C L A S S - Wednesdays @ 7

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. 

November 19, 2019

The holiday season is a time of joy, celebration, and reflection. It’s a time we get to fill our hearts with gratitude on the relationships we’ve made this year, and the amazing opportunities they brought. We are not alone, as we think about our humanity and the art we strive to create. Relating our being and work to others is really at the heart of what it means to exist in the world. The spirit of creativity and power of ensemble dancing brings...

November 23, 2018

Appreciation leads to Devotion

As Americans, we know democracy is messy. Making choices together often involves hours of discourse, followed up with hours of putting what you've discussed into practice. Sometimes we agree, sometimes we are left with things unresolved or undiscussed, but we always remain hopeful that empathy and negotiation can lead us to richer work. Passions of the environment and social issues regularly inspire us, which is why w...

July 29, 2017

The Lovelies spend the month of July defining the work.                                                                  

What is Compositional Improvisation? As our wonderful mentor Pamela Vail said recently, "Compositional Improvisation is composing dances in the moment." The Lovelies impr...

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