What does Utopia mean to you?
Is it a physical, external place—or, might it reside internally?
Valerie Green/Dance Entropy, in collaboration with Keren Anavy, explores the idea of the perfect place through the mediums of dance and visual art. The new work questions whether Utopia might be an internal place, investigated through personal and intimate moments and alongside the community. The notion of what it means to be safe persists inside an environment that is continually built and deconstructed.
Premiered at Danspace Project @ St. Marks Church, New York City, December 2018
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 its 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 dancers' movement through a live video feed.
Premiered at Green Space, New York City, March 2016
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.
Premiered at Zawirowania Dance Theater, Warsaw, Poland June 2019