Take Root Presents: Edgar Cortes Dance Theatre and Dance Visions NY
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.
May 17th and 18th
Advance sale tickets: $17 online at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org
Tickets purchased at door: $20 cash, $22 credit card
About the Work
Edgar Cortes Dance Theater's CIRCOPIA is a playful, comedic, dramatic, and often exaggerated view of the circus of the past. It is a combination of nostalgic antiquities and contemporary oddities, where differences and diversity are not only welcomed but celebrated. From playful to surreal, characters will delight the audience with a visual experience but also take them on a humorous and emotional journey. CIRCOPIA is a futuristic voyage to the nostalgia of yesteryear.
Dance Visions NY's Earth Trilogy explores the human impact upon the natural world in three sections. The first is based on Isadora Duncan dances that have rhythms and properties of our natural environment at their core, dances that celebrate the wonders of water, earth and air. The second section depicts how humankind might have destroyed the precious natural world that we have taken for granted. Surreptitiously, our own waste products, a product of our self-indulgence and self-centeredness, destroy us. The final section—with a special musical appearance by the women’s choir Willow—is a statement of possibility, a hymn embodied in music and movement to honor our earth.
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