Hook Arts Media’s performance projects engage with sites, animating public space and fostering dialogue on important local issues.
Executive Director, Martha Bowers’s site-specific performances played a central role in the foundation of the organization, leading to its investment in local youth through arts education and introducing the organization to the NYC community.
In 2007, developer Greg O’Connell (The O’Connell Organization) recognized the key role these performances had played in ongoing urban renewal efforts in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and provided Hook Arts Media with its office/studio space on the Red Hook waterfront.
From 2003 to 2010, Hook Arts Media presented the acclaimed site-specific dance production Angels and Accordions at Green-Wood Cemetery. In June 2010, Hook Arts Media was honored with a Certificate of Merit from the Municipal Art Society of New York that recognizes “people, places, organizations and momentous events that have, in our view, made an exceptional contribution to the life of New York City.” Hook Arts Media was nominated for the award by Alison Tocci, President of Time Out, Inc.
Hook Arts Media’s award winning site-specific projects have served as important opportunities for advanced dance and theatre students to take part in professional productions as part of their learning process.