FLOCK, a company founded by a male/female duo of former Hubbard Street Dance Chicago dancers is evidence of the support and mentorship that HSDC artistic director Glenn Edgerton provides his dancers. Co-founder Alice Klock, in particular, has a history of support in her choreographic endeavors from the company. Klock was the winner of Hubbard Street’s International Commissioning Project and was the company’s choreographic fellow in 2017. Co-founder Florian Lochner, too, was a fellow in 2017.
The two branched out together to form Flock that same year, and the company’s mission is rooted in the equity and inclusion that is difficult to find in larger dance companies.
“It is a priority of ours to create work in which the roles of everyone in the creation are balanced. We are very conscious of the tendency in dance to fall back on traditional gender roles. We construct all of our pieces to avoid these and to open up to new definitions of what it means to be vulnerable or strong. When teaching we find a way to invest in everyone in the room equally as we believe everyone has something individual and powerful to share. ”
Watch the Dance Magazine feature of the pair and their company, FLOCK, below:
Learn more about FLOCK on its website.