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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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.
Norte Maar talks with Lynn Parkerson, founder of Brooklyn Ballet, about her life in the dance world and the upcoming performance at Dance at Socrates (Socrates Sculpture Park, August 10 at 3pm).
Norte Maar’s Sara Christoph catches up with Julia K Gleich for a brief chat about her life in the dance world and her upcoming residency at Dance at Socrates (Socrates Sculpture Park, August 5-10).
Norte Maar is pleased to announce an open call to all young choreographers (Ages 13-18). Coinciding with Norte Maar’s summer of dance at Socrates Sculpture Park, young choreographers are invited to apply for a week of mentorship . This program, part of Dance at Socrates, will choose one student for each week of August and at the end of the week their choreography will be presented to the public in performance. They will receive guidance from a professional choreographer and be given time to work on the main stage.
Continuing Norte Maar invested interest in promoting collaborations between poets and artists, this Spring Norte Maar published jack. the first book of poetry by Bushwick based writer Mika Gellman with art by Steve Harding. Sara Christoph caught up with Mika Gellman for a conversation about her work, her influences and her first published work.
Hear the word vector, and an illustration from an old geometry textbook may come to mind. But instead imagine this: what if rather than slicing across paper, a vector emerged from within a body? What if instead of being flat and solitary, that vector manifested itself in different bodies with various histories of movement, how would that line be carried into three-dimensional space?
This is precisely what choreographer Julia K. Gleich and producer Lynn Parkerson intended to explore in Quilt, which will premiere at Brooklyn Ballet’s 2013 season titled In 4D, February 28-March 10 at the Actors Fund Arts Center. Quilt is a transatlantic collaboration between the two choreographers, the former living in London, the latter here in Brooklyn. Their collaboration began after Parkerson, the artistic director of the Brooklyn Ballet, expressed interest in Gleich’s studies into a vector-based system for creating dance.
Navigating tight quarters is second nature for any New Yorker. We bunk-up in studio apartments, do the sardine dance in subway cars, and barrel down the maddening sidewalks of Midtown. Last Friday in Bushwick was no different, and as Beat Nite: Limited Edition unfolded, droves of people filed in and out of some of the city’s tiniest—yet perhaps most spirited—art spaces.
“It had to be one of the most memorable moments I have experienced in the neighborhood,” proclaimed Jason Andrew, the architect of the night. “From the terrific curation of the spaces, to all the spaces pulling together to help promote the night, to all the amazing people that attended, the night was just terrific. And then to have us all come together for the afterparty with PassKontrol, it was all quite special.”
Jason Andrew + Norte Maar bring back the late night in Bushwick with a limited edition of Beat Nite featuring just 10 art spaces selected by guest curator for the night, Julian Jimarez-Howard of Outlet Fine Art.
Beat Nite: limited edition will be held Friday, February 15. All participating spaces will be open 6-10pm followed by a huge after party at the newest bar/cabaret Bizarre where our local band PassKontrol will get our walking feet dancing.
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