Mountain View Studio and Lokasparsa Dance Projects
Form New Dance Residency
Woodstock, NY – Mountain View Studio under the ownership of Tom Pignone is a longtime home to martial arts, boxing, and dance classes and community events. Lokasparsa Dance Projects is a contemporary dance company dedicated to “dismantling barriers through dance performance and movement education”. Now the two entities have joined to create a year-long rehearsal residency where the company, directed by clyde forth, will work on their 2016 season. The goal of Lokasparsa Dance Projects’ (LDP) work is for each performer, student, and audience member involved to experience themselves more fully through authentic, embodied, experiences with movement arts.
During the 2015 rehearsal period, the company rehearsed largely at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts through the generosity of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild and in various spaces in Woodstock and across the river, but had no “permanent” home. For 2016, in exchange for caretaking the studio – an important aspect of tuning into the space in which dance is made – LDP will have just such a home base at Mountain View Studio. In addition to rehearsals, LDP will continue its series of UNDERBELLY Open Rehearsal Events and offer a weekend of performances in autumn.
The new work is already underway. Auditions to fill a few key roles will be held soon. LDP is seeking three experienced male or transgender movement artists. Rehearsals will be Mondays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. throughout the year, with additional rehearsals added as needed. If interested in auditioning, contact clyde forth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also excited to continue presenting our previous season’s output, Gibbous, which was first performed at Zen Mountain Monastery’s gorgeous Sangha House Performance Hall. For information on bookings, contact Jennifer Lavenhar at email@example.com.