VG/DE provides a number of free performances onsite at Green Space, at partner institutions and in public spaces for local youth and their families. The interactive dances in these performances encourage creativity, discovery and inquiry among young audience members, engaging them in arts & culture programs in their own neighborhoods and schools.
Chiquita Chiquita is a humorously absurd performance, manipulating and transforming a multiplicity of props used in unexpected ways. This colorful work, full of surprises, is accompanied by retro-exotica lounge music.
Premiered at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, New York City, December 2008
Dandia, constructed for use in our young audience’s program, is based on the Indian folk dance of the same name. This upbeat work utilizes percussion through wooden sticks throughout and concludes with audience participation at the end.
Artistic Director Valerie Green learned this dance in India during a teaching residency in 2009.
SPLASH! is a site-specific outdoors dance incorporating brightly colored buckets filled with water. This dance is a structured improvisation to an exciting collage of music about water. Splash is a great crowd pleaser and tons of fun! Splash can be performed in many types of outdoor venues.
Premiered at Dance Now, Carmine Pool, New York City, 2003
Wild Kingdom is a nonsense amalgamation of movement, animal behaviors, facial expressions, and sounds. Daily life executed as a playful rite in the animal kingdom.
Premiered at University Settlement, New York City, February 1998
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