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C L A S S - Wednesdays @ 7

Improvisation @ Mark Morris Dance Center

Class is currently scheduled to resume on April 20th. Sending you Big Love from JKL ~ stay healthy, safe, and at home!

who we are :

"...not scared of time & humor" 

-audience member  

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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. 

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...

April 22, 2017

Grab Dance Magazine's May issue to see the article about Slice & Dice with The Lovelies

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...

February 19, 2017

The Lovelies were excited to talk with Candice Thompson, writer for DIYdancer.com about their upcoming show: Slice & Dice with Pamela Vail. Check out the article here! 

February 18, 2017

Tomorrow night:  The Lovelies will be performing set work! The Lovelies' mentor Pamela Vail will be improvising with The Lovelies! New concepts and new ideas. With 50% of proceeds being donated to the Black Lives Matter movement. We hope to see you there!

January 31, 2017

I set out to write this piece with a new take on things, a different spin, trying to make sense of a world that feels upside down, tie the work we do into the bigger picture and have it all make some coherent sense. I also set out to write a piece covering the March on Washington- how invigorating and moving the march was, a reminder that when a clear commitment is present, SO much can happen. 

Not an easy task(s).

It sure has been a week...

November 23, 2016

The need for listening, clarity and giving voice is stronger than ever. 
And The Lovelies want to do something about it. 

The Lovelies are now fiscally sponsored through Fractured Atlas and are plotting and planning the depths we can reach!  We continue to have hope, we are getting excited about what can be done, and we invite you to continue to come with us. 

As you consider who you will support this Giving Tuesday, please keep The Lovelies...

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...

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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