Take Root Presents: sarAika and Ranardo-Domeico Grays
TAKE ROOT, now in its 13th 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.
TAKE ROOT with sarAika and Ranardo-Domeico Grays
January 21st and 22nd
Advance sale tickets: $17 online at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org
Tickets purchased at door: $20 cash, $22 credit card
About the Work:
L Train is an evening length dance performance featuring seven dancers: Mayu Nakaya, Faustine Lavie, Haley Morgan Miller, Karma Chuki, Maitlin Jordan, Sara Pizzi, and Aika Takeshima. It speaks about us. About the uncomfortable yet common sensation that we are not in control of life. One fleeting, precious moment does not last forever. Patterns, relationships, jobs, views, personalities, and thoughts are subject to change. Where is the stability? Change occurs in a few seconds, even without acknowledgment. At the end, life seems like the MTA L train line: everyone goes in the same direction, but nobody has the same destination. The music is a personal mix created by Aika Takeshima using the music of "MANOID" and "Luke Hess", live recording of the L Train MTA NYC subway and spoken words written by Aika Takeshima and Sara Pizzi spoken by Hailey Morgan Miller.
The company will perform Dash - Between, a ballet about living life in the dash between “born” and “died.“ Dedicated to Tim Merrell, with music by Phillip Glass, Steve Reich, Vir-Amicus, Lorne Balfe, and William Byrd. Performed by Alexandria Amstutz, Anna Antongiorgi, Mahalia Brookes, Hope Formica and Lia Gagianas. Ranardo-Domeico Grays/VISIONS Contemporary Ballet is rooted in African American heritage with multicultural influences. It relays universal messages of the human experience and can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages, abilities, communities and backgrounds.
In accordance with the NYC mandate, all visitors age 12 and older must be vaccinated against COVID-19. Please be prepared to show or submit valid proof of vaccination. Upon arrival for a performance, valid proof of vaccination and a legal form of identification must be shown at our box office for admittance. Acceptable proof of vaccination includes a copy of your vaccination card or another government-issued vaccination record. We will work with individuals who require religious and/or medical accommodations. Masks are required indoors for all visitors, regardless of vaccination status.
SarAika. Photo credit: BeccaVision
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