Last Friday, throngs took to the streets once again for the ninth edition of Beat Nite, featuring just 10 galleries and art spaces selected by guest curator of the night James Panero, art critic and Executive Editor, The New Criterion.
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Born in Mobile, Alabama, Nikki Hefko trained at Mobile Ballet (Mobile, AL), Ballet Hysell (New Orleans, LA), New Orleans Ballet Ensemble (New Orleans, LA), and the Dance Theatre of Harlem School (New York City). She was a company member with the Dance Theatre of Harlem, under the direction of Arthur Mitchell. While at DTH, she toured the states and abroad dancing a full repertoire of classical, neo-classical, and contemporary ballets. Additionally, Nikki danced with Les Grands Ballet Canadiens, The Metropolitan Opera, and other national companies as a free-lance artist.
Eryn Renee Young is co-founder and resident choreographer of XAOC Contemporary Ballet, a New York City-based neoclassical ballet company founded in 2010. Her choreographic work has been showcased at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, the Young Choreographer’s Festival at Symphony Space, Boston Contemporary Dance Festival at the Paramount Theater, the White Wave Dumbo Dance Festival, among others.
Alexa Valentine is in her last year at Tisch School of the Arts working on her MFA. She is in the beginning stages of showing work in New York, and is currently am working on a dance film in collaboration with a student filmmaker and composer.
Sheena Annalise, artistic director of Arch Contemporary Ballet, is praised for her ground breaking process for creating new work. Annalise’s repertory is choreographed in silence and is completely set before bringing in a composer to study her work. In collaboration with high caliber composers…
Morgan McEwen, ballerina turned artistic director launched MorDance in January of 2013. MorDance premiered at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center on May 3rd, 2013 and recently had the opportunity to perform at Socrates Sculpture Park as part of Dance at Socrates produced by Norte Maar.
Norte Maar in collaboration with Brooklyn Ballet announces an open call for choreographers for the return of CounterPointe, a new series presenting choreography by women dance makers working with the pointe shoe.
In our final interview in our series Norte Maar talks with Rachel Cohen, founder and artistic director of Racoco Productions about her early beginnings and her upcoming performance at Dance at Socrates (Socrates Sculpture Park, August 31 at 3pm).
Norte Maar talks with Takehiro Ueyama, founder and artistic director of TAKE dance about his early beginnings and his upcoming performance at Dance at Socrates (Socrates Sculpture Park, August 24 at 3pm).
Norte Maar talks with Young Choreographer Dani Mullen, about her invitation to work on a new piece for Dance at Socrates.
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