FLOCK is a co-creative company founded by Alice Klock and Florian Lochner. As FLOCK Florian and Alice co-choreograph and perform their own work, teach as a team, and produce shows in the US and Germany in which FLOCK expands to include an international group of artists and collaborators. They are excited to have the time and support through being Sponsored Artists at High Concept Labs to delve into research, creation, and exploration of the unique experience that is FLOCK. Through extensive rehearsals they will build new material, share the FLOCK philosophy with others, and spend focused time on structuring and plotting the future of this new company. Their time with HCL will culminate with a showing on May 18th.
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. Alongside performing she has created choreographic work for Hubbard Street, Whim W’Him, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, The Alonzo King LINES BFA, The Juilliard School, The Cambrians, Loyola University, Neos Dance Theater, Visceral Dance Chicago, and NW Dance Project’s LAUNCH. She also choreographs and performs work as part of FLOCK, a co-choreography company she founded with Florian Lochner in 2017. She has been a winner of numerous choreographic competitions including Hubbard Street’s International Commissioning Project, NW Dance Project’s Pretty Creatives 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 its 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, in the Fall of 2017 was named a Hubbard Street Choreographic Fellow. Florian will also serve as guest faculty during Hubbard Street’s 2018 Summer Intensives and for Hubbard Street’s Professional Program (HS Pro). Florian Lochner is co-Artistic Director of FLOCK, a co-choreography company he founded in 2017 with Alice Klock.