short works

 

Hinge

Hinge, an abstract movement tour de force for six dancers accompanied by original music played live on stage in collaboration with MuSE, Multicultural Sonic Evolution, this work celebrates the time honored tradition of music made uniquely for the dance.

Premiered at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, New York City, February 2014


    Womb

    Womb realistically channels the fluid movements of a fetus in the amniotic sac, alongside previously recorded projections of the dancer on three planes of vision.

    Premiered at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center in February 2014


    Inexplicable Space

    Inexplicable Space is an abstract work developed from over 50 fortunes cookies, resulting in a mysterious, odd collection of movements and encounters amidst an installation of steaming crystal balls and flying orbs.

    Premiered at Baruch Performing Arts Center, New York City, January 2012


    Skimming the Surface: Fragments of Collective Unconscious

    Skimming The Surface. Inspired by trauma and emotional wounds, four women begin at what appears to be the end. The work’s action centers around a table and 24 knives engaged in precarious acts used to skim the emotional surface in an attempt to reveal a root life altering moment.

    Premiered at Green Space, New York City, February 2013


    Titanic. SI

    Titanic.SI , a collaborative work between Valerie Green and Slovenian artists Michael G. Alujevic and Mojca Majcen, is a short dance/theater work based on the story of the great ship Titanic, inspired by and dedicated to boat number 15 which had on board two Slovenians. Historical facts frame the work and the fate of the individuals, as they find themselves in the middle of a catastrophic event.

    Premiered at Queens Theatre, New York City, November 2014


    Echo of a Trace

    Echo of a Trace is an abstract mystical affirmation of presence and location, inspired by ancient Greek architecture, mythology and nature, displayed through intricate sensuality by iconic female figures.

    Premiered at Cunningham Studio, New York City, January 2005


    Con-Joined

    Con-Joined is a duet inspired by the many different phases of a relationship, from introductions to the eventual parting of ways, and the merry go round of attempts to make a situation work. This dance features clothing as a unifying object whereby the performers slip in and out of situations, forced to deal with the comfort and discomfort of habit and intimacy.

    Premiered at ARC Pasadena, California, October 2012


    Thread

    Thread timelessly loops together an intriguing sense of relation and ceremony, whereby three women ravel, unravel, tangle, attach, separate, and are drawn back to one another to eventually knot.

    Premiered at Tribeca Performing Art Center, New York City, June 2008


    Secret of the Girl of the Flowers

    Secret of the Girl of the Flowers is a metaphor for transformation, while suggesting a non-linear expression of a life cycle, aging, and the disruption of order amidst an installation of hundreds of flowers. The girl of the flowers breaks the rules of nature by disobeying conventional behavior, and changing her forms. Executed through cunning sensuality, juxtaposing a dose of ugliness alongside beauty and unpleasant seductions, all sourced from the deep recesses of the character's psyche. The work is rich in texture, while exhibiting raw power mixed with delicate human vulnerability.

    Premiered at Palais Kabelwerk, Vienna, Austria, June 2012


    Underground

    Underground ia dynamic solo whereby the dancer ritualistically creates and alters her secret subterranean environment out of a visually theatrical display of small lights.

    Premiered at the Body Navigation Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia July 2007


    Twilight

    Twilight explores a surreal state where images, thoughts, and boundaries are vague, ill defined, or not as they appear to be.  Half way through this work, time shifts and catapults the dance into an abstract retrograde of bizarre interchanges and occurrences.  In the midst of the action the dancers spit, release, throw and gather up pearl stones from their mouths.

    Premiered at Interborough Repertory Theater, New York City, December 2003


    Right Now

    Right Now exposes a window into the performers being as she experiences the immediacy of different emotions. 

    Premiered at Movement Research @ Judson Church, November 2001


    Rip Tide

    Rip Tide is inspired by all things water; from ocean waves, hurricanes, seaweed to sprinklers, and then some.

    Premiered at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, New York City, December 2008


    Weapons of Time

    Weapons of Time is designed as a pre-performance or event installation (flexible configuration depending on venue). Dancers revolve on circular platforms in long meticulously designed garments, making use of slow gestures each working with a significant prop: lantern (to guide), rock (to protect), and book (to learn).

    Premiered at Performance Mix at Joyce Soho, New York City, March 2005


    Measurable

    Measurable is inspired by environmental surroundings or festival theme. The audience’s participation goes beyond observation; Artistic Director Valerie Green conducts the audience to interact with the work by describing impressions, all of which will be incorporated into the piece through dancers' improvisation.

    Premiered at Collaborative Concepts, The Farm Project, Garrison, NY 2017


    Kin

    Kin is a vibrant and playful duet; an action packed dance for dance sake!

    Premiered at Mannes College, New York City, January 2008