Dance at Socrates 2015

Dance at Socrates 2015

10HL Projects at Norte Maar's Dance at Socrates!

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

August 3-22, 2015

Performances Saturdays, Aug 8, 15, 22 at 4pm
(weather permitting)

Norte Maar’s Dance at Socrates “…a great chance to witness the rigorous rounds of innovation and experimentation” – L Magazine

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

Directions:
Subway
: 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).
LIC Art Bus Schedule

> See full company bios + performance schedule
> An interview with choreographer Randy James

Related Press:
L Magazine, Jul 15, 2015: Spreading the Love: Norte Maar’s New Hoods and Horizons

Queens Time Ledger, Aug 7, 2015: Socrates Sculpture Park rolls out the dance floor by Times Ledger, by Tammy Scileppi, Aug 7, 2015

The New York Times, Aug 13: Dance Listings: Dance at Socrates

The New York Times, Aug 20: Dance Listings: Dance at Socrates

 

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Dance at Socrates is made possible in part by the Mertz Gilmore Foundati
on. 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

2015 Resident Choreographers:
Aug 3-8:

Edisa Weeks / Delirious Dances
Randy James / 10 Hairy Legs Projects

Aug 10-15:
Christopher Rudd/RudduR Dance
Gierre Godley / Project 44

Aug 17-22:
Julia K. Gleich / Gleich Dances
Meagan Woods & Company

Free Public Performances Saturdays at 4pm:
August 8:
Edisa Weeks / Delirious Dances
Randy James / 10 Hairy Legs Projects

August 15:
Christopher Rudd/RudduR Dance
Gierre Godley / Project 44
L&M Dance
Jenni Hong Dance

August 22:
Julia K. Gleich / Gleich Dances
Meagan Woods & Company
Boomerang Dance
Brynt Beitman

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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 the return of the third season of this summer dance series that brings New York-based choreographers and their dancers to the East River waterfront at Socrates. Norte Maar’s 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.

Norte Maar’s 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.

Skills

  • Performing Arts

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