CounterPointe Shorts: new work by women for pointe
CounterPointe is a 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.
Presented by Norte Maar’s Julia Gleich with Briar Adams and in collaboration with Conway Collective.
This instalment of CounterPointe Shorts will feature informal showings of new works and post-performance discussion. Past post-performance talks have been led by: Claudia Jeschke, Karole Armitage, and Susie Crow.
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.