With only a week until opening night, people are already talking about Norte Maar’s original ballet The Brodmann Areas. “You can’t go wrong with so many brilliant artists working together,” says our director Jason Andrew, as quoted by reporter Aaron Short in his preview for The Brooklyn Paper.
The Brodmann Areas, choreographed by our president Julia Gleich, thinks conceptually the gaps and synapses that define the 52 areas designating the regions of the cerebral cortex of the brain. Conjuring a cross-disciplinary vision as Norte Maar continually pursues, Brodmann combines the work of not only a team of dancers, but the visual artsits on set and costumes design. In his piece for The L Magazine, “This Is Your Brain on Dance,” Paul D’Agostino asks, “sounds like a mindful mind-full, no?”
The Brodmann Areas runs April 12 through 15, at the Center for Performance Research, 361 Manhattan Avenue 11211. TICKETS still available.
a work by Francesco Masci, image by Katarina Hybenova
“Don’t sleep in on these exhibits!” warns Courier Life‘s Aaron Short in his column for Brooklyn Daily. Short previewed Norte Maar’s first show of the year, Gʉilty / (NOT) Guilty, whose opening coincided with our annual New Years champagne brunch celebration.
The show, curated by Sarah Schmerler, of 45 Projects, features works by Ellen Letcher, Francesco Masci, Alfred Steiner, and Pablo Tauler. Friends of Norte Maar joined us to take in the broad spectrum of media presented in Schmerler’s show, as well as mimosas and an extensive brunch spread. “Guilty / (NOT) Guilty is an exceptionally strong art show featuring some of the neighborhood’s favorite artist,” writes Bushwick Daily‘s Katarina Hybenova in her piece covering the successful opening celebration. Hybenova included images of the work and artists behind it, more of which can be found here.
artist Ellen Letcher, image by Katarina Hybenova