JULY 5 - 12, 2020
One-week workshop concentrating on the creative process, diving into pushing the boundaries of fusing classical ballet and contemporary dance. A new creation will emerge, serving as a path for dancers to discover their capabilities, focusing on rhythm, partnering and group work. An opportunity to be part of a new creation with Juliano Nunes culminating in a performance by the end of the workshop.
A week long program focusing on the unique movement philosophy and partnering of FLOCK. Alice Klock and Florian Lochner will lead the students in a new creation with an emphasis on collaboration, immersion into FLOCK technique, and expression of personal artistry.
Photo Credit: Shed Mojahid
JULIANO NUNES (Program Director)
Trained at the Brazilian Dance Conservatory in Rio de Janeiro, Juliano Nunes (b.1990) furthered his studies at the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts in Germany with a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts. Joining Companies such as Royal Ballet of Flanders, Leipzig Opera Ballet, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe and Stuttgart Gauthier Dance. He has worked with choreographers such as William Forsythe, Christopher Wheeldon,Hans van Manen,Jirí Kylián,Ohad Naharin, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Yuri Grigorovich, Akram Kahn and among others. He has gone on to receive critical acclaim for his own choreography and has created pieces for the Royal Ballet in London, Nederlands Dans Theatre 2, Acosta Danza, Pennsylvania Ballet,Atlanta Ballet, Mariinsky Theatre, Teatro San Carlo, Creates for a new Netflix series “ Tiny Pretty Things”, worked with FKA Twigs for a special performance at the Jimmy Fallon Late night show.
PH: Nicha Rodboon
Alice Klock trained at numerous ballet company schools, Interlochen Arts Academy, and the Alonzo King's Lines BFA program. She joined Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in 2009 where she danced until 2018. She has choreographed for Hubbard Street, Whim W’Him, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, The Alonzo King LINES BFA, The Juilliard School, The Cambrians, LA Contemporary Dance, Neos Dance Theater, Visceral Dance Chicago, and NW Dance Project's LAUNCH. She has been a winner of numerous choreographic competitions including Hubbard Street's International Commissioning Project, NW Dance Project's Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition, and Whim W’him’s Choreographic Shindig. In 2017 she was named Hubbard Street's Choreographic Fellow and in 2018 was named one of Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch.
Florian Lochner trained at Ballettschule Malsam in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany, and the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Mannheim, where he was the recipient of the Birgit Keil Dance Foundation scholarship. Lochner earned his master’s degree in the performing arts and joined Gauthier Dance Company in Stuttgart in 2011. He received a “Best of the Season” nomination in Germany’s “Dance for You!” Magazine in September 2013. He joined Hubbard Street in August 2015, and in the Fall of 2017 was named a Hubbard Street Choreographic Fellow. He has served as guest faculty for Hubbard Street’s Professional Program, Breaking Bounds Dance Toronto and the Cornell University. He has choreographed work for Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts, Gauthier Dance Company// Theaterhaus Stuttgart (OUT OF THE BOX), Loyola University, Visceral Dance Chicago and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.
In 2017 Klock and Lochner founded FLOCK a co-choreography dance company. As FLOCK, Florian and Alice co-create and perform their own work, teach as a team, and produce shows in the US and Germany in which FLOCK expands to include an international group of artists and collaborators. They have choreographed for numerous institutions including Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA and Training Program, Goethe Institut, Adaptations Dance Theater on Maui, USC Glorya Kaufman/Hubbard Street Summer Intensive, Urbanity Dance, and Ballet Arkansas. They have performed in their own original FLOCK creations at venues in Italy, the US, and Germany. Their philosophy is to create work that is inclusive, dynamic, vibrant, and based on joy.
GINNY HENDRICKSEN (Ballet Teacher/Répétiteur)
Ginny Hendricksen’s dancing career began with William Forsythe in Frankfurt Ballett. For two seasons under his direction, she danced a range of contemporary and modern works, and was introduced to his improvisation technologies. She went on to join the Royal Ballet of Flanders where she danced classical, contemporary, and modern masterpieces for 12 years. She enjoyed performing works by Forsythe, Kylian, Haydee, Godani, Dawson, Cherkaoui, Spuck, Balanchine, Wheeldon, Amarante, McGreggor, and others.
Ginny is a freelance ballet, improvisation, and repertoire teacher for professional companies, schools, and various workshops internationally. She has worked as an assistant stager with Alan Barnes to set Forsythe’s New Sleep on Zurich Ballet and Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, and with Tony Rizzi to set Approximate Sonata on The Royal Ballet of Flanders. She was also Annabelle Lopez’s choreographic assistant for her world premiere of Ecdysis for the Royal Ballet of Flanders, and with Craig Davidon for his world premiere of Remembrance/Hereafter for Atlanta Ballet.
Photo Credit: Filip Van Roe
- 07:30-08:45 BREAKFAST
- 08:45-09:45 GRAVITY FOR DANCERS
- 10:00-11:30 BALLET
- 11:45-01:15 REPERTORY
- 01:30-03:00 LUNCH
- 03:00-06:15 CREATION
- 06:30-07:30 GRAVITY FOR DANCERS
- 07:45-09:30 DINNER
The GRAVITY® TRAINING SYSTEM (GTS) is a machine with endless potential. Using the force of gravity as the basic principle, it provides safe and efficient training programs for dancers and athletes to maintain and expand on their physical abilities. Gravity® is a fundamental means of physical preparation without stressing the joints helping to improve mobility and prevent injuries. Most importantly, it is a great way to keep the body balanced and healthy in a captivating and pleasant way.
HOUSING AT ORSOLINA28
Orsolina28 has been designed to provide a shared experience in and around nature. Glamping is a camping site with permanent geodesic dome tents equipped with all modern comforts (included wi-fi). Participants live outdoors without forsaking any amenities. Each tent comes with its own power outlets and bathroom, including a toilet, sink, shower, hot water and cooling/heating system. The Glamping area also contains communal areas with washing machines, sinks, and two additional toilets for guests. The vast green meadow all around the Glamping wing of Orsolina28 is ideal for a total immersion in nature.
The vegetable garden at Orsolina28 is the result of old farming skills mastered by modern techniques. The cultivation, a landscape of eight beds facing south, rotates on a seasonal schedule. This aims to get a better structure for the terrain. Covering 2500 square-meters, the area produces high-quality bio vegetables. Each bed carries an array of classic and unusual herbs, together with multi-colored edible flowers such as Indian Cress, Common Yarrow, Borage and Garden Balsam. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and adjoins the dance studios - just a few minutes walk from the Glamping grounds. Menus are based on simple and natural dishes with ingredients produced by the Orsolina28 vegetable garden.