TAMPA, FL – Hillsborough Community College Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Series presents FLOCK dance duo performing “Familiar” on October 8-9 as part of its mission to offer the Tampa Bay Community the opportunity to see cutting-edge work, artists and performances at affordable prices.
Choreographic duo Alice Lock and Florian Lochner, also know as FLOCK, presents an evening exploring the joy, struggle and wonder of deep connection with another being. “Familiar” traces FLOCK’s evolution, emphasizing the comfort of trusting each other and the bravery to quest beyond what we know. This performance is a journey of discovery and asks us to consider what we need to move forward and what we can leave behind.
Performances will be held in the Mainstage Theatre on the Ybor City Campus at 7:30 p.m. Both in-person and virtual tickets will be offered, and masks are expected to be worn at all times while attending the in-person performance.
General and virtual admission tickets are $15. HCC students, faculty and staff receive free admission. For additional information, please visit hccfl.edu/vapaguestseries.
For more information in connection to FLOCK dance workshops and residency activities, contact Christina Acosta at 813.253.7623 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS
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, 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 Creative 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 choreographed work for Loyola University, Visceral Dance Chicago and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.
FLOCK, under the direction of Alice Klock and Florian Lochner began when Alice Klock and Florian Lochner met while serving as dancers and Choreographic Fellows at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. In 2017 they founded the dance company FLOCK through which they perform their own work internationally and co-create new choreography for film and stage. As a team they have choreographed for multiple dance companies, universities, and cultural institutions including Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Ballet Arkansas, Seattle Dance Collective, Whim W’Him, the Ballet Idaho Trainee Program, Kultur O.H.G, the Goethe Institute, Adaptations Dance Theater on Maui, 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. For more information and high-quality images, visit flockworksdance.com.
Hillsborough Community College serves more than 42,000 students annually on campuses on Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa and in Brandon, Plant City, Ruskin and Ybor City. Hillsborough Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information, please visit hccfl.edu.