Norte Maar, in collaboration with Socrates Sculpture Park, invites young choreographers ages 13-18 to apply for one week of mentorship in August, as together, they make new choreography for performance during Dance at Socrates: a residency and performance program that invites New York-based choreographers and their dancers to a develop a site-specific dancework in a unique waterfront environment.
One young choreographer will be selected for each of 3 weeks, August 3-22, 2015. At the end of the week, the choreography will be presented to the public alongside professional works by resident and invited companies. Young choreographers will receive guidance from a professional choreographer and be given time to work on stage. A $40 travel stipend is provided to each participant. Students ages 13-18 who study dance and desire to make choreography are encouraged to apply. Students provide their own dancers. There are no restrictions on type of work created.
Performances: 4pm, Saturdays – August 8, 15, 22, 2015.
To apply: Download and fill out the application form. YNG_ChoreographersPrgmCall
Socrates Sculpture Park was an abandoned riverside landfill and illegal dumpsite until 1986 when a coalition of artists and community members, under the leadership of artist Mark di Suvero, transformed it into an open studio and exhibition space for artists and a neighborhood park for local residents. Today it is an internationally renowned outdoor museum and artist residency program that also serves as a vital New York City park offering a wide variety of free public services.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department for Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Dance at Socrates is also made possible by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.