This Spring, Norte Maar brings forth CounterPointe 6, a collaboration between seven female dance makers and seven female visual artists. Meet the artists involved.
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Joining the growing list of dance luminaries that have included Karole Armitage, Antonia Franceschi, Claudia Jeschke, Kat Wildish, Gabrielle Lamb, and Kathryn Posin, Ashely Bouder of New York City Ballet will lead a talk back with choreographers and their collaborating artist following the Saturday, April 8 performance of CounterPointe.
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.
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.
Julia K. Gleich, Norte Maar and The Broadway present a week of ballet at The Broadway in Barking, East London, June 18-23, 2013 offering two programs feature ballet in different contexts: CounterPointe: a curated evening of new works by women making choreography for pointe and Speak Easy Secrets: an immersive ballet experience for an Era of Wonderful Nonsense. This special week of ballet is sponsored by Arts Council England.
Norte Maar in collaboration with Brooklyn Ballet presents CounterPointe a new performance series featuring emerging and established women choreographers making new work on pointe. Series will run three nights at The Actors Fund Arts Center (160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY), Fri, Sept 28 + Sat, Sept 29 at 7:30pm and Sun, Sept 30 at 4pm. General admission: $20 / students+seniors $15.
CounterPointe, is 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. In response to the continual neglect of representation of women ballet choreographers in major ballet companies (notably, the Royal Ballet has not commissioned a work from a female choreographer for the Opera House stage since 1999) this series offers a performances ripe with the latest curated works by women who make dances 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.
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