LuckyGirl MEDIA recommends

Choices and Trends for Women "from Teens to Grandmothers"

All female dance series CounterPointe to bridge London to NY – April 10-12. 2015

a ballet series

in a few days happening at the Actors Fund Arts Center in Brooklyn,
presented by both Norte Maar and Brooklyn Ballet, curated by Julia
Gleich- head of choreography at the Laban Center in London. There will
be 11 works presented, ALL female choreographers and all using the
pointe show in non classical/non traditional ways. Because the
percentage of male dancemakers so heavily outweighs that of the female,
this festival is a step in the right direction in encouraging women to
find their choreographic voice and to take artistic risks.

The performances are April
10, 11 and 12th!

COUNTERPOINTE RETURNS FOR 3RD ANNUAL SERIES TO PRODUCE NEW WORK BY
WOMEN FOR POINTE

CONTINUUM Pillow by Michael Darling 1(1)

Continuum Pillow  photo by Michael Darling

 

3-DAY FESTIVAL WILL FEATURE A DIVERSE LINEUP, WORLD PREMIERES AND
WORKS IN PROGRESS BY ESTABLISHED AND EMERGING DANCEMAKERS

 

NORTE MAAR [1], a committed international
think-tank dedicated to the creation, promotion, and presentation of
collaborations in the disciplines of the visual, literary, and the
performing arts, together with BROOKLYN BALLET [2], present
CounterPointe3, APRIL 10-12, 2015 in downtown Brooklyn’s The Actors
Fund Arts Center.

This annual curated performance series features 11
WOMEN CHOREOGRAPHERS making new work en pointe, dedicated to presenting
the latest experimental, innovative, risk-taking choreography that
shows a depth of investment in ballet.

Norte Maar

CounterPointe3 will present
works by series curator JULIA K. GLEICH [3] (Gleich Dances) and Lynn
Parkerson (Brooklyn Ballet) as well as Sheena Annalise (Arch
Contemporary Ballet), Mishi Castroverde, Kristin Draucker, Kayla
Harley, Jen McGinn, Katie Rose McLaughlin, Melissa Padham (Brooklyn
Contemporary Ballet Collective), Donna Salgado and Eryn Renee Young
(XAOC Contemporary Ballet).

Inaugurated in 2012 in collaboration with Norte Maar [4], CounterPointe
[5] is rooted in a vested focus on the ballet concert vocabulary,
investigating new and historic territory, encouraging discussion and
creating a forum for women, young or old, emerging or established, to
take artistic risks.

“There are no easy solutions to the glaring imbalance of representation
of women as creative leaders in ballet choreography,” recounts Julia
Gleich, CounterPointe’s curator. “Annually we celebrate their
choreography, those visions and the vibrant energy of women’s work in a
program encouraging a range of approaches to pointe. Our dream for the
future is to make CounterPointe unnecessary.”

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York
City Department for Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City
Council.

CONTINUUM Pillow by Michael Darling 2

TICKET INFO

General admission tickets are $20, Students and seniors, $15. Tickets
can be purchased at the door or online at
http://counterpointe3nyc.eventbrite.com [1] [6].

VENUE INFORMATION AND SCHEDULE

The Actors Fund Arts Center is located at 160 Schermerhorn Street in
downtown Brooklyn and accessible by A, C, or G trains to
Hoyt-Schermerhorn. 2, 3 to Hoyt Street. F, R to Jay St./Metrotech. 4, 5
to Borough Hall.

FESTIVAL LINE-UP:

FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 7:30 P.M. – POST PERFORMANCE Q & A WITH
GABRIELLE LAMB_

Julia K. Gleich (Gleich Dances)

Lynn Parkerson (Brooklyn Ballet)

Mishi Castroverde

Kristin Draucker

Kayla Harley

Jen McGinn

Katie Rose McLaughlin

Melissa Padham (Brooklyn Contemporary Ballet Collective)

Donna Salgado

Eryn Renee Young (XAOC Contemporary Ballet)

ND4_5871

SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 7:30 P.M. – POST PERFORMANCE Q & A WITH KAT
WILDISH_

Julia K. Gleich (Gleich Dances)

Lynn Parkerson (Brooklyn Ballet)

Sheena Annalise (Arch Contemporary Ballet)

Mishi Castroverde

Kristin Draucker

Kayla Harley

Jen McGinn

Katie Rose McLaughlin

Donna Salgado

Eryn Renee Young (XAOC Contemporary Ballet)

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 4:00 P.M.

Julia K. Gleich (Gleich Dances)

Lynn Parkerson (Brooklyn Ballet)

Sheena Annalise (Arch Contemporary Ballet)

Mishi Castroverde

Kayla Harley

Jen McGinn

Katie Rose McLaughlin

Eryn Renee Young (XAOC Contemporary Ballet)

Unknown-3

 

ITE FESTIVAL ARTISTS REPERTORY DETAILS

INTERMEZZO | WORLD PREMIERE

Choreographer: Julia K Gleich [3]

Music: Johannes Brahms, performed live by Liz Meyers

A world premiere, Intermezzo is a collaboration driven by Pianist Liz
Meyers’s interest in the relationships between Clara Schumann and
Brahms and the other men in her life. En pointe with a modern impetus,
this piece is about seeking the utterly human within the dance.
Utilizing a balletic vocabulary while distancing the movement from its
strict form creates a tension of opposition and contrasts, of
attractions and repulsions that motivate all movement and are a
metaphor for life.

 

QUILL/T | WORLD PREMIERE

Choreographer: Julia K Gleich [3] and Lynn Parkerson

Music: Ranjit Bhatnagar

Projection: David Chang

Quill/t is a dance for 4 women using the mathematical concept of
vectors to create new movement. The dance is performed against a
projection of Chang’s calligraphy using sensors and microphones on the
pen and paper. A movement and sound connection between the pointe shoe
on the floor and pen on paper is established.

 

UNTITLED | WORK IN PROGRESS

Choreographer: MISHI CASTROVERDE/MISHIDANCE [7]

Music: Piano Sonata No. 8, ‘Pathétique’ in C minor: Adagio cantabile,
Ludwig van Beethoven

Poetry: One Art by Elizabeth Bishop, read by Sasha Castroverde

Representing the beginning stages of a longer work that will premiere
in the fall of 2015, this yet to be titled work, partially inspired by
Elizabeth Bishop’s poem _One Art_, explores the concept of loss. This
work stands atop the structure of a villanelle – a nineteen-line poetic
form. This work explores the ways in which the structure of a poem can
inform the structure of a dance.

 

PORTRAIT | WORK IN PROGRESS

Choreographer: Kristin Draucker

Music: Edgar Meyer/ Sliding Down

While incorporating both modern and ballet, this work builds upon the
movements of everyday gestures to paint a picture of a dear friend who
lives strongly within the confines of an idea brought to life through
visual art. Autobiographical in nature, the work will focus on a
necessary wind of change, nostalgia and the fondness of a memory that
we often represent by a physical representation of the emotions it
evokes.

 

RUN-ON SENTENCES OF I MISS YOU…” | WORK IN PROGRESS

Choreographer: Kayla Harley

Music: Richard Pryor Skit, Car Wash movie soundtrack and Nina Simone’s
“I Get Along Without You.”

Just as a sentence must come to a halt at the interjection of a
punctuation mark, so must a trail of thoughts come to a close at the
point of reality. In this work in progress, there is an exploration of
an ongoing thought and memory of a lost loved one. A motif of ticking
symbolizes the second hands of a clock, working in tandem with use of
fabric to add a layer of the visual portrayal of abandonment.

 

THROUGH THE DUST | NEW YORK PREMIERE

Choreographer: Jennifer McGinn [8]

Music: Sound design by Jennifer McGinn with samples from Liturgy,
Drake, Fugees, Daft Punk, Chopin, Boards of Canada, and Interpol

Through the Dust uses nihilistic themes to deconstruct classical
ballet and the fixed, often negative, ideas associated with it. The
performers reconstruct an open structure of empowerment drawing from
traditional and contemporary influences.

 

SCRIPP 422 | RE-STAGING

Choreographer: Melissa Padham (Brooklyn Contemporary Ballet Collective)
[9]

Music: Fugazi

The first work created by Brooklyn Contemporary Ballet Collective, this
work is an innovative fusion of gestural arm phrases mixed with
challenging and manipulated ballet leg and footwork with a twist of
punk rock.

NOUVEAU | WORK IN PROGRESS

Choreographer: Katie Rose McLaughlin/Designated Movement Company [10]

Music: Sound Design by Taylor Brook

NOUVEAU is the casual non-performance action of being extremely
virtuosic at something commonplace. Often, virtuosity in dance is
overly intentional, while post-modern choreography often disdains the
development of an extremely technical and rigorous movement vocabulary.
This work in progress juxtaposes these two schools of thoughts using
comedy and sharp wit.

 

ANODYNIA

Choreographer: Eryn Renee Young/ XAOC Contemporary Ballet [11]

Music: Break of Reality

Anodynia is a ballet that explores strength and softness in the female
condition, a study of the different ways that women can express
strength.

Norte Maar

###

ABOUT NORTE MAAR

NORTE MAAR FOR COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS IN THE ARTS is a 501(c)3
non-profit arts organization founded in 2004 by curator Jason Andrew
and choreographer Julia K. Gleich with a mission to create, promote,
and present collaborations in the disciplines of the visual, literary,
and the performing arts: connecting artists, choreographers, composers,
writers, and other originating artists with venues and each other.
Visit us at www.nortemaar.org [12]

ABOUT BROOKLYN BALLET

BROOKLYN BALLET is a professional, not-for-profit dance company
dedicated to artistic excellence, education and serving Brooklyn’s
diverse communities. The company was founded in February 2002 by
Artistic Director Lynn Parkerson, the first of its kind in Brooklyn in
more than 40 years. Brooklyn Ballet brings a contemporary vision to the
treasured art form of ballet, with repertory and programs that
revitalize and re-imagine the classical form. Visit us at
www.brooklynballet.org [2]

ABOUT JULIA K. GLEICH

JULIA K. GLEICH, curator and choreographer, is a critically acclaimed
choreographer, teacher, scholar interested in re-contextualizing
ballet. Her company, Gleich Dances performed in the UK and US including
seasons at The Broadway Theatre, Barking (Arts Council
England-supported), NYC’s Joyce SoHo and Centre for Performance
Research with critical notice in The New York Times, Village Voice, New
Criterion and Brooklyn Rail. She was commissioned to create a
site-specific work for the opening of St. Pancras International
Eurostar station in 2007. Collaboration is a key part of her
creativity. In 2004 she co-founded with curator, Jason Andrew, Norte
Maar for Collaborative Projects in the Arts (www.nortemaar.org) in
Brooklyn, NY, named by Jerry Saltz as “..the closest thing to the
eighties East Village.” Her practice-based research on vectors and
dance was published in the Dynamic Body in Space. Her conceptual dance
films have been exhibited in NYC, and Singapore. She is an advocate for
women in ballet, producing annual CounterPointe performances in NY and
London and mentors young choreographers each summer in Dance at
Socrates in NYC. Ms. Gleich is Head of Choreography at London Studio
Centre and faculty at Trinity Laban. Her training included: School of
American Ballet, the Limón Institute and Cunningham Studio. She has
been on faculties of several universities in the US and received the
Distinguished Alumna Award 2014 from the University of Utah Fine Arts.
She was External Examiner, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, and
Master teacher, Hikone Dance Intensive, Japan.
Links:
——
[1] http://nortemaar.org [2]
[2] http://www.brooklynballet.org [3]
[3] http://gleichdances.org [4]
[4] http://nortemaar.org/projects/counterpoint3/ [5]
[5] http://brooklynballet.org/performances/2015/counterpointe [6]
[6] http://counterpointe3nyc.eventbrite.com [1]
[7] http://www.mishidance.com [7]
[8] http://www.jenmcginndance.com [8]
[9] http://bcballetcollective.weebly.com/the-collective.html [9]
[10] http://www.designatedmovement.com/Designated_Movement/About.html [10]
[11] http://www.xaocballet.com [11]
[12] http://www.nortemaar.org [12]

Links:
——
[1] http://counterpointe3nyc.eventbrite.com
[2] http://nortemaar.org
[3] http://www.brooklynballet.org
[4] http://gleichdances.org
[5] http://nortemaar.org/projects/counterpoint3/
[6] http://brooklynballet.org/performances/2015/counterpointe
[7] http://www.mishidance.com
[8] http://www.jenmcginndance.com
[9] http://bcballetcollective.weebly.com/the-collective.html
[10] http://www.designatedmovement.com/Designated_Movement/About.html
[11] http://www.xaocballet.com
[12] http://www.nortemaar.org

Advertisements

April 8, 2015 - Posted by | ART, CULTURE, ENTREPRENEURS, LIFESTYLES, opportunity, Uncategorized, We Recommend | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Follow us guys and we’ll follow you back

    Comment by taleoftwodans | April 10, 2015 | Reply


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: