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CounterPointe8: new work by women choreographers & collaborating women artists

CounterPointe8: new work by women choreographers & collaborating women artists




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


Friday, February 28, 2020 - 7:30pm
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 7:30pm
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 4:00pm




COUNTERPOINTE8: new work by women choreographers
and their collaborating artists

Fri, Feb 28 at 7:30pm
+ Post Performance Cast Party
Sat, Feb 29* at 7:30pm
+ Post Performance Q&A with guest moderater
Sun, Mar 1 at 4pm

*As we mourn the loss of past artist collaborator, Sarah Bednarek (CP '16 collaboration with choreographer Ursula Verduzco), we will dedicate the February 29th performance to her memory... and her birthday.


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:

  • JoVonna Parks with Maud Bryt
  • Maiya Redding with Emmaline Payette
  • Mari Meade with Margaret Lanzetta
  • Julia Gleich with Mary Schwab
  • Eryn Renee Young with Niki Lederer
  • And London CP Alumna
  • Deborah Kate Norris with Anna Hymas


CounterPointe image designed by Jason Andrew featuring artwork by Mary Schwab. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Produced by Norte Maar. In collaboration with Brooklyn Ballet | www.brooklynballet.org

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 Saurday's CounterPointe have included Karole Armitage, Ashley Bouder, Antonia Franceschi, Claudia Jeschke, Kat Wildish, Gabrielle Lamb, 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

Past choreographers include:

  • Julia K. Gleich/Gleich Dances
  • Lynn Parkerson/Brooklyn Ballet
  • Sheena Annalise/Arch Contemporary Ballet
  • Nikki Hefko
  • Brenda Neville
  • Janice Rosario
  • Ursula Verduzco
  • Alexa Valentine
  • Eryn Renee Young/XAOC Contemporary Ballet
  • Briar Adams/Hack Ballet
  • Carys Applebee
  • Deborah Kate Norris
  • Jennifer Jackson
  • Marie Renee Bennett
  • Eve Chan
  • Emily Bufferd
  • Susan Jaffe
  • Morgan McEwen/MorDance
  • Sophie Adams/Aisling Cook Ballet Ensemble London
  • Mishi Castroverde
  • Kristin Draucker
  • Kayla Harley
  • Jennifer McGinn
  • Katie Rose McLaughlin
  • Melissa Padham (Brooklyn Contemporary Ballet Collective)
  • Donna Salgado
  • Elisabeth Schilling
  • Genevieve Grady
  • Brandi Marsh
  • konverjdans
  • Margaret Wiss
  • Dasha Schwartz
  • Zhong-Zing Fang
  • Courtney Cochran

Past artists include:

  • Rachel Beach
  • Sarah Bednarek
  • Amanda Browder
  • Kara Daving
  • Michelle Forsyth
  • Noël Hennelly
  • Elana Herzog
  • Leslie Kerby
  • Emily Noelle Lambert
  • Courtney Pucket
  • Lizzie Scott
  • Cornelia Thompson
  • Jessica Weiss
  • Melissa Dadourian
  • Audra Wolowiec
  • Karen Schifano
  • Priscilla Fusco
  • Liz Atz
  • Lindsay Packer
  • Jeri Coppola

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