Intensive program


Partnering and Creation Intensive '24

Jun 30, 2024 – Jul 7, 2024

THE PROGRAM Join us for a deep dive into FLOCK's unique repertoire, non-gendered partnering, and enjoy the opportunity to develop and unleash personal artistry within creation. Alice Klock, Florian Lochner, and FLOCK company dancers will guide each participant into new ways of understanding movement and their own physicality within the context of connection. This week will focus on collaboration and the possibilities unlocked through a joyful studio environment and a strong dance community. The piece created during this intensive will be shared at the end of the program on the Open Air Stage.

The day will start with a FLOCK warmup guided by a FLOCK company dancer.

Each day will include contact exercises and learning duets from FLOCK’s repertoire with a focus on trust, communication, and equal partnership. You will be carefully guided by Alice and Florian and company into the physical and emotional components of FLOCK’s unique non-gendered partnering work.

Alongside this, you will be part of an all-new FLOCK creation to be shared on the Open Air Stage at the end of the program. Within this artistic process with Alice and Florian, you will be encouraged to inhabit your personal artistry individually and in partnership and will be given an inside look into how FLOCK generates their work.

Each day will also include discussion time with the group and Alice and Florian. These sessions are moments to connect and build our dance community through openly exploring and sharing information and discoveries.



    Program Directors

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    Alice Klock and Florian Lochner met while serving as dancers and Choreographic Fellows at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. In 2017, they created FLOCK, through which they perform their own work internationally and co-create new choreography for film and stage. Their most recent FLOCK productions include their touring shows “Familiar” and “Somewhere Between”. As a team, they have choreographed for multiple dance companies, universities, and cultural institutions, including Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Whim W’Him, Neues Globe Schwäbisch Hall, GroundWorks DanceTheater, Backhausdance, Orsolina 28, Ballet Idaho, Seattle Dance Collective, the Goethe Institut, the Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA, and the 92nd Street Y. In all of their work, they strive to bring artists and audiences together in environments that are open, dynamic, and based on joy.

  • Liane Aung

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    Originally from Southern California, Liane received her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts Degree in Dance Performance at the University of California, Irvine. At UCI, she had the honor to perform and learn legendary works from the late Donald McKayle’s Etude Ensemble. As a professional, five seasons were spent dancing with Backhausdance, performing original works and repertoire under the direction of Artistic Director, Jenny Backhaus. Later, Liane spent six seasons with Whim W’Him Contemporary Dance Company under the direction of Olivier Wevers in Seattle, WA. With Whim W’Him, Liane has had the opportunity to perform original creations with Joseph Hernandez, Ihsan Rustem, Maurya Kerr, Yin Yue, Alice Klock & Florian Lochner of Flockworks Dance, Miceala Taylor, Mark Caserta, Penny Saunders, Banning Bouldin, Annabelle Lopez-Ochoa, Danielle Agami and Sidra Bell amongst others. Currently a freelance artist, Liane’s has had the pleasure to create with Flockworks Dance, Yin Yue Dance Company YYDC, Alejandro Cerrudo, Seattle Dance Collective SDC, Schoen Movement Company, Erica Essner Performance Co-Op, KT Neihoff, Entity Contemporary Dance Company and PARA.MAR Dance Theatre.

  • Robert Rubama

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    Robert Rubama is a graduate of George Mason University with a BFA in Dance. They have worked with Haus of Bambi, Groundworks Dance Theater, Carolyn Dorfman Dance, LaneCo Arts, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, and Alejandro Cerrudo. They were an artist in Residence at The National Building Museum, The Floor on Atlantic, and Homeport Art House. Robert works with Orange Grove Dance, Yin Yue Dance Company, and Flockworks Dance. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Terre Dance Collective. Robert has choreographed for Company E Dance, Spark Movement Collective, Bucknell University, Dogwood Dance Project, Cleveland Dance Project, and Jane Franklin Dance. Robert is an animal lover, a daydreamer, and loves the color black.


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*schedule subject to change

07:30-08:45 BREAKFAST
10:00-11:15 WARM UP
11:30-01:30 PARTNERING
01:30-03:00 LUNCH
03:00-05:30 CREATION
05:30-06:00 DISCUSSION
07:45-09:00 DINNER

* Gravity classes (10 participants per class) and Horticulture classes are upon sign-up at the moment of the check-in


On Sunday, June 30th, the O28 shuttle bus will leave from the Torino Porta Nuova train station at 3:00pm.

On Sunday, July 7th, the O28 shuttle bus will leave Orsolina28 at 10:00am for Torino Porta Nuova.

The ride is about 1 hour, depending on traffic.



Our intensive courses are experiences meant to be shared as are our accommodations. All participants are required to stay on campus, dance, live and laugh together.


  • Application Fee: € 30.00 (non-refundable)
  • Tuition: € 1,400.00 all-inclusive (classes, room, full board, and round trip shuttle bus)

*All applicants will automatically be considered for partial-tuition scholarship.
** The program is intended for students aged 18 and over.


  • In case of cancellation before April 21st / 90% refund
  • In case of cancellation after April 21st / 50% refund
  • In case of cancellation after May 21st / no refund


  • FEBRUARY 22nd - 12:00 pm UTC+1 / Application deadline
  • MARCH 13th / Acceptance announcement
  • MAY 16th / Tuition Payment deadline


  • APRIL 8th - Early Bird: € 1,300.00

Orsolina28 has the right to cancel the workshop in case of insufficient enrollment or force majeure. Received tuition payments will be refunded in full to all participants. In case of such cancellation, Orsolina28 cannot refund any invested travel expenses or international financial transaction costs.

FLOCK Jun 30, 2024 – Jul 7, 2024