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March, 11-13, 2022

CounterPointe9: new collaborations by women choreographers and visual artist

Dancer from history is on pointe in sous-sus and adorned with the artwork of Traci Johnson Image Design by J Andrew, Artwork by Traci Johnson

CounterPointe Returns!
new works by women choreographers & their collaborations with artists

Fri, Mar 11 and Sat, Mar 12 at 7:30pm and Sun, Mar 13 at 4pm >tickets<

General Admission: $25 / Students+Seniors $20

The Mark O'Donnell Theater at the Actors Fund Arts Center 160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn

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

Collaborating choreographers and artists:

Julia Gleich with Sharon Butler
Joan Liu with Traci Johnson
Kathryn Roszak with Anna Sidana
Charly Santagado with Barbara Weissberger
JoVonna Parks with Noël Hennelly
Tiffany Mangulabnan with Madge Reyes
Sarah Marazzi-Sassoon with Sophia Chizuco
Eryn Renee Young with Elizabeth Riley

This March, after a one-year hiatus, Norte Maar brings forth CounterPointe9, a collaboration between eight female dance makers and eight visual artists. The performances will take place at downtown Brooklyn’s The Mark O’Donnell Theater at the Actors Fund Arts Center on March 11-13, 2022. Tickets available through EventBrite.

CounterPointe image designed by Jason Andrew featuring artwork by Traci Johnson. 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—Norte Maar in collaboration with Brooklyn Ballet presents CounterPointe, the annual curated performance series featuring women choreographers making new work on pointe. Series will run three nights at The Mark O'Donnell Theater at the Actors Fund Arts Center (160 Schermerhorn Street, 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. Since 2016 Norte Maar has paired choreographers with visual artists, presenting their new collaborations at CounterPointe.

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. In 2018 award-winning artist and writer Sharon Butler led the discussion. Stay tuned to find out who will lead a talk back with choreographers and their collaborating artists following the Saturday February 29 performance of CounterPointe.

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. 

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

I think what you are doing is fantastic for the continuation of the exploration of choreography on pointe. – Susan Jaffe 2012 CounterPointe guest choreographer

Proof of full vaccination and a booster dose for those eligible is required for all visitors and staff. All visitors ages 5+ and staff are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster dose (when eligible in accordance with CDC guidelines). All visitors and staff ages 18+ must also show a valid ID with proof of vaccination. Children under the age of 5 will not be permitted to any indoor program or event. Currently all visitors are required to wear masks while on the premises during a ticketed public event.

Accepted proofs of vaccination are Excelsior Pass, NYC COVID Safe App, or valid vaccine card. “Fully vaccinated” means the event date must be at least 14 days after the dose COVID-19 vaccine WITH booster. Details on booster eligibility can be found here: covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/booster-doses

Proof of a negative COVID-19 test will not be accepted as an alternative to vaccination.

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