Dance at Socrates 2017

Dance at Socrates 2017

: a choreographic residency and performance series now in its 5th Season presented in partnership with Socrates Sculpture Park

Jul 30-Aug 19, 2017

Free Public Performances:
Sat, Aug 5, 12, 19 at 4pm

(weather permitting)

2017 Resident Choreographers:

>Full Resident Choreographer Bios

Jul 30-Aug 5:
Brandon Collwes
XAOC Contemporary Ballet

Aug 7-12:
Liam Francis

Aug 14-19:
Nico Brown
Gleich Dances

Free Public Performances Saturdays at 4pm:

> Complete detailed program info

August 5:
Brandon Collwes and XAOC Contemporary Ballet
Tiffany Mills Company and Kathryn Alter
with young choreographers Bianca and Allegra Berman

August 12:
Liam Francis and konverjdans
Janice Rosario and Mazarte
and young choreographer*, Lucy Sydel

August 19:
Nico Brown and Gleich Dances
Benjamin Briones Ballet and Cirio Collective and Mara Driscoll & Rebecca Walden,
and Krista Jansen (young choreographer* alumna)

And a site-specific work by the inimitable Rachel Cohen/Racoco

*Young Choreographers are from Ellen Robbins Dance

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

: 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).

Related Press:
Jul 28, 2016: An August Art Agenda, by Paul D’Agostino, Brooklyn Magazine

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.

Norte Maar__________
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 fifth 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.

Each Monday for three weeks during the month of August, two choreographers will begin their week-long residency in the park – encouraged to expand and develop their artistry in full view of the public. Visitors to the park enjoy not only the contemporary sculpture the park is well known for, but also cutting edge dance and movement in the making. Throughout their creative process, participating choreographers will be in full view of the public making their dances. On three Saturdays in August, audiences will see these resident choreographers on a mixed bill with invited guests in three free public performances on Saturday, Aug 5, 12, and 19 at 4pm.

Bring your picnic and join us for cutting edge dance at one of New York’s most unique city parks!

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 contemporary sculpture the park is well known for, but also cutting edge dance and movement in the making.


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