Julia K. Gleich divides her artistic energies between London and New York. Living in the UK since 2003, the highlight of her creative life in London has been the production of her immersive ballet Speak Easy Secrets at The Broadway in Barking for which she received Arts Council funding. She is Co-Founder of Norte Maar based in Brooklyn, NY where she is the producer of CounterPointe, which has also been produced in London in 2013 and 2015.
Her choreography has been seen internationally. Her dance films have been screened in galleries and festivals in the US and Asia. Gleich's choreography has been reviewed in The New York Times, Village Voice, The New Criterion, ArtNews, Brooklyn Rail and DanceInsider.
Her original research on movement theories using Vectors was published in the Dynamic Body in Space. Julia is Head of Choreography at London Studio Centre, on the technique faculty of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (Ballet and Limón), and Artistic Director/ Choreographer of Gleich Dances. She was External Examiner for Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and was awarded the Distinguished Alumna medal for 2014 by the Ballet Department at the University of Utah where she received her MFA.
She was awarded a Choreographer Observership by One Dance UK to shadow Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and recently was an invited speaker for the Society for Dance Research Forum on the She Said programme produced by English National Ballet.
Moving towards weight, the dance is engaged with taking up space and posturing, with building up and taking down. Dancers are angles and directions, masculine and feminine versions of themselves. Rough hewn geometries contrast with precise intersections of pointed feet and elbows. This dance for 3 women on pointe is approximately 10 minutes with soundscape including the voice of Donald Trump. It queries some of our ideas about what it means to make ballet.
Choreographer: Julia K Gleich
Dancers: Michelle Buckley, Eloise Hymas, Karianne Andreasson