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Improvisation @ Mark Morris Dance Center

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who we are

"...not scared of time & humor" 

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


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. 

September 1, 2019

Talk backs are different every where you go. Outside of NYC, the questions generally scratch the surface of the art and don't really challenge the choreographer. People say things like: "How long have you been dancing? How many hours a week do you rehearse? I just LOVED it." It isn't particularly useful or thought provoking. Here in New York City, talk backs turn quickly to people choreographing the dance for the choreographer with out asking! The...

May 11, 2017

Dance Life Map, an international dance studio and event listing website, was recently brought to our attention. From their easy to use site, you can share and search for classes, studios, or events you’d like to attend from all over the world or promote your own for free. The search filter includes options for style of dance, location, proximity to location, studio/classes vs event, and age range. The search results pop up as geo pins on an intera...

July 23, 2016

Ugh, per usual their words consume my thoughts in the most beautiful way. Those Architects. :)

The other day at MICI, Katherine was talking with us about using text and said "loosen your grip on syntax." Loosen as apposed to "let go." I often fight the fear of needing to make sense right away in an improv (or in life) with the usual opposing default of completely letting go. So this resonates... but what also resonated was that my grip is alive a...

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