Time Capsule: A Physical Documentary

  • Director

    Valerie Green

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, 2022, 42 Minutes

  • Category

    Dance Films

  • Format


  • Festival Year


Film Screening & Ticket Information

When & Where to See this Film!



In Person Date, Time & Location:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Local • 13-02 44th Ave. • LIC, NY 11101


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“Time Capsule – A Physical Documentary” is a dance film, directed and choreographed by Valerie Green, in collaboration with cinematographer/editor Alex Lopez, composer Mark Katsaounis, and the dancers of Valerie Green/Dance Entropy. Eight solos physically trace emotional experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, woven together with a score of vocal reflections and incidental sound from the diverse sampling of New York City landscapes in which each dancer was filmed. A dynamic interplay of beauty, strength, and resilience, “Time Capsule” is a testament to the faith we have in our City, its vast infrastructure, the delicate spirits that inhabit it, and the tender terrains we all hold within. 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. Green Space serves the dance community by providing an affordable and welcoming environment for rehearsals, classes, and performances. Her choreography has been seen throughout NYC and has also toured to various venues throughout the US. Internationally she has taught and performed in Albania, Armenia, Austria Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, France, Guatemala, Georgia, Greece, India, Italy, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, and Sweden.

Valerie’s choreographic work and teaching style is influenced by her formative years working with the Erick Hawkins Dance Company, her certification in Body/Mind Fitness, her practice as a Somatic

Psychotherapist, and undergraduate work at University of Wisconsin-Madison.Please visit www.DanceEntropy & www.GreenSpaceStudio.org

Alex Lopez is visual artist based in Queens, NY. For over 20 years, he has chronicled artists workers, performers, everyday people (and their moods), surrounded by urban landscape, decay, vibrancy and commerce, street culture, street smells, festivities, celebrations in their outdoor habitat of New York City. Lopez has been working with Dance Entropy on multiple projects since 2017.
Mark Katsaounis is a genre-bending Percussionist/Composer who fuses his background in classical, chamber, world, and popular music to move effortlessly between NYC’s unique and exotic musical scenes. His performance credits include Percussion Group/Cincinnati, Ethos Percussion Group, The Glen Velez Ensemble, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Limbs Percussion Duo, Dancer/Storyteller Rajika Puri, and Paragon Ragtime Orchestra. Mr. Katsaounis was the featured solo percussionist for McCarter Theatre’s production of Antony and Cleopatra. Additional theater credits include the Broadway productions Tuck Everlasting, Mean Girls, and puppeteer Basil Twist’s Off Broadway production, Sisters’ Follies. Mark is a faculty member at Hofstra University, Bloomingdale School of Music, and Concordia Conservatory.

Other collaborations with Dance Entropy include “Utopia” and “Everything”.