(2015) Dance at Socrates
In August 2015, Socrates Sculpture Park and Norte Maar presented the third annual residency and performance program, Dance at Socrates. Every year, the series brings New York-based choreographers and their dancers to the park’s unique waterfront environment. For three weeks during the month of August, a different choreographer is in residence to create or further develop a new work. Visitors to the park will enjoy not only the unique contemporary sculpture the park is well known for, but also cutting edge dance and movement in the making.
Throughout their creative process, participating choreographers in Dance at Socrates will be in full view of the public while developing their work (Mondays-Fridays), culminating in a final performance at the close of each week (Saturdays). With innovation and exploration at the center of the residency, choreographers are provided ample time and resources to bring a work through each stage of development with no lines between dance and the audience itself. Norte Maar’s Dance at Socrates also supports aspiring choreographers by pairing teens (ages 13-18) with experienced choreographers each week.
This year’s choreographers include Randy James (10 Hairy Legs Projects), Edisa Weeks (DELIRIOUS Dances), Christopher Rudd (RudduR Dance), Gierre Godley (Project 44), Laura Gemitti and Katharine Morales (L & K Dance), Meagan Woods, Julia K. Gleich (Gleich Dances), BOOMERANG, and Brynt Beitman.