CALL FOR DANCERS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE “HOME PROJECT”
17th to 21st August 2020
The workshop is designed to equip the participants with the dance your frame movement technique, which involves working with different muscles, moving through space, full-body movements, among others. Participants will be encouraged to create in a nurturing environment, where they will be guided to break old habits, find new path-ways, use their own movement conceptions and ultimately express their own understanding of home.
The result of this workshop will be a production at the Bayimba International Festival. Participation in the workshop is also open to dancers; from beginner to advanced, all ages and backgrounds however there are limited slots available and those who apply first will be given first priority.
About the Tutor
Valerie Green has been an active dancer, choreographer, and teacher in the New York City dance community since 1995. After graduating from University of Wisconsin-Madison and studying as one of the Erick Hawkins School’s last pupils, Green sought a platform for her own innovative movement style and artistic vision. She founded Valerie Green/Dance Entropy in 1998.
To date, Green has created 39 dances including 10 evening-length works, all of which incorporate forms of original production, musical composition, innovative set design or new media. Her choreography has been presented extensively throughout New York City and the US. Internationally, Green has toured to Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Canada, Croatia, France, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, India, Italy, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, and Cuba both as VG/DE’s artistic director and an individual teaching and performing artist.
As a teacher, Green has integrated classical modern technique with her own somatic based movement practice to develop an individualized style called Dance Your Frame. She also leads series of movement workshops for non-dance populations rooted in the philosophy that all bodies can benefit from dance. Whether it’s working with the professional or aspiring dancer or leading workshop and performance residencies for trauma survivors, senior citizens, persons with disabilities or at-risk youth, Green fosters creativity and physicality beyond the stage.
In order to provide VG/DE a permanent company home and root her outreach programs in the community, Green founded a studio in Long Island City in 2005. Green Space is an unparalleled dance hub in Queens, providing performance opportunities for choreographers, classes for beginners and professionals and space rental for doers of all backgrounds. At Green Space, artists and community members alike hone their craft and experiment in a warm, welcoming environment that’s wholly devoted to dance.