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The Mark O'Donnell Theater at The Actors

CounterPointe10

10th Anniversary Season - new dances by women choreographers and their collaborating artists

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CounterPointe10
CounterPointe10

Time & Location

Mar 24, 2023, 4:00 PM – Mar 26, 2023, 6:00 PM

The Mark O'Donnell Theater at The Actors, 160 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

About the Event

CounterPointe: the 10th Anniversary new works by women choreographers & their collaborations with artists

Fri, Mar 24 at 7:30pm (Sold Out - Waiting List available)

Sat, Mar 25 at 4pm and 7:30pm

Sun, Mar 26 at 4pm

General Admission: $30 | Students+Seniors: $20 *All tickets must be purchased in advance.

The Mark O'Donnell Theater at The Entertainment Community Fund, 160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn

Directions by Subway: A, C, G Train to Hoyt-Schermerhorn. 2, 3 Train to Hoyt Street

Featuring new collaborative works by:

  • Julia Gleich - Tamara Gonzales
  • Shannon Harkins - Sarah Pettitt
  • Tiffany Mangulabnan - Etty Yaniv
  • Sarah Marazzi-Sassoon - Alejandra Seeber
  • JoVonna Parks - Jeanne Verdoux
  • Amanda Treiber - Marcy Rosenblat
  • Eryn Renee Young - Amanda Browder

This program celebrates current Norte Maar Board Member, Leslie Kerby!

CounterPointe, now celebrating its tenth anniversary, presents collaboration between seven women dance makers and visual artists. The performances will take place at downtown Brooklyn’s The Mark O’Donnell Theater at the Actors Fund Arts Center on March 24-26, 2023. Tickets available through EventBrite.

CounterPointe image designed by Jason Andrew featuring artwork by Tamara Gonzales. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Produced by Norte Maar

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

About CounterPointe Brooklyn, NY — 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. The series made its inaugural presentation in Brooklyn at the Actors Fund Arts Center in 2012. In June 2013, the series made its London debut at the Broadway in Barking. Since 2016 Norte Maar has paired choreographers with visual artists, presenting their new collaborations at CounterPointe.

It has been my proudest achievement to give life to new works and to stimulate new collaborative approaches for 10 years through this program. We continue faithfully to give space to experiments that use pointe alongside visual art in an environment that is supportive, curious, enthusiastic! – Julia K. Gleich, Producer/Choreographer

Dance and art luminaries who have moderated a panel discussion following Saturday's CounterPointe have included Guerrilla Girl Frida Kahlo, Karole Armitage, Ashley Bouder, Sharon Butler, Antonia Franceschi, Claudia Jeschke, Kat Wildish, Gabrielle Lamb/Pigeon Wing Dance, Lynn Parkerson/Brooklyn Ballet, and Kathryn Posin.

I remember one of my first ideas in these early punk pointe pieces was to think of pointe shoes as weapons. – Karole Armitage, 2013 CounterPointe Panelist, Internationally recognized Contemporary Ballet Choreographer, the Punk Ballerina

I think what you are doing is fantastic for the continuation of the exploration of choreography on pointe. – Susan Jaffe, 2012 CounterPointe guest choreography, Artistic Director, American Ballet Theater

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