PHOTOS BY ANNA M MAYNARD (2019)
LOCULUS is a dance collective founded in 2015 in Western Massachusetts by Five College Dance alumni. Currently LOCULUS is the creative platform of Olana Flynn and Madison Palffy. LOCULUS has performed throughout the northeast often in collaboration with DIY musicians and artists in non-traditional dance performance spaces. In addition to creating, curating, and producing performance events LOCULUS publishes The Loculus Journal and directs LOCULUS Collective Studios. LOCULUS has published six print journals, three online journals, and produced over 20 events since 2015.
Madison is a dance-maker, performer, and educator. She holds an MFA in Dance and Choreography with an emphasis in Somatics and Improvisation from CU Boulder.
Olana is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator. She holds an MFA in Experimental Choreography from University of California, Riverside.
UPCOMING EVENTS at LOCULUS STUDIOS
NIGHT MOVES, TUESDAYS 11/7 - 12/19, 7-8pm
no class on 11/14
Full session: $50
Drop in class: $10
NIGHT MOVES is:
An open level dance class: learning simple moves, getting sweaty, having fun.
(Think Jazzercise, zumba, line dancing…)
YOU CAN EXPECT:
A guided warm up
Loose structures to generate heat / explore rhythm and flow
Some new fun low pressure choreography each week
A good playlist
HANA VAN DER KOLK RESIDENCY, 12/1+12/2
FRIDAY DECEMBER 1 - PERFORMANCE
a remnant, an alien, a wave by Hana Van Der Kolk
new work by LOCULUS
doors and drinks at 6:30, performances at 7pm
sliding scale $15 - $45
SATURDAY DECEMBER 2 - WORKSHOP
remnants, aliens, waves
1-4pm, sliding scale $15 - 45
Through body/flesh, attention, and imagination-centering practices, work with objects, space, and adornment, and intra-personal/celestial ritual we will “dialogue” with ourselves, one another, and everything to ask: how and why might we become more tender, more monstrous, more clairvoyant, more fluid; recognizing/uncovering our already multiple, hybrid, contradictory, messy, monstrous selves, groupings, world in the process. We will work and play with and through our bodies and materials and WITH one another. No dance experience is necessary, only an interest in wondering/wandering through flesh. Wear what makes you feel comfortable and fab and able to move. Everything will be adaptable for most/many bodies. Feel free to reach out if you have questions about if this workshop is for you: firstname.lastname@example.org
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For the past five years we have funded our work with small grants, money from performance gigs, and from our personal bank accounts.
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