: new work by women choreographers
and their collaborations with artists
SOLD OUT: Fri, Apr 8 at 7:30pm
SOLD OUT: Sat, Apr 9 at 7:30pm
SOLD OUT: Sun, Apr 10 at 4pm
General Admission: $20 / Students+Seniors $15
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The Actors Fund Arts Center
160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn
Directions by Subway:
A, C, G Train to Hoyt-Schermerhorn. 2, 3 Train to Hoyt Street
Featuring new collaborative works by:
Kristin Draucker with sculptor Kara Daving
Julia K. Gleich with sculptor Rachel Beach
Brenda Neville with sculptor Courtney Puckett
Lynn Parkerson with artist Michelle Forsyth
Janice Rosario with painter Jessica Weiss
Ursula Verduzco with sculptor Sarah Bednarek
Eryn Renee Young with artist Amanda Browder
Poster Image designed by Jason Andrew featuring sculpture by Rachel Beach. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
This program is presented in collaboration with Brooklyn Ballet and supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council
This Spring Norte Maar’s CounterPointe is all about collaboration with the work of 7 female dance makers paired with 7 visual artists on stage April 8-10 in downtown Brooklyn’s Actors Fund Arts Center.
Norte Maar, a committed international think-tank dedicated to the creation, promotion, and presentation of collaborations in the disciplines of the visual, literary, and the performing arts, together with Brooklyn Ballet, present CounterPointe. This annual curated performance series features new work by women choreographers for pointe. For this, its fourth iteration, 7 women choreographers have been paired with 7 Brooklyn based women visual artists to collaborate and create both a new physical and visual work by each–investigating the process of creation, inspiration and development.
CounterPointe will present collaborations by series curator Julia K. Gleich (Gleich Dances) with sculptor Rachel Beach, and Lynn Parkerson (Brooklyn Ballet) with artist Michelle Forsyth as well as Kristin Draucker with sculptor Kara Daving, Brenda Neville (Neville Dance Theatre) with sculptor Courtney Puckett, Janice Rosario (Janice Rosario & Company) with painter Jessica Weiss, Ursula Verduzco with sculptor Sarah Bednarek and Eryn Renee Young (XAOC Contemporary Ballet) with artist Amanda Browder.
Inaugurated in 2012 CounterPointe is focused on the presentation of new works by women choreographers for the pointe shoe. The series has been celebrated for breaking new ground expanding the ballet concert vocabulary, investigating new and historic territory, encouraging discussion and creating a forum for women, young or old, emerging or established, to take artistic risks.
“This year Norte Maar’s CounterPointe is all about women collaborating with each other. Norte Maar pulls from its rich association with dance makers and artists to bring a fresh new look at the ballet idiom and further the collaborative spirit while normalizing the role of women as creative leaders.”
-Julia K. Gleich, co-founder of Norte Maar and originator of the CounterPointe Series