Dwight Rhoden’s galvanizing protest rally of a ballet takes on topical issues, while bridging popular music with arguably the most conservative form of dance.
Happening April 7–9, Norte Maar and Brooklyn Ballet’s CounterPointe series pairs visual artists with choreographers who are making new work for pointe.
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo satirizes the clichéd gender conventions of dance, and the world at large, in technically superb takes on classical ballet.
Five dancers who started their careers in the 1940s redefined dance in the United States, becoming some of the first American prima ballerinas in the world’s top companies, from the Ballets Russes to the Paris Opera Ballet.
Tree of Codes brings together the efforts of three major names from three different disciplines: Wayne McGregor, the award-winning British choreographer; Danish-Icelandic visual artist and light wizard Olafur Eliasson; and electronic music producer Jamie xx, one third of the band the xx.
Dance is a curious thing: an art form that both defies and relies on genre distinctions.
The story of a man who wakes up transformed into a hideous insect isn’t exactly the showpiece you would imagine for a lithe principal of London’s Royal Ballet, but in The Metamorphosis dancer Edward Watson takes all the refined control of each muscle and transforms his body from grace into an image of the grotesque.
Norte Maar invites you to The Brodmann Areas, a new collaborative ballet that explores the workings of our minds through dance. The ballet will take place at the Center for Performance Research (361 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn). Tickets are $25 ($20 for seniors/students) and can be purchased at nortemaar5.eventbrite.com.
We don’t have definitive proof that Norte Maar’s In the Use of Others for the Change will be the first-ever modern ballet in Bushwick, Brooklyn but we think it just might be.
As an added bonus … tonight (Friday, April 1, 9pm – closing), Bushwick watering hole, Bodega Wine Bar, welcomes fans of Norte Maar for a night of celebration. Eat, drink and be merry and the establishment will donate 10% of all of tonight’s proceeds to the ballet production!