Dance Entropy in Poland! / by Valerie Green

Our Polish Collaboration continues with Zawirowania Dance Theatre, and today we arrived in Poland!

“We are happy to be a part of that special collaboration between two countries America and Poland. It was amazing experience and fascinating cultural exchange. The process of creation was a great opportunity to share ideas and movement with artists from across the ocean, a chance to inspire and get inspired by others. It was exciting to seek and finally find the unique movement language which was created through
the diversity of dancer and the dialog between them. For each of us it was memorable
journey and enriching experience.” -Zawirowania Dance Theatre 

"Right Now" Repertory Performance

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Valerie Green/Dance Entropy performs at Zawirowania Dance Festival their program of 5 Repertory Works which include: Hinge, Kindred, Echo of a Trace, Right Now and Womb.

Poland Premiere of "Everything"

Monday June 24th, 2019

EVERYTHING A dance performance installation evoking the ever-expanding universe, transforming the performance space into a constellation of stars and human bodies in various states of formation and explosion. Inspired by astrophotography, string theory, interconnectivity and meditations on space and time. The new dance work weaves together a visual, physical and emotional translation of the cosmos.

The work began as a cultural exchange and collaboration in progress between Valerie Green/Dance Entropy and Zawirowania Dance Theatre spanning NYC/Warsaw in 2019. It has since expanded into a transportable, movable collaborative concept that is process focused.  The work is intended to travel for collaboration, replicating the long distance and cross cultural exchange process, culminating in a different performative result each time. With an emphasis on collaboration, the work also utilizes local musicians and dancers.  The creation process includes visual prompts, improvisational methods, scientific research which is done both via virtual/technological collaboration and then in person by gathering the movement pallet and inserting into a set story board configuration at rehearsals. The work is transformative and engaging for both science and cultural performing arts communities & organizations. 

"Everything evokes many kinds of dynamics and interactions from physics in a clever way; the ideas are integrated in the choreography such that the piece is interesting as dance on its own. As a physicist it continuously inspired thoughts about physics and about dance as well."  -Walter Polkosnik, Ph.D. Physicist

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Photos by Alex Lopez

Photos by Alex Lopez