a new ballet by Julia K. Gleich
décor by Elana Herzog

with prelude performance by konverjdans

“Martha, akin to ballet’s Giselle, is an iconic figure broken on the wheel of the American West.”

Fri, Oct 27 at 7:30pm
Sat, Oct 28 at 7:30pm
Sun, Oct 29 at 4:00pm

Tickets: $25 General | $15 Seniors + Students

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James & Martha Duffy Performance Space
Mark Morris Dance Center
3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn

Mark Morris Dance Center, Norte Maar, Julia K. Gleich, Gleich Dances
Presented by Norte Maar
Produced by Jason Andrew

Starring Tiffany Mangulabnan, Jordan Miller, Amy Saunder, Cassidy Hall, Michelle Buckley and others

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“Martha, akin to ballet’s Giselle, is an iconic figure broken on the wheel of the American West.”

Norte Maar presents Martha (The Searchers) a new ballet by Julia K Gleich with décor by Elana Herzog. A modern Western, the ballet’s title character Martha is inspired by one created by American novelist Alan Le May and brought to the big screen by director John Ford in The Searchers (1956). Set in the 1860s Southwest territories of the United States, audiences will be introduced to the title role of Martha (played by multiple female leads). Other narratives include The Confederate, The Comanche, Britt Johnson (c.1840-1871), Cynthia Ann Parker or Nadua (c.1825-1871) and Quanah Parker (c.1845-1911) and The Settlers.

In Gleich’s choreography Martha is a composite of both courageous and tragic women in history. Her struggles and experiences are central to the ballet offering an alternative narrative to the roles women played in an unsettled West. For Gleich’s ballet visual artist Elana Herzog captures the palette of the Southwest and John Ford’s cinematography, using fabric remnants that suggest landscapes contrasting with the symbols of domesticity—aprons and blankets, carpets and rugs. Herzog designs a confusion of contexts, bringing the domestic into the theater with hints of scale of vast landscape. She creates worlds in which all the identities of Martha can be viewed—all just as rough, tough, and textured as the West once was.

Gleich Dances, CounterPointe, Norte Maar“Martha (The Searchers)” l to r Cassidy Hall, Tiffany Mangulabnan. Photo: Sergio Carrasco


Upcoming Events:

Julia rehearsing Brooklyn Ballet for Martha (The Searchers), assisted by Gleich Dances dancers

Last Weekend!
Fri-Sat June 16*-17 at 8pm, and Sun June 18 at 4pm

Brooklyn Ballet performs excerpts of Martha (The Searchers) with set design by Elana Herzog, during their 2017 Season: Roots & New Ground 2. With terrific guests and choreographers: “Big Mike” Fields, Michel Fokine/Claudia Jeschke, Belinda McGuire, Matthew Olwell, and of course, Founding Artistic Director, Lynn Parkerson.

Actor’s Fund Arts Center
160 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn

General $25-$50 | Student/Senior $15 | Child (under 12) $10
*Free Beer Friday!

 

 


Tiffany Mangulabnan in "a lite refrain"Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 8pm

Performance of a lite refrain (1996) danced by Tiffany Mangulabnan in
Celebrating Three Decades of Fridays at Noon, 1987-2017:

Over 60 Choreographers Present Original Dances, Excerpts and Improvs

Buttenwieser Hall at 92nd St Y
Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

$20 | $24

 

 


neon JuliaSaturday, June 3, 2017 at 7-9pm

Norte Maar’s The Return of the Brooklyn Performance Combine
a durational performance mashup of
poets, painters, performers, and a meteorologist

The MUSE 350 Moffat Street, Bushwick
(L Train to Brooklyn. Wilson Avenue Stop)

$20 General | $15 Seniors + Students

 

 


Recent Events:

Photos by Arnaud Falchier (www.ttltrack.com)April 7-8 at 7:30pm, April 9 at 4pm

Norte Maar’s CounterPointe5
Performance of Martha (The Searchers) (2017)
a collaboration with artist Elana Herzog

Actor’s Fund Arts Center
160 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn

Photo by Arnaud Falchier

 


Gleich Dances, Julia Gleich, Norte MaarMar 19, 2017 at 2:45 + 3:30pm

Performance of Immovable (2016) to coincide with
Art Afternoon and the exhibition Rachel Beach: Touchstone

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ 07901

 

 

 

 


Gleich Dances, Norte Maar, Julia Gleich, contemporary ballet, Odetta, ballet, pointe

Oct 16, 2016 at 2:45pm + 3:30pm

Performance of Immovable (2016) to coincide with
Art Afternoon and the exhibition Rachel Beach: Touchstone

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ 07901

 

 

 


Gleich Dances, Julia Gleich, contemporary ballet, ballet, pointe shoe, OdettaOct 1, 2016 at 6:00pm + 6:45pm

Performance of a white room (2016) to coincide with
the 10th Anniversary of Bushwick Open Studios

ODETTA
229 Cook Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn