PREMIERE Zawirowania Dance Theater, Warsaw, Poland June 2019
Everything is 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 at Green Space Photographer: Alex Lopez · Event/ Program: Public Performance · Location: Green Space
Everything at Zawirowania Dance Theater Photographer: Bertosz Zaleweski · Event/ Program: International Dance Theatre Festival Zawirowania · Location: Zawirowania Dance Theater
CHOREOGRAPHY Valerie Green in collaboration with the dancers
COMPOSERS Mark Katsaounis • Gniewomir Tomczyk
COSTUMES Valerie Green
RUNNING TIME 30 minutes
NUMBER OF DANCERS 7 dancers
PRESENTED BY Green Space, USA • Zawirowania Dance Theatre, Poland • Play Perform Learn Grow Festival, Greece