: a choreographic residency and performance series presented in partnership with Socrates Sculpture Park
August 1-20, 2016
Sat, Aug 6, 13, 20 at 4pm
Bring your picnic and join us for cutting edge dance at one of New York’s most unique city parks.
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
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
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.
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 fourth 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.