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Along with being an independent artist I am also Director of FLOCK Dance Center. Although many people call FLOCK their artistic home and are a part of our larger community, FLOCK’s day to day operations and the larger issues of keeping FLOCK afloat is run solely by myself. This is a labor of love that I commit to with all that I am. And yet as they say, it takes a village. Today I ask you for your help.
Through a huge community effort FLOCK opened it’s doors 4 years ago in 2014 and continues to be an incredibly vibrant and important part of the local, and the larger dance community. FLOCK is dedicated to creating access to affordable rehearsal space, classes and workshops. I believe that money should not stand in the way of participation. This is an underlying belief that underpins most of what FLOCK does. I thank Disjecta Arts Center (our landlords) for subsidizing our rent to make this model possible in the always charging higher rent market of Portland, OR.
Today I ask you to join me in FLOCK’s fundraising efforts and give what you can. Every dollar matters. I have created an Indiegogo campaign and the perks are amazing. Please take a moment to go online and see what FLOCK is offering. I hope you will consider donating today, and please help spread the word!
Thank you for your consideration and I hope to see you at our Summer Celebration Dance Party on June 22nd (more on that to come....
Lucy will be performing her latest work Devastation Melody in Seattle’s Northwest New Works Festival http://www.ontheboards.org/performances/week-2 , June 12-14. This work will continue its development after the festival, going on to tour with Linda Austin at el Festival Internacional de Danza de Michoacán in Morelia, Mexico and in Portland in the fall of this year.
Photo Credit: Farrington Starnes
Thursday, February 26th
at Headwaters Theatre
Join Flock Member Kaj-anne Pepper & movement artist keyon gaskin at Headwaters Theatre's 24-Hour Residency where these two artists will rigorously combine efforts in a one day residency culminating in a performance extravaganza! This extremely brief residency creates a condensed artistic opportunity in a time of economic & cultural scarcity while examining the rulings over 'emerging' artist in society. Come see a performance that is created & premiers in just one day with the chance to hang out after with a post-show party!
Sunday, February 15th
The movement, text, & performance series PURE SURFACE continues this month with three talented individuals; Leah Wilmoth, movement; Marianna Milhorat, film; Liz Mehl, text; who will join together to create a wonderful evening of work not to miss! Curated by FLOCK Member Danielle Ross & writer Stacey Tran.
Friday, February 13th & Saturday, February 21st
at S1 Gallery
Flock members Allie Hankins & Lucy Lee Yim alongside partners keyon gaskin & Takahiro Yamamoto announce the first chain of events at S1 Gallery for PHYSICAL EDUCATION, offering a ways to engage with dance & performance. Join PE's READING GROUP PARTY MEET UP TIME on the 13th (free for all) & boogie down with the arts group on the 21st after enjoying a PERFORMANCE EVENT feat. keyon gaskin, Julie Perini & Nour! ($5-20 suggested)PE is made possible by the Precipice Fund, the Calligram Foundation/Allie Furlotti, & the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join their mailing list.
February 27th, 28th + March 1st
March 6th, 7th + 8th ////// Location: Studio 2 / Zoomtopia
Flock member Tracy Broyles premiers her latest project HYDE. Much like the infamous Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde, HYDE works with both the darkness and the light inherent in humanity, creating a piece that is both tender and alarming. HYDE uses the language of the body in tandem with sound, vocalization, costume and video projection to create a recognizable and visceral piece about the human experience.
Help celebrate all things Pepper during this month's QUEEN which will honor the infamous Diva & her turning 30! Dress up as your favorite Pepper for a chance to win prizes at this fun, fabulous event hosted by MRS.
January 10th | 10pm ($5 cover) (21+) | Mississippi Studio
And don't miss another iteration of Dark Night of the Soul
January 15th | 7pm doors/8pm show | Floyds Coffee in NW Portland
Join us on April 26th for the closing reception of Portland2014: A Biennial of Contemporary Art with the grand opening of FLOCK Dance Center. TUMBLE is a celebratory evening of performance happenings and will feature performances organized by biennial artist Kelly Rauer and FLOCK director Tahni Holt that respond to and communicate with Rauer's video installation Locate.
Rauer collaborated with Holt to invite a group of provocative performers from the dance and visual art communities to engage with Locate and respond through a series of short, tumbling performance dialogues.
PERFORMERS: Linda Austin, Tracy Broyles (FLOCK member), Muffie Connelly & Ruth Nelson, Posie Currin & Rebecca Steele, Keyon Gaskin, Jen Hackworth, Allie Hankins (FLOCK member), Linda Hutchins, Linda K. Johnson, Tere Mathern, Kaj-anne Pepper (FLOCK member), Robert Tyree, Leah Wilmoth and Takahiro Yamamoto.
THIS EVENT IS FREE! April 26th 7:00pm-10:00p
Photo: Kelly Rauer, Locate, 3-channel video installation. Image Mark Stein Photography