Norte Maar announces an open call for classically trained female dancers to perform “Kingdom of the Shades” (entrance choreography only) from La Bayadere on the streets of Bushwick. Must have prior knowledge of this choreography.
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.
The music of experimental composer David Tudor (1926-1996) has been collected and is being released as a seven disc set on New World records. A release party celebrating this historic collection is scheduled for Sunday, May 12, 5-7pm at the Emily Harvey Foundation (537 Broadway @ Spring Street). RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-322-5683. Norte Maar has taken special interest in promoting the work of experimental sound since producing the centennial series Cage Transmitted last year.
Norte Maar is please to be participating in Frieze Night, Saturday May 11. As a complement to the Frieze New York Art Fair, the galleries and art spaces of Bushwick/Ridgewood would will remain open from 6-10pm.
On Monday, April 8, Norte Maar held its 2nd Annual Benefit Performance at Pace Gallery. The evening celebrated nine years of Norte Maar’s unique programming and collaborative mission. The night honored poet Bob Holman.
The career of Julie Lemberger has been, and continues to be, one defined by movement. This may seem like an oxymoron—a photographer being preoccupied with motion—but hers is a specific niche that hovers between the worlds of photography and dance. Through her 25-year career as a photographer, Lemberger has built a portfolio that reads like a who’s who of modern American dance.
One century ago this year, the floodgates of modern art were opened by three artists: Arthur B. Davies, Walter Pach and Walt Kuhn. One year before, they had formed an artist-run coalition—the Association of American Painters—and in February of 1913, the organization mounted its first show, The International Exhibition of Modern Art. Today we know the event largely by the nickname it garnered from the show’s location: The Armory Show. And the rest, it seems, is modern art history.
Yet if Davies, Pach and Kuhn were paling around today and happened to stumble into next week’s Armory Fair, the highly publicized 100-year-anniversary-show opening March 7th, they would likely feel frightfully lost. The name may be the same, but the original spirit of spontaneity and experimentation is largely gone.
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.”
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