Norte Maar announces its most ambitious performance event to date! The Brooklyn Performance Combine brings 5 poets, 11 visual artists, and 10 performing artists into one two hour durational event at the Brooklyn Museum on November 1, 7-9pm. The event is free.
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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.
Norte Maar is pleased to announce the return of Fête de Danse, one of the North Country’s signature dance events! From 2004-2009 Fête de Danse ran in succession at the Civic Center in Rouses Point and was presented in collaboration with the Rouses Point Historical Society. The event brought renowned local, regional, and international dance companies together in a converted ice rink for a night celebrating dance and the Rouses Point community. This August, Fête de Danse returns full steam as Norte Maar collaborates with the Strand Center for the Arts to bring back this summer event.
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).
Fete De Danse Returns July 28
Lake Champlain Weekly – July 20, 2005
ROUSES POINT (NY) – On July 28, 2005 dance returns to the Rouses Point Civic Center. the second annual Fete de Dance, co-sponsored by Norte Maar and the Rouses Point Historical Society, will feature performances by Gleich Dances Contemporary Ballet of London, the Albany Berkshire Ballet, the Burklyn Ballet Theatre, and the Short School of Irish Dancing.
Again, Norte Maar has commissioned renowned choreographer Julia Gleich to produce an original full-length ballet for the event.
“This requires tremendous effort,” explained Norte Maar Director Jason Andrew. “Most choreographers work months with students and dancers familiar to them to produce a full-length work. Julia is producing one in three weeks with dancers whom she has just met.”
The piece, which remains untitled, will be set to the American Dream Quartet by composer, musicologist and P.D.Q. Bach biographer Peter Schickele.
“The selection is an appropriate piece for Rouses Point,” said Gleich, speaking after a grueling day of working with dancers. “It’s classical, then moves to jazz riffs and in another section breaks into a square dance. It’s an American piece, combining the earthy and the ethereal and the theme of divided desires. Its water motifs fit well into the backdrop of a village on the lake.”
Gleich’s cast of nine dancers come from Canada and across the U.S. and includes four local dancers: Katie Duffy of Rouses Point and Jeannine Kemp, Elissa Krockett and Sierra Boyea, all of Plattsburgh.
This year, Gleich was joined by guest choreographer Molly Faulkner, who filled in when guest choreographer Ernesta Corvino was forced to cancel. Faulkner is on the Faculty of Dance at Palomar College and recently completed her doctoral thesis in dance history.
Civic Center to host second annual Fête de Dance
North Countryman – July 9, 2005
ROUSES POINT – Norte Maar and Rouses Point Historical Society are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Fête de Dance, Thursday, July 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Center. The evening will feature the return of Gleich Dances Contemporary Ballet (NYC/London, UK) performing a new ballet by choreographer Julia K. Gleich. Also appearing are invited guests Albany Berkshire Ballet, Burklyn Ballet Theatre, North Country Ballet Ensemble, and the Short School of Irish Dancing. Tickets: $12 Adults, $10 Seniors/Students, $5 Children, event is free to children under age 8. All tickets at the door will be $15. Ticket Hotline (518) 297-6513.
Fête de Dance 2005 is made possible in part by a grant from the Marilyn M. Simpson Charitable Trust and the Ruth and Ernest Reynolds Fund for New Ballet; the generous sponsorship through The Field, and the contributions of many divine individuals; and with public funds through the decentralization program of the New York State Council on the Arts.
Gleich Dances Contemporary Ballet (London, UK) is under the artistic direction of Julia K. Gleich and is the featured company at Fête de Dance. Gleich Dances is the organization for the creative, collaborative, and educational work of choreographer, teacher and director Julia K. Gleich. The company has presented in New York City and throughout the United States and Europe. A renowned ballet choreographer and instructor, Ms. Gleich is currently lecturer at LABAN Centre for Contemporary Dance, London, UK. Ms. Gleich’s choreographic residencies have included: Burklyn Ballet Theatre, VT, University of Northern Colorado, CO, Island Moving Company, RI, University of California-Irvine, CA, Dancer’s Workshop, WY, and recently Norte Maar, Rouses Point/Plattsburgh, NY, among others. Call (518) 297-3793 for more information about Gleich Dances Contemporary Ballet.
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