Dance at Socrates 2018

: a choreographic residency and performance series now in its 6th Season presented in partnership with Socrates Sculpture Park

Aug 6-25, 2018

Free Public Performances:
Sat, Aug 11, 18, 25 at 4pm

(weather permitting)

2018 Resident Choreographers:

Aug 6-11:
Kristina Hay and Hilary Brown | HB² PROJECTS
Julia K. Gleich | Gleich Dances

Aug 13-18:
Project 44 | Gierre Godley
Movement Migration | Blakeley White-McGuire

Aug 20-25:
Kyle Marshall Choreography
Kathryn Alter and Dancers

Free Public Performances Saturdays at 4pm:

>read full bios of the choreographers<

August 11:
Cancelled – due to inclement weather.

August 18:
Movement Migration | Blakeley White-McGuire and Project 44 | Gierre Godley
Janice Rosario & Company
Carlos Fittante | BALAM Dance Theatre
and Sarah Louise Kristiansen | Making Dance Happen (rescheduled from August 11)

August 25:
Kyle Marshall Choreography and Kathryn Alter and Dancers
Thomas/Ortiz Dance
and rescheduled from August 11:
Julia K Gleich | Gleich Dances
Kristina Hay in collaboration with Hilary Brown | HB² PROJECTS and

wth Young Choreographers*: Amelia Sanders and Gia Taylor

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

*Young Choreographers are current or former students of Ellen Robbins Dance

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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