uniquely sculpted to each individual venue. The work has been performed at Danspace Project @ St Mark’s Church, Museum of the City of New York, Queens Museum, The Flux Factory, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, Voelker Orth Museum, The Farm Project, Hunters Point Park Conservancy, and Green Space.

Impermanent Landscape is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and The Mertz Gilmore Foundation Late-Stage Production Stipend.

Impermanent Landscape strikes a chord, masterfully presenting beautiful images and a whirlwind of heart racing moments

–Annie Woller, Eye on the Arts

Impermanent Landscape has a mysterious, churning-liquid feel... and keeps the audience curious from start to finish.

-Quinn Batson, OffOffOff

Green’s awareness of the possibilities of a three-dimensional art form made for work that was interesting and accessible from any angle. Specific visual focus was choreographed into the movement, serving to keep the performers—and therefore the audience—engaged. Audience participation is built into the work, almost always arriving at a moment when a palate cleanse is needed.

- Courtney Escoyne, Stewardship Report