Queens Gazette

Take Root with Cori Kresge | Stephanie Saywell


 

Green Space presents Take Root with Cori Kresge | Stephanie Saywell January 19th and 20th at 8:00pm & Fertile Ground New Works Showcase January 21st at 7:00pm with Alanna Huling, Gwen Appenfeller, Jack Murphy, Navatman Dance, Shira Kagan-Shafman, Steph McIsaac.

Green Space announced a diverse roster of artists for its signature programs. Take Root will present an evening of work by Cori Kresge and Stephanie Saywell on January 19th and 20th at 8pm and Fertile Ground showcases works-in-progress by Alanna Huling, Gwen Appenfeller, Jack Murphy, Navatman Dance, Shira Kagan-Shafman, and Steph McIsaac on January 21st at 7pm.

TAKE ROOT, now in its 15th 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.

FERTILE GROUND has supported emerging and established artists for 18 seasons, showcasing the work of over 50 choreographers each year. The non-curated program features six dance makers each evening and includes a post-performance discussion with wine, moderated by Green Space’s Artistic Director, Valerie Green.

Seraphim Airlines, a 30 minute dance work choreographed by Cori Kresge. Performed by Mariah Anton-Arters, Sienna Blaw, Miguel Angel Guzman, Cori Kresge, and Kristin Swiat. Quoting gestures from airline attendant safety demos, elevated by rigorous physicality and intentional precarity, five dancers embody roles as supernatural stewards offering choreography in case of an emergency. Original music composed by Eric Pitra. Costumes by Susan Julian.

There Was A House, choreographed and created by Stephanie Saywell, is inspired by themes pulled from Hansel & Gretel and navigates the sea of stories we tell each other about ourselves through a queer lens. Through heightened text, intricate character work, and the athletic conquering and division of space, three performers dive into a physical exploration of how stories are disseminated, shared, edited, censored, voiced, and left untold within the histories of our bodies. What causes us to leave home? What delight and terror do we discover in the forest of other people? And what bread crumbs lead us back? There Was A House is performed by Hallie Chametzky, Lucia Flexer-Marshall, and Aurora Vaughan, and features voiceover by Healy Knight and costume design by Hunter Dowell.

Take Root, January 19th and 20th at 8pm. Advance sale tickets: $20 online; Tickets purchased at door: $25 cash or card.

Fertile Ground January 21st at 7pm; Tickets: $18 at door and online.

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

 

Green Space presents Take Root with Cori Kresge | Stephanie Saywell January 19th and 20th at 8:00pm.

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