London, UK – Norte Maar’s co-founder Julia Gleich, together with Briar Adams and the Conway Collective bring CounterPointe Shorts to London, England on Thursday 7 of May 2015 in London’s Conway Hall, Camden. CounterPointe Shorts will present works by series curator Julia K. Gleich (Gleich Dances), and Briar Adams (Hack Ballet) as well as new works by Sophie Adams and Aisling Cook (Ballet Ensemble London), Genevieve Grady, Deborah Kate Norris from Manchester and Elisabeth Schilling from Germany. There will be a post-performance discussion led by Antonia Franceschi who is well known for her master teaching, choreography and her career as a dancer with New York City Ballet and other companies, as well as her role in the movie “Fame.”
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On April 9, 2015, Journalist David Levesley interviewed composer/pianist Elizabeth Myers in advance of the premiere of her new music/dance collaboration with choreographer Julia K. Gleich. Their collaboration a featured performance in Norte Maar’s CounterPointe3.
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.
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.
Eryn Renee Young is co-founder and resident choreographer of XAOC Contemporary Ballet, a New York City-based neoclassical ballet company founded in 2010. Her choreographic work has been showcased at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, the Young Choreographer’s Festival at Symphony Space, Boston Contemporary Dance Festival at the Paramount Theater, the White Wave Dumbo Dance Festival, among others.
Norte Maar in collaboration with Brooklyn Ballet announces an open call for choreographers for the return of CounterPointe, a new series presenting choreography by women dance makers working with the pointe shoe.
Exciting news! Norte Maar (Brooklyn, NY) joins forces with The Broadway (Barking, UK) to present the 2nd edition of CounterPoint an important series, which originated as a collaboration with Brooklyn Ballet to present a forum for women choreographers working with the pointe shoe to show and discuss their work. The series will run at The Broadway June 17, 18, 19 at 8pm all tickets £10. The series is curated by Julia K. Gleich.
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