Norte Maar’s Dance at Socrates returns for its 6th season bringing dancemakers and their companies to a main stage set on the East River waterfront. Internationally recognized for its large-scale sculpture and multi-media installations, Socrates partners with Norte Maar, renowned for their cross-disciplinary collaborative projects, to present this choreographic residency in the Park dedicated to the creation and presentation of dance. “Because dance is, in many ways human sculpture in motion, it’s very much at home in Socrates Sculpture Park.” – The New York Times.

For the full Dance at Socrates program click here.


RESIDENCY: August 6 – 10, 2018

Choreographers in Residence: Kristina Hay and Hilary Brown | HB² PROJECTS  & Julia K. Gleich | Gleich Dances

*PERFORMANCE: August 11, 2018 • 4 – 5:30 PM

Performers: Week 1 Choreographers in Residence with Sarah Louise Kristiansen

*Performance cancelled due to rain


Kristina Hay and Hilary Brown | HB² PROJECTS

Photo by Aitor Mendilibar

HILARY BROWN is a New York City based choreographer and performer, originally from Toronto, Canada. Brown graduated from École de danse contemporaine de Montréal, and has since participated in projects with dance and visual artists including Bouchra Ouizguen, Jillian Peña, Melissa Riker, Doug Elkins, Linda Tegg and Candice Breitz. In 2013 she co-founded the performance collective, Same As Sister with Briana Brown-Tipley. Their cross-disciplinary works/commissions have been presented at La MaMa Experimental Theater Club (AUNTS @ La MaMa Moves!), Danspace Project (Platform 2018), Centre d’Art Marnay Art Centre (2017 Artist Program Residents), Movement Research and Bailout Theater at Judson Memorial Church, BRIC Arts | Media House (2015 BRIClab Residents) and New York Live Arts (2014-15 Fresh Tracks Residents), among other venues. S.A.S. were also the recipients of a Foundation for Contemporary Arts 2017 Emergency Grant. Brown recently formed HB² PROJECTS, a platform to expand her collaborations in performance. Her first partnership was with composer/drummer, Lamy Istrefi Jr. through Exploring the Metropolis’ 2017-18 Choreographer + Composer Residencies.

KRISTINA HAY is a Norwegian contemporary dance artist who performs, collaborates and creates across Europe and North America. Hay was trained at the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo, where she later performed professionally in productions of The Nutcracker, The Bat and Cinderella. She continued her training at London Studio Centre in the UK, where she graduated with a double distinction and was a member of INTOTO DANCE, under the direction of Sue Booker and Leesa Phillips. During this time she toured works by Henri Oguike, Jose Agudo and John Ross. In recent years, Hay has had the privilege of working with Luke Birch, Diana Scarborough, Meredith Bruno Company, Robert Kenny, Feeling Blue Collective, Jessica Nina Barlow, Human Dance (Wellington, NZ) and Same As Sister (New York, US). With S.A.S., she has presented cross-disciplinary works/commissions at La MaMa Experimental Theater Club (AUNTS @ La MaMa Moves!), Danspace Project (Platform 2018), Centre d’Art Marnay Art Centre (2017 Artist Program Residents) and Movement Research at Judson Memorial Church. S.A.S. were also the recipients of a Foundation for Contemporary Arts 2017 Emergency Grant. As an independent choreographer, Hay has shown work; You Are Someone Else, Fix and Filter, and collaborated with artists in both London and New York City. In 2018 she obtained her US O1 Visa for Extraordinary Ability, and will use this status to broaden her focus on collaboration and the different creative processes that emerge from it.

Julia K. Gleich | Gleich Dances

Photo by Sergio Carrasco

JULIA K. GLEICH is a 2014 recipient of the University of Utah Fine Arts Distinguished Alumni Award. Gleich was on faculty at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and was Head of Choreography at London Studio Centre. In September 2017, after 15 years width=”150″ height=”150″ /></aers) in collaboration with Guggenheim Fellow Elana Herzog. The ballet explored captivity narratives and iconic women from John Ford’s Westerns, receiving critical notice by Leigh Witchel in dance.log. In 2013 she received a major Arts Council England grant. Gleich has choreographed seven full-length ballets and a Nutcracker for Clytie Adams Ballet, with a cast of 250 performed annually since 1996. Her work has been presented in alternative venues across NY and London, including a durational event at the National Academy Museum featuring dance luminaries such as Sarah Rudner, Sally Silvers, Douglas Dunn and Molissa Fenley. She has received critical notice in the New York Times, Village Voice, Brooklyn Rail, New Criterion and dance.log. She is Co-Founder of Norte Maar in NYC and writes about contemporary ballet, liminality, and vector mathematics, not necessarily in that order.

Sarah Louise Kristiansen

Danish choreographer SARAH LOUISE KRISTIANSEN has worked internationally in prestigious venues including The Royal Albert Hall, The Kremlin Theatre, The Gwangju Bienale, The ICA and has completed further training at Millenium Dance Studios and EDGE Pac in Los Angeles. Addionally she has spent time in the Shaolin Temple in China, researching Shaolin Wushu martial arts. Sarah Louise has travelled the world dancing and running successful projects globally, including with her company Making Dance Happen, which she decided to establish to promote community development through international research excursions for young Artists. She has been commissioned to choreograph performances in collaboration with dancers and participants in South Korea, Italy, Ghana and a series of high profile London venues including Sadler’s Wells and The Place.

Krista Jansen

Photo by Lina Dahbour

KRISTA JANSEN is a dancer and choreographer born, raised and based in New York City. Her choreography has been performed at Dixon Place, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, New York Live Arts, STUFFED at Judson Church, The FAB! Festival, The DancenOw RAW festival, and the Harkness Dance Festival. Krista is one-half of the dance company Jansen & Holm, and a teaching assistant to Ellen Robbins, whose modern dance classes for children ages 5-15 were Krista’s first experience in dance, choreography, and improvisation.



Dance at Socrates is presented in partnership with Norte Maar