Naked Heart is a collaboration between Valerie Green and Montreal artist, Mariko Tanabe, is a passionate work seeking to reveal the mysteries of the inner landscape of a woman. The evocative movement conjures up and expresses the stormy depths of a woman’s memories, journeying from this fiery yet contained darkness towards the empowerment that she finds in the fullness and quietude of her own heart.
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"This work grew out of my wish to delve into movement, which comes from the inner depths of my experiences.This also includes my desire to undertake the intimate process of having my personal boundaries challenged.Having felt Mariko’s past work resonate within me, I was inspired to have her work with me, and trusted her to direct me on this adventure. Facilitating this collaboration is our shared dance heritage and interest in how various cultures can influence our art". – Valerie Green
Directed by Mariko Tanabe
This work has been made possible in part by the generous support of Le Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Quebec, David & Veva Zimmerman, The Wellspring Project, and Mariko Tanabe Danse.