The L Magazine: Spreading the Love: Norte Maar’s new ‘Hoods and Horizons

L Magazine, Norte Maar, Paul D'Agostino

by Paul D’Agostino

July 15, 2015

Norte Maar, L Magazine, Dance at Socrates, Project 44, Gierre Godley, Julia K. Gleich, Norte Maar, Socrates Sculpture Park, East New York, Cypress Hills

Norte Maar’s Dance at Socrates 2015 Resident Choreographer Gierre Godley’s Project44 (Photo: Steven Trumon Gray

Norte Maar’s arts activities in recent months have included dance performances, book releases, readings and a number of group exhibitions—including a gargantuan installational feat in Manhattan, at the double-hangar-like 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery—so one could forgive its directors for taking it easy for a while. But they don’t really seem to know how to do that, so they’re not. Instead, they’re planning new iterations of annual productions with which local audiences are already familiar, as well as new programming that will spread their activities around from upstate New York to various neighborhoods in Brooklyn, and perhaps also to the Motor City. In the midst of all this, they’ve also just moved their home base of operation from Bushwick to Cypress Hills. We checked in with the non-profit’s directors Jason Andrew and Julia Gleich to see what they have in store for us in the coming weeks and months. Also, we figured we’d do them a favor and make them just a little bit busier, since ever-increasing activity truly is their trademark praxis. Read full article >

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