new work by women choreographers and their collaborating artists
Norte Maar and Brooklyn Ballet present CounterPointe5 :new work by women choreographers and their collaborating artists. The annual series presents new work by women dance makers working with the pointe shoe; the choreographers are paired with a visual artist. The program will feature the fruit of these new collaborations.
Fri*, April 7 at 7:30pm
Sat, April 8 at 7:30pm
and Sun, April 9 at 4pm
General Admission: $25 / Students+Seniors: $20
*Opening night post-performance cast party: $15 (food and drinks provided)
Tickets available at door and online. (Purchase online to avoid missing out. CounterPointe 2016 was sold out.)
The Actors Fund Arts Center
160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn
Directions by Subway:
A, C, G Train to Hoyt-Schermerhorn. 2, 3 Train to Hoyt Street
Poster Image designed by Jason Andrew featuring artwork by Lizzie Scott. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
This program is presented in collaboration with Brooklyn Ballet and supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council
Brooklyn, NY—Norte Maar in collaboration with Brooklyn Ballet presents CounterPointe, the annual curated performance series featuring women choreographers making new work on pointe. Series will run three nights at The Actors Fund Arts Center (160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY), Fri, April 7 + Sat, April 8 at 7:30pm and Sun, April 9 at 4pm. General admission: $25 / students+seniors $20.
CounterPointe is an annual performance series dedicated to presenting the latest experimental, innovative, risk-taking choreography that shows a depth of investment in ballet by women dance makers working with the pointe shoe. Investigating new and old territory the series highlights new work, opening up discussion, and creating a forum for women, young or old, emerging or established, to take risks. Since 2016 Norte Maar has paired choreographers with artists, presenting their new collaborations at CounterPointe.
The series made its inaugural presentation in Brooklyn at the Actors Fund Arts Center in 2012. In June 2013, the series made its London debut at the Broadway in Barking. Post performance talks have been led by: Karole Armitage, Antonia Franceschi, Claudia Jeschke, Gabrielle Lamb, Kathryn Posin and Susie Crow.
I remember one of my first ideas in these early punk pointe pieces was to think of pointe shoes as weapons. – Karole Armitage, 2013 CounterPointe Panelist
I think what you are doing is fantastic for the continuation of the exploration of choreography on pointe. – Susan Jaffe 2012 CounterPointe guest choreographer
Past choreographers include:
Julia K. Gleich/Gleich Dances
Lynn Parkerson/Brooklyn Ballet
Sheena Annalise/Arch Contemporary Ballet
Eryn Renee Young/XAOC Contemporary Ballet
Briar Adams/Hack Ballet
Deborah Kate Norris
Marie Renee Bennett
Sophie Adams/Aisling Cook Ballet Ensemble London
Katie Rose McLaughlin
Melissa Padham (Brooklyn Contemporary Ballet Collective)
Past artists include:
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The Actors Fund Arts Center
160 Schermerhorn St
Norte Maar and Brooklyn Ballet
About the presenters:
Norte Maar for Collaborative Projects in the Artsis a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization founded in 2004 by curator Jason Andrew and choreographer Julia K. Gleich with a mission to create, promote, and present collaborations in the disciplines of the visual, literary, and the performing arts: connecting artists, choreographers, composers, writers, and other originating artists with venues and each other. Visit us at www.nortemaar.org
Brooklyn Ballet is a professional, not-for-profit dance company dedicated to artistic excellence, education and serving Brooklyn’s diverse communities. The company was founded in February 2002 by Artistic Director Lynn Parkerson, the first of its kind in Brooklyn in more than 40 years. Brooklyn Ballet brings a contemporary vision to the treasured art form of ballet, with repertory and programs that revitalize and re-imagine the classical form. Visit us at www.brooklynballet.org