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Take Root Presents: DeLucia Benson Dance + Six Degrees Dance

Take Root Presents: DeLucia Benson Dance + Six Degrees Dance


Valerie Green/Dance Entropy


Green Space
37-24 24th Street Suite 211
Long Island City, NY 11101


Friday, March 15, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 8:00pm



Valerie Green/Dance Entropy

TAKE ROOT, now in its 10th season, nurtures dance artists at established stages in their careers, pairing them in a split bill or full evening-length program. This monthly series supports dance makers’ experimentation and growth by providing our venue, Green Space, along with full technical and marketing support to present their work to the NYC public.

Curated by Chris Ferris

March 15th and 16th
Advance sale tickets: $17 online at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org
Tickets purchased at door: $20 cash, $22 credit card


About the Work

DeLucia Benson Dance will show a duet of works. The first set will include Crux Acclaim and Quintessence. Crux Acclaim is a work of physical dance that creates shapes and patterns that excites the mind and spirit. This work sets a tone for a larger work that explores concepts of contrast. It moves quickly and is dense in movement and visual complexity. Quintessence is a work with dynamic shifts in mood, timing, and movement quality. The movement embodies restriction and freedom, fear and confidence, loneliness and empathy. Dancers support each other with perfectly timed catches and carries. Strength is apparent as the women collide and embrace. Music will be provided by cellist Loren Dempster. The second set of works is an exploration of movement, music, sound, and materials. We will explore the contrast of the ordinary to extraordinary. We will use different ordinary materials to create interesting movement scenarios. We explore movement using a white sheet. It creates shapes and sounds, it creates movement and hinders it. The costumes, in partnership with the movement, create sound that drives the dance and offer an unconventional musical score.

Six Degrees Dance’s as yet untitled piece explores ideas of fear, aggression, anxiety, apathy and the false panacea of distraction as it relates to today’s social climate. Performers, shrouded by thin veils of complacency, separate themselves from the world around them in an attempt at safety and protection. But when they remove those veils, what do they see? And how will they respond? The piece will be performed by Shanise Dews, Eilish Henderson, Sarah Lapinsky, Hanna McClean, Cecly Placenti, and Jillian Sawyer, with music by Armand Amar, Blondie, Philip Glass, and Jon Hopkins.

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