: new work by women choreographers
and their collaborating artists
Fri, Apr 7 at 7:30pm
Sat, Apr 8 at 7:30pm
Sun, Apr 9 at 4pm
General Admission: $25 / Students+Seniors $20
Apr 7: Post performance meet and greet with the choreographers
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:
konverjdans with artist Nancy Baker
Julia K. Gleich with artist Elana Herzog
Brandi Marsh with artist Emily Noelle Lambert
Lynn Parkerson with artist Cornelia Thomsen
Ursula Verduzco with artist Lizzie Scott
Margaret Wiss with artist Noël Hennelly
Eryn Renee Young and artist Leslie Kerby
Poster Image designed by Jason Andrew featuring artwork by Lizzie Scott. 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
Norte Maar’s CounterPointe returns for its Fifth Season marking the longest running series presenting exclusively new dances by women choreographers making new work on pointe! For this, its fifth 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 collaboration and creation.
CounterPointe will be held Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8 at 7:30pm and Sunday, April 9 at 4pm in downtown Brooklyn’s Actors Fund Arts Center. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $20 for seniors/students.
CounterPointe will present collaborations by series curator Julia K. Gleich (Gleich Dances) with artist Elana Herzog, konverjdans with artist Nancy Baker, Brandi Marsh with artist Emily Noelle Lambert, Lynn Parkerson (Brooklyn Ballet) with artist Cornelia Thomsen, Ursula Verduzco with artist Lizzie Scott, Margaret Wiss with artist Noël Hennelly, and Eryn Renee Young (XAOC Contemporary Ballet) with artist Leslie Kerby.
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.
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.
CounterPointe has become the mainstay series featuring new work by women choreographers who continue to push the limits and tradition of ballet. The series continues to be one of the only in New York City to feature new work by established and emerging women choreographers. The collaborative element, pairing each choreographer with an artist, brings an added inspiring layer to the series offering a fresh new look at the ballet idiom and furthering 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