Artnet.com’s critic Benjamin Sutton interviews Brooklyn gallerist on challenges of running a gallery in Brooklyn.
Writer David Levesley reports on the return of Beat Nite, how it continue to keep Brooklyn at the very center of art world conversation, and interviews the guys of Signal, one of the most compelling and new art spaces featured in Beat Nite 10.
Bushwick, Brooklyn–Jason Andrew and Norte Maar bring back the late night in Bushwick with the tenth edition of Beat Nite featuring just 10 art spaces selected by guest curator Austin Thomas on Friday, February 28.
Read the excerpts from transcript a riveting post performance discussion following the November 2, 2013, Counterpointe program at The Actors Fund Arts Center. Moderated by Karole Armitage of Armitage GONE! Dance the discussion featured Lynn Parkerson (Brooklyn Ballet), Julia Gleich (Gleich Dances), Nikki Hefko, Eryn Renee Young (XAOC Contemporary Ballet), Morgan McEwen (MorDance) and Sam Grymont (Arch Contemporary Ballet).
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.
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.
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