Dance at Socrates 2014

Dance at Socrates 2014

Dance at Socrates 2014

Dance at Socrates 2014

Dance at Socrates 2014

a new choreographic residency and performance series presented in partnership with Socrates Sculpture Park

August 4-23, 2014

Performances Saturdays at 4pm
(weather permitting)

Dance at Socrates is made possible in part by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation. Dance at Socrates is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Department of Cutlural Affairs, Norte Maar

Aug 9:
Julia K Gleich / Gleich Dances
MADboots dance co.
and Pat Catterson

Aug 16:
Stephanie Miracle Dances
Christopher Williams Dances
with Terra Firma Dance Theatre
and 10 Hairy Legs

Aug 23:
Brooklyn Ballet
and Dylan Crossman / Crossman Dans(c)e
with Molissa Fenley
and Paz Tanjuaquio / Topaz Arts

Full Performance Schedule + Company Bios

Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Boulevard @ Broadway
Long Island City, NY  11106

: N or Q to Broadway Stop in Queens.Walk 8 blocks west on Broadway (toward the East River) to the intersection of Vernon Blvd. Bus: Q103, Q104 to Broadway and Vernon Blvd. Q19A to Broadway and 21st Street (walk west to intersection of Vernon Blvd).

Link to 2013 Image Gallery and Video

Related Press:
Summer Musems Preview: Sculpting Sound & Dance at Socrates Sculpture Park, by Paul D’Agostino, The L Magazine, June 18, 2014

Critic’s Notebook, by Brian P. Kelly, The New Criterion, August 4, 2014

7 Things to Do in New York City’s Neighborhoods This Weekend, by Margaret Kelly, DNAinfo, August 8, 2014

What to Do This Weekend in Queens, Queens Courier, August 16, 2014

Summer Magic in a Park: Catch Last Dance Socrates This Saturday, by Katarina Hybenova, Bushwick Daily, August 22, 2014
Long Island City, NY — Socrates Sculpture Park, internationally recognized for its large-scale sculpture and multi-media installations, partners with Norte Maar, renowned for their cross-disciplinary collaborative projects, in a new summer series that brings New York-based choreographers and their dancers to the East River waterfront at Socrates. Now in its second year, Dance at Socrates, is the first choreographic residency in the park dedicated to the creation and presentation of dance.

For three weeks during the month of August, a different choreographer will be in residence at Socrates Sculpture Park to develop a site-specific dance on a newly constructed stage within the park. Visitors to the park will enjoy not only the unique contemporary sculpture the park is well known for, but also cutting edge dance and movement in the making. Throughout their creative process, participating choreographers in Dance at Socrates will be in full view of the public, who can then experience the fully produced performance every Saturday throughout August.

Dance at Socrates also supports aspiring choreographers by pairing teens (ages 13-18) with experienced choreographers each week. Last May, Norte Maar announced an open call to teen choreographers for one-week residencies alongside experienced choreographers, creating an opportunity for mentorship, experience and exposure.

“The water’s edge at Socrates Sculpture Park creates a magical setting that has inspired visual artists for more than two decades, and today we are thrilled to open our gates to Norte Maar for the creation of dance. For Dance at Socrates, Norte Maar has selected four extraordinary choreographers whose unique styles will activate the park every day in August.  We are pleased to make that process transparent for all visitors, and eager to experience the newly completed works every Saturday.” – John Hatfield, Executive Director, Socrates Sculpture Park

Visitors to the park will enjoy not only the unique contemporary sculpture the park is well known for, but also cutting edge dance and movement in the making.

Residency Schedule:
Aug 4-9
Julia K Gleich / Gleich Dances
MADboots Dance Co.

Aug 11-16
Stephanie Miracle Dances
Christopher Williams Dances

Aug 18-23
Brooklyn Ballet
Dylan Crossman / Crossman Dans(c)e

About Socrates Sculpture Park /
For over 25 years Socrates Sculpture Park has been a model of public art production, community activism, and socially inspired place-making. Known for fostering experimental and visionary artworks, Socrates has exhibited more than 1,000 artists on its five waterfront acres, providing them the financial support, materials, equipment, and space necessary to create large-scale works in the public realm. Open 365 days a year from dawn till dusk, the park is an epicenter of cultural programming, as a producer of contemporary exhibitions, a presenter of a multi-disciplinary performance series, and an educator of more than 10,000 children and teens each year – all free. The park’s existence is based on the belief that reclamation, revitalization and creative expression are essential to the survival, humanity and improvement of our urban environment. Watch a video about Socrates Sculpture Park!

Young Choreographers Application Form – July 1 deadline

About Norte Maar /
Norte Maar for Collaborative Projects in the Arts creates, promotes and presents collaborations in the disciplines of visual, literary, and the performing arts: connecting visual artists, choreographers, composers, writers and other originating artists with venues and each other.

>Full performance schedule coming soon<

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