This Spring, Norte Maar brings forth CounterPointe 5; a collaboration between 6 female dance makers and 6 visual artists. The performances will take place at downtown Brooklyn’s Actors Fund Arts Center from April 7-9.
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Joining the growing list of dance luminaries that have included Karole Armitage, Antonia Franceschi, Claudia Jeschke, Kat Wildish and Gabrielle Lamb, Kathryn Posin will lead a talk back with choreographers presenting at CounterPointe 2016 following the Saturday, April 9 performance.
Norte Maar announces a call for choreographers for its 4th Season of CounterPointe
Coming this April, Norte Maar in collaboration with Brooklyn Ballet presents CounterPointe, the annual curated performance series featuring women choreographers making new work on pointe. CounterPointe is an annual performance series dedicated to presenting the latest experimental, innovative, risk-taking choreography that shows a depth of investment in ballet by women dance makers working with the pointe shoe. Investigating new and old territory the series highlights new work, opening up discussion, and creating a forum for women, young or old, emerging or established, to take risks.
Norte Maar in collaboration with Brooklyn Ballet opens a call for CounterPointe3 the returning performing series featuring emerging and established women choreographers making new work for pointe.
Norte Maar’s second season of Dance at Socrates features six residencies for choreographers and their companies as well as free public performances presented in partnership with Socrates Sculpture Park, August 4-23, 2014.
This week when Brooklyn Ballet takes to the stage for its spring season, two Norte Maar artists have collaborated with resident choreographer, Julia K. Gleich to create two new works on the company.
We are so proud! This year when Brooklyn Ballet takes to the stage for its spring season, one detail will be quite different than years past. For the first time in the company’s history, Brooklyn Ballet will feature resident choreographer: the London-based New Yorker, Julia K. Gleich.
Read the excerpts from transcript a riveting post performance discussion following the November 2, 2013, Counterpointe program at The Actors Fund Arts Center. Moderated by Karole Armitage of Armitage GONE! Dance the discussion featured Lynn Parkerson (Brooklyn Ballet), Julia Gleich (Gleich Dances), Nikki Hefko, Eryn Renee Young (XAOC Contemporary Ballet), Morgan McEwen (MorDance) and Sam Grymont (Arch Contemporary Ballet).
Born in Mobile, Alabama, Nikki Hefko trained at Mobile Ballet (Mobile, AL), Ballet Hysell (New Orleans, LA), New Orleans Ballet Ensemble (New Orleans, LA), and the Dance Theatre of Harlem School (New York City). She was a company member with the Dance Theatre of Harlem, under the direction of Arthur Mitchell. While at DTH, she toured the states and abroad dancing a full repertoire of classical, neo-classical, and contemporary ballets. Additionally, Nikki danced with Les Grands Ballet Canadiens, The Metropolitan Opera, and other national companies as a free-lance artist.
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