Rouses Point a key site
by Jason Andrew
Press-Republican, Apr 3, 2006
To the editor: The Press-Republican suggested in “Vigor, optimism still sound good,” (Thursday, March 16, 2006) that the key to marketing the potential of the North Country is “for the disparate parts to join together…”
The newspaper would be pleased to know that since 2004 Norte Maar for Collaborative Projects in the Arts has been doing just that: uniting cultural forces throughout the North Country to present creative programs in visual, literary, and performing arts. Norte Maar has collaborated with such entities as the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York, City of Plattsburgh, Evergreen Valley Nursing Home, Guibord’s School of Dance, North Country Cultural Center for the Arts to name just a few.
But Norte Maar has most famously paired with the Rouses Point Historical Society and for the past two years has brought ballet to the North Country in the form of summer concert of such artistry that it transcends the ice rink where the dance is performed.
Audiences and artists alike will be thrilled to know that Norte Maar and the Rouses Point Historical Society will again unite this summer when we present the ambitious:
SUMMERDANCE:RP06, a month-long celebration of art and performance.
SUMMERDANCE will feature the return of Norte Maar’s Fete de Danse (27 July), and will include the summer conservatory of dance (17-28 July), a photography exhibition and film series featuring that famous duo of the dance floor Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers (6-31 July), and much, much more.
But these fabulous events will not be taking place in the Press-Republican’s promising Quadrant of Hope (i.e. Lake Placid, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Plattsburgh, and “all points in between”). We’ll be enjoying our own renaissance further North in our beautiful Village of Rouses Point, at the Civic Center to be exact!