On April 9, 2015, Journalist David Levesley interviewed composer/pianist Elizabeth Myers in advance of the premiere of her new music/dance collaboration with choreographer Julia K. Gleich. Their collaboration a featured performance in Norte Maar’s CounterPointe3.
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Coming this April, Norte Maar in collaboration with Brooklyn Ballet presents CounterPointe, the annual curated performance series featuring women choreographers making new work on 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.
Headlining Norte Maar’s big Beat Nite after party will be light installation by Brooklyn based artist Julia Sinelnikova. Say hello to Heath at the door grab a beer from Brooklyn Brewery then enjoy Julia’s elaborate light installations inspired by supernatural imagery while you dance the night away to the tunes of DJ jojoSOUL Julia’s installation will remain on view at the Vazquez (93 Forrest Street) for Armory Weekend, Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8, 2-7pm.
Bushwick’s premiere non-profit arts organization, Norte Maar, presents its 12th installment of Beat Nite, Friday, March 6. Heralded as the most underground, exciting, and fiercely independent, Beat Nite is a late night Bushwick-wide gallery night. This edition is curated by critic Ben Sutton and features a range of the alternative and established. Don’t miss the art and the after party hosted by The Vazquez.
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.
Norte Maar in collaboration with Brooklyn Ballet opens a call for CounterPointe3 the returning performing series featuring emerging and established women choreographers making new work for pointe.
A month after Norte Maar’s hugely successful Brooklyn Performance Combine at the Brooklyn Museum, the event is being recognized for its celebration of Brooklyn based artists and performers. Critic, James Panero in his monthly column in The New Criterion, juxtaposed the inclusive nature of the event with the seemingly exclusive even divisive omission of artists in the Brooklyn Museum’s current exhibition Crossing Brooklyn.
In the December issue of Sculpture Magazine, writer / critic Susan Canning offers a survey of the current New York art scene featuring Norte Maar among a selected mix of non-profits and galleries that continue to make New York the cultural capital of the world.
Jennifer Melby Editions: 18 Years of Intaglio Prints, is the first exhibition offering a cohesive look at the collaborative exchange between artists and master printer Jennifer Melby. The exhibition offers a glimpse at the publishing history of Melby featuring stunning prints by artists Tom Burckhardt, Joanne Greenbaum, Red Grooms, Paul Mogensen, Robert Moskowitz, Andrew Spence, Craig Taylor, and Nicola Tyson. It also features a selection of commissioned work, including editions Melby has produced with the artists Donald Baechler, Julia Jacquette, Sol LeWitt, Brice Marden, Dorothea Tanning, and others.
The Brooklyn Performance Combine will easily go down as Norte Maar’s most ambitious event to date. We know we use the word a lot, but this time we can certainly call the event E P I C as the two-hour durational event at the Brooklyn Museum included 2 DJ’s, 5 poets, 10 visual artists, 11 performing artists and William Powhida! The Brooklyn Performance Combine was “certainly one of our most successful programs ever in that Beaux-Arts Court,” said the Brooklyn Museum.
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