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Take Root presents Erica Lessner and Gwen Rakotovao Company
« on: October 19, 2015, 04:43:52 PM »
Take Root presents Erica Lessner and Gwen Rakotovao Company
 Erica Lessner: The choreography of Erica Lessner is an athletic juxtaposition of fluidity and high impact movements.  Her newest work deals with gas lighting: a form of mental abuse in which false information is presented with the intent of making victims doubt their own memory, perception, and sanity.  Lessner has pulled ideas from several prior works that have been influenced by this subject matter as it relates to her own family history.  She has worked collaboratively with the cast to create a non-linear movement story of impossible decisions, disorientation, and moments of clarity.
 Gwen Rakotovao Company: In L’Amour, La liberté, French-born choreographer and Artistic Director, Gwen Rakotovao, explores the connection between cultures and human beings with a message of hope that one day this connection will allow the gaps between generations, genders, judgments and individuals to heal.  Rakotovao’s energetic, yet soothing and calming unique movement utilizes different movement from various styles and culture, mixed with music in collaboration with the Leeds College of Music.  L’Amour, La liberté, Gwen Rakotovao’s first full evening length work, expresses a fresh insight in what is happening now in our society.
 "Green Space is conjuring up a new image of Queens with its riveting performances that constantly seek to go beyond the status quo." - Queens Ledger
 November 13th & 14th 2015 at 8pm
 Admission: $15
 Green Space Studio
 37-24 24th Street, #301
 Long Island City, NY 11101
 Tickets are available at the door or online at
 Take Root is a monthly curated series that supports dance makers by providing an opportunity to show a half evening work paired with another artist.


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