New Orleans is a place with a rich musical history. It is also a city where musicians can make a living playing music, and where they are treated with a lot of respect and honor. The role of music in contemporary dance is constantly being questioned and explored. As a choreographer I feel that the […]

le Pain film

The development of the dance piece le Pain was one of true mutual ownership and collaboration between Gregory, Jordon, and myself. Subsequently, when we went to translate it into a film we tried to keep the production non-hierarchical and collaborative, where each person wore multiple hats. The Director of Photography, Christian Hardy, danced with the camera […]

I am interested in dance as a wound, how physically one can push the body to the point of exhaustion and submission, to the point of doing violence. In the choreographic process for the stage version of le Pain, which was an intense, intimate collaboration with Jordon Waters and Gregory Dorado, I was focused on […]

WOF galumph

FLOCK is New Orleans’ newest dance company, and we will be presenting work at the inaugural eDGe Dance Festival at Dancing Grounds, November 20-22, as part of the Faux/Real Festival. What is FLOCK? FLOCK is a constellation of distinct individuals who come together to interrogate the human experience and stretch the boundaries of contemporary dance […]

An intro from FLOCK Artistic Director and Choreographer Meryl Murman I like questions without answers – or at least without singular easily definable ones. Such as: Why do people lie? Why do we so often feel compelled to distract ourselves from being intimate with each other? Why do we create borders and binaries? Is it […]