Norte Maar in collaboration with Brooklyn Ballet opens a call for CounterPointe3, the returning performance series featuring emerging and established women choreographers making new work for pointe.
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. The evening is curated by Julia K. Gleich.
The series made its inaugural presentation in Brooklyn at the Actors Fund Center in 2012. In June 2013, the series made its London premiere at the Broadway in Barking. Post performance talks have been led by: Claudia Jeschke, Karole Armitage, 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
The series runs April 9-12 at The Actors Fund Arts Center, 160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department for Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Deadline for submissions: January 28, 2015
Tech: Tues or Wed, April 7 or 8
Performances (TBC): Fri-Sun April 9-11 at 7:30pm / Sun, April 12 at 4pm. If selected, your work may appear in all performances.
Venue: The Actors Fund Arts Center, 160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn. The venue has unobstructed marley floor over resilient wood. Basic lighting plot. Dimensions: 23 feet deep by 40 feet wide. No cross over and minimal wing space.
Please submit: Artistic CV (including name and contact information), Online link to video of proposed piece (3-13 minutes). Rehearsal video is acceptable. If you do not have completed work, please also submit some past examples of your choreography. Pointe work must be central to the choreography.
Submit to: CounterPointeBallet@gmail.com