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Improvisation @ Mark Morris Dance Center

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"...not scared of time & humor" 

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"...this class is the most important aspect of my life here in Brooklyn." 

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The Lovelies are a compositional improvisation dance company. We show up and pay attention.  What we do in the studios we take to the streets and beyond.  We laugh, we laugh so hard we cry, and we do it in the moment. We practice telling the truth in the midst of the awkward, the dramatic, the comical and the gems it all reveals. 

The Lovelies have been exploring the possibilities of compositional improvisation since 2013. We have had the honor of being presented at Judson Church, Triskelion Arts, The Tank, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Shapeshifter Lab, in breweries, salons, parks, hotels and many other theatres and site-specific locations.

The Lovelies teach compositional improvisation at Mark Morris Dance Center and the Joffrey Ballet School and present a space residency and split bill series called The Lovelies Present: Slice & Dice. 

June 29, 2019

The Lovelies had a wonderful opportunity to venture beyond the NYC borders to Atlanta and Philly this month. While in Atlanta, we hosted our first event to help connect The Lovelies in a different state and explained the work we practice. What an experience, to perform the work of Compositional Improvisation in front of a new audience... and sometimes stressful. To go back to your home town and show what you've been up to. To explain the work to p...

February 3, 2019

What do I write in this freaking blog?!?!

My thoughts... My thoughts are chaos right now. They are made up of ridiculous ideas around myself consumed by my incapabilities. Then the next second how I'm so great and I make good choices. Then another millisecond later I'm trying to notice nuances and realizing that obviously there are different stories I can tell myself about the same outcome. 

How does this relate to the work? Just notice the sto...

July 30, 2018


I recently tore my ACL this spring, but technically I didn't sew it. (thanks Dr. Rose!) There's a lot of picking yourself up and putting back together involved in any recovery. Self care is a big part of it. There's a lot of giving yourself enough time to rest and recover, but not too long to spiral down the long list of things you can't do, since it is now longer than the list of things you can do. So I've focused on what I can work with. I can...

January 15, 2018

I was hoping to write something about "me too," but I'm not there just yet... 

If you don’t know, I recently got married to a wonderful person named Casey. When I was down in Atlanta getting married with my husband, I felt so loved and felt so much love in return that when I came back to NYC I kind of had a love withdraw. I started to feel really anxious, about… well everything. I was second guessing moving to New York, my financial choices, my car...

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