CounterPointe to Perform in New York Next Month

CounterPointe to Perform in New York Next Month

Norte Maar, 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, 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. CounterPointe3 will present works by series curator Julia K. Gleich (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, CounterPointe 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.

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

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