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.
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