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Improvisation @ Mark Morris Dance Center

Feb 19 - Katie + Darian

Feb 26 - Lena + Ryan

Mar 4 - Katie

Mar 11 - Joanna + Ryan

Mar 18 - Joanna + Darian

Mar 25 - Katie + Yeujia

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who we are :

"...not scared of time & humor" 

-audience member  

"...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. 

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...

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...

December 8, 2018

Let's talk feedback loops. YES LET's!!

In order for an ecosystem to survive, a healthy feedback loop is essential. The voter feedback loop is the bedrock of democracy.  Feedback loops regulate a system. And when feedback is not taken into account, when feedback is continually ignored, the system starts to fray. 

Zoom out for a moment and we see this happening in many areas: The #MeToo movement. Voter Suppression. Systemic racism. CLIMATE CHANGE...

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...

October 7, 2018

The amazing Jennifer Kayle, AGA Collaborative, and The Lovelies doing set moves...oh my! Help us turn 5  - 5 years of art-making together - with champagne, dance and music to make your Sunday perfect. 

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...

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...

June 28, 2018

Today is chaos. Yesterday was chaos. And the day before and the weeks before. 

I am finished watching the implosion of what I took for granted, things I thought were etched in stone fall apart when the consequences are so far reaching. I have to find another way to be with what's happening in this world so that I can support the change this world so desperately needs. 

I was fortunate enough to spend last week at MICI, a Movement Inte...

June 12, 2018

We've got Nattie & Hollis, Brendan Drake, a sic beat boxer and The Lovelies in couture. We'll see you at 6pm on July 1 for dances, drinks, dialog & cute boys in glamwear.

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...

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