Valerie Green/Dance Entropy
HOME, is an international cross-collaborative dance project featuring choreographers from six countries including Sweden (Maria Naidu), India (Ashley Lobo), Burkina Faso (Souleyman Badalo), Colombia (Paola Ramirez Lopez), Lebanon (Bassam Abou Diab) and the USA, with Dance Entropy’s Artistic Director, Valerie Green. These commissioned world re-known choreographers were brought to NYC to work with VG/DE company members in two- week residencies to create a dance work exploring what home means to them from their country of origin. The full evening presenting this work explores identity, culture, environment, ritual, history, and community. Join us for a captivating journey around the world through dance and music, and contemplate what home means to you. In these divided times, connection and understanding across diverse cultures is more important and needed than ever. This ambitious HOME project-initiated pre-pandemic in 2019, has been conceived, directed and developed by Valerie Green. Performed by Nicole Baker, Karma Chuki, Aidan Feldman, Erin Giordano, Kristin Licata, Lawson Pinder, Sara Pizzi, and Richard Scandola, with costumes by Irena Romendik,
HOME is supported, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the generosity of individual donors.
About Dance Entropy
Founded in 1998, Valerie Green/Dance Entropy believes in humanizing movement, both in Ms. Green’s critically acclaimed choreographic work and the company’s mission to plant creative seeds in communities across the world. Intersecting mortal and transcendent, sensual and sophisticated, visceral and self-aware, VG/DE invites the artist, the audience—the human—into a compelling, physical experience. Based out of its home studio, Green Space in Queens, NY, VG/DE combines performance and specialized outreach programs to inspire communities in cultural institutions throughout the world.
About Artist Director Valerie Green
Valerie Green has been an active dancer, choreographer and teacher in the New York City dance community since 1995. She created her own company, Dance Entropy in 1998, adding a permanent company home in 2005 called Green Space. To date Ms. Green has created 41 dances and 10 evening-length works. Her choreography has been seen throughout NYC and has also toured to various venues throughout the US. Internationally, Green has toured to Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Burkina Faso, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, France, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, India, Italy, Lebanon, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, and Cuba both as VG/DE’s artistic director and an individual teaching and performing artist. She is a sought-after teaching artist working with all levels of dancers and also leads movement workshops for non-dance populations rooted in the philosophy that all bodies can benefit from dance.