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Never Before, Never Again - THE LINEUP!

 

: : WEEK 1 : : 

THURSDAY, JAN 9 @ 8

The Lovelies with the Dance for PD Community

Zoe Rabinowitz + Galen Bremer

J. Bouey

Nattie + Hollis

Donnell Williams + Suzy Grant

FRIDAY, JAN 10 @ 8

Rachel Mckinstry + Andy Dickerson

Jenn Nugent

SATURDAY, JAN 11 @ 8

Jenn Nugent

The Lovelies with Kirin McElwain

The Architects with Kirin McElwain

Hosted by Donnell Williams

SUNDAY, JAN 12 

Workshop: The Underscore with Nicole Touzien @ 1:45 - 4pm

STAGE DIVE @ 7pm 

: : WEEK 2 : :  

THURSDAY, JAN 16 @ 8

Nicole Wolcott

Wendell Gray

Terrence Diable + Harold Butler

Donnell Oakley, Sarah Chien, Mei Yamenaka + Hannah Wendell

Ani Javian

Hosted by Katy Berry

FRIDAY, JAN 17 @ 8

Troy Ogilvie

Donnell Oakley, Sarah Chien, Mei Yamenaka + Hannah Wendell

SATURDAY, JAN 18 @ 8

Troy Ogilvie

slowdanger

SUNDAY, JAN 19

Workshop: slowdanger @ 12pm

Workshop: The Lovelies @ 2pm

STAGE DIVE @ 7pm 

: : WEEK 3 : :

THURSDAY, JAN 23 @ 8

Dale + Ashley

Zoe Rabinowitz + Galen Bremer

Ladies of Hip Hop

Lauren Cox

Betsy Miller

FRIDAY, JAN 24 @ 8

Jesse Zaritt

The Lovelies with Kirin McElwain

With special guest Pam Pietro

SATURDAY, JAN 25 @ 8

Jesse Zaritt

Rachel Mckinstry + Andy Dickerson

Closing Party @ Triskelion

**Tickets will be available soon via Triskelion**

Fundraiser - Mark your Calendars!

Feb 14 - info TBA

C L A S S - Wednesdays @ 7

Improvisation @ Mark Morris Dance Center

Nov 20 with Lena + Natie - Intro

Nov 27 - no class

Dec 4 with Katie + Ryan - Intro

Dec 11 with Lena + Ryan - Advanced

Dec 18 with Joanna + Ryan - Intro

Dec 25 - no class

who we are :

"...not scared of time & humor" 

-audience member  

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

-class-taker  

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. 

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May 18, 2019

Action.

Active. Aliveness.

Actively actioning.

In times of dread

Artists must never choose to remain silent

This is precisely the time

When artists go to work

There is no time for despair,

No place for self-pity,

No need for silence, no room for fear

-Toni Morrison, The Pieces I Am

As everyday seems to begin with even more disparaging news, I shame-spiral into the ways I am inadequate, under-informed, lacking expertise to make a change.

Then a good friend and...

March 16, 2019

There’s a life-saving and also terrifying aspect of improvisation that I return to – especially when I feel lost in the dance, my choices, my relationships.

Start again.

Whether it’s to re-invest in what’s already there, or rip the sheet from the notebook and stare into an empty page:

Start again.

It’s a ubiquitous mantra – for all aspects of my life (the dances, the choices, the relationships) – and thank The People, I have it when I need it, for tho...

September 30, 2018

The multi-faceted, yet highly-simplistic, 4-fold way. 

As much research as I do, sometimes analysis and logic must reveal themselves when they will, not necessarily when I want them to.

Having JK in town is wild. She’s wild. Her style of teaching, performing, choreographing, loving, all seems to come from this place of abandon.

Free fall. Hurl and thrust. Passion. 

Yet there’s years of chops, experience, experimentation, fact, analysis and logic that...

May 27, 2018

I just completed a 30-day phase of living that included eliminating lots of unnecessary things from my life…sugars, glutens, CHEESE, alcohol, all of those things that I was under the completely false pretense of being necessary until this month-long foray. At about the same time in my life, I had changed jobs, ended an unhealthy relationship and started to examine where else in my life I need to cut out the unneeded. It was an intense and beautifu...

October 28, 2017

The Lovelies spent the weekend in Northampton, Mass, after being invited to perform at the School for Contemporary Dance & Thought.

Being out of the city is always welcome. Being in a beautiful respite of fall colors, lakes and blue skies is always welcome.

And being one of the Lovelies with the rest of the crew there as the Lovelies was a welcome change I can get used to.

Change in our country’s leadership.

Change in our views of each other, belief s...

September 23, 2017

“Humans have been around for 200,000 years. For the first 99% of our history, we didn’t do much of anything but procreate and survive. This was largely due to harsh global climactic conditions, which stabilized sometime around 10,000 years ago. People soon thereafter discovered farming and irrigation, and they gave up their nomadic lifestyle to cultivate and tend stable crops. But not all farm plots are the same; regional variations in sunshine, s...

March 11, 2017

It is rare in the current dance world to be paid well. To be paid as one is deserved for their efforts, attachment to the material and generosity to share it. 

I also find it a rare opportunity as an improviser to do much set material. It’s even more rare to be truly interested in the material given, and be given the opportunity to play with the material publicly – while on display – and be given the chance to explore the material over hours and ho...

June 11, 2016

I haven’t been to MICI since the summer of 2009.

My dad had just died in May, and Amanda, someone I consider a sister, picked me up on her way from Iowa in her grandmother’s red car.  She had inherited it and loved having it to drive everyday; a constant reminder of a loved one.  It felt good driving in it. It felt good to be with Amanda. Every day since May 28th had been filled with that off-the-rails sort of behavior, feelings and dreams that com...

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