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Return of Weird Energy
Cold Spring Hollow (contact for address)
$$ for touring acts

+DOG+ (legacy noise)
Diagram:A (ghost network)
Donald Shaw (sludgetronics & fieldsounds)
Olana Flynn (movement & electronics)
K.P.G. (Harsh noise)
A.Gear w/flubber boiler & the aphibibiome optimization protocol (noise, water, light)

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to Jul 28

WORKSHOP: DanceBARN Festival


Teaching a week-long workshop, Choreographing Double Exposure, as part of the DanceBARN Festival

How might the idea of double exposure, a photographic mishap in which two or more images are exposed on one frame of film, open up possibilities for how we approach partnering, use of sound, and use of site in a composition? This collaborative composition course draws from my own practice using photography in my choreographic practice. Participants in this course will be expected to take photographs and collaboratively generate movement from their photographs. The class will function as a lab with myself as director to create a collaborative dance work for the screen. 

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Underwear / Close Body Talent / Loculus Collective

The Root Cellar
Greenfield MA
8PM, $7-15

Underwear: Unusual R&B project that will make you groove and laugh from artist Nick Grunerud.

Close Body Talent: Songs from crazy good artists: Nick Bisceglia , Wendy Eisenberg, Calvin Grad, and Jake Lichter.
(Live at the Root Cellar Album!)

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LOCULUS presents DIVE!, an evening of dance and performance featuring artists: Madison Palffy + Molly McBride, Olana Z Flynn, and Em Papineau + Sofia Engelman,

8PM doors
$5-10 donation
Friday July 12, 2019
Flywheel Arts Collective
43 Main St, Easthampton MA

Molly McBride and Madison Palffy are a new species of plant-animal that feasts on trash piles and communicates in crystalline tones. We are regenerative, ecstatic golden creatures. We might be shimmering like plants in the night.

Integrating practices in improvisational movement and sound, between schematics is a one-person dance performance that used photographic technique or mishap (depending on how you look at it) of double exposure to explore femininity, queer possibility, memory, liminality, and the spaces in-between. Created and performed by Olana Flynn.

Em Papineau and Sofia Engelman are going to do something new. In the past, they have been instant saviours, fake cash deep divers, denim twins, fast food patrons, tea sipping homemakers, human shoe racks, and wearers of trash hats. They like to collide, to feel impact, to get bruised, to get raw, to get unstable. Ultimately, they're hopelessly inseparable.

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12:00 PM12:00

CLASS: Richmond, VA

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Photo by Joel Smith

Master Class hosted by KARAR DANCE COMPANY

12:00pm - 1:15pm
VCU Arts Depot
Richmond, VA

CLASS DESCRIPTION: Drawing from my experiences as an independent artist working at the intersections of contemporary dance and somatic practices this class explores the ways that somatic practices can be applied to contemporary dance techniques. Working with improvisation, hands on partner work, and phrase material we engage collectively in taking up space.

ABOUT KARAR DANCE COMPANY: Richmond, Virginia's KARAR DANCE COMPANY is a modern and contemporary dance company led by Artistic Director Kara Robertson, a Richmond native and VCU alumna. Through powerful, deep-rooted modern dance performance, KARAR DANCE COMPANY investigates the complexity of human emotion and experience. We seek to engage and connect with the people of Richmond and beyond via performance and education. As KARAR DANCE COMPANY continues to grow, we look forward to establishing more opportunities that inspire choreographers and young dancers to continue creating work and performing.

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5:45 PM17:45

CLASS: Harrisonburg, VA

Master Class Hosted by the Harrisonburg Dance Cooperative

5:45pm - 7pm
Ice House Studios
Harrisonburg, VA

$10 Drop In

CLASS DESCRIPTION: Drawing from my experiences as an independent artist working at the intersections of contemporary dance and somatic practices this class explores the ways that somatic practices can be applied to contemporary dance techniques. Working with improvisation, hands on partner work, and phrase material we engage collectively in taking up space.

ABOUT THE HARRISONBURG DANCE COOPERATIVE: “We are a collective of advanced and professional level dancers, 18 years old and up, in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. We are seeking to build a strong network of empowered and skilled performers and grow a professional level dance community in our town.”

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8:00 PM20:00


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Dance Out: an evening of dance curating by Olana Z Flynn as part of Joshua Tree’s Stonewall Remembrance Days in celebration of Pride month.

Art Queen Complex
61855 29 Palms Highway
Joshua Tree, CA


featuring live dance performances and films by
Josie Bettman
Sam Briseno-Jimenez
Olana Flynn
T. Hammidi
Kendall Loyer
Stephanie Retana

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to Sep 1

CALL: LOCULUS Journal Open Call for Entries

LOCULUS is accepting submissions for The Loculus Journal 3.1...

Visit for more information about our open call for submissions.

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When: By August 1, 2019 at 11:59PM EST 
What: visual art, video, sound, academic writing, creative writing, interviews, etc. – if it can go on a website we accept it. Visual art and short works may be submitted as a series.  

Please send any inquiries to

Submissions are open to everybody regardless of discipline, field, identity, education, academic affiliation, etc. We especially encourage work by folks who have never been published, who have been unable to publish for whatever reason, and/or are living, creating, and organizing in rural communities.

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5:00 PM17:00

TALK: Olana Flynn + Josie Bettman Artist Talk

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photos by jimmy lai + joel smith

INTS 1109
Wednesday May 15, 2019
Reception 7-8

Artist talk with Olana Flynn + Josie Bettman about their works between schematics and DYSPHORIC INTERCHANGE.

This event is presented by the University of California, Riverside, Department of Dance and was prepared in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Fine Arts degree in Experimental Choreography.

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to Apr 26

PERFORMANCE: between schematics

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choreographed and performed by Olana Z Flynn, MFA candidate in Experimental 
Joel Smith, committee chair

April 24 – 26 
Wednesday – Friday 7:30PM
Performance Lab ARTS 166

Integrating movement, sound, and light, between schematics is a one-person dance performance that uses the photographic technique or mishap (depending on how you look at it) of double exposure to explore femininity, liminality, memory, and the spaces in-between. 

between schematics is presented by the University of California, Riverside, Department of Dance. Olana Z Flynn created this work in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Fine Arts degree in Experimental Choreography.

$12.00 General admission
$9.00 Students, UCR alumni cardholders, senior citizens & children.

University Theatre Box Office Window: (951) 827-4331 
Open Wednesday-Friday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Phone Orders and Customer Service: (951) 827-3367 Monday-Friday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Walk-Up Tickets available at the ARTS Building Ticket Office, one hour before each performance.
Tickets available online.

$6.50 in Lot 1 - no fee with UC permit

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10:00 AM10:00

25th Anniversary of the PhD Program in Critical Dance Studies at UCR

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PERFORMANCE 6:30 - 8 pm

Full Schedule Here

2018-19 marks the 25th anniversary of UCR’s Ph.D. program in Critical Dance Studies (previously Dance History and Theory). To commemorate this historic occasion, the UCRDepartment of Dance is organizing a daylong series of events, which seek to highlight and honor the work of artists, teachers, and scholars who have passed through the department over the years. We hope the event will be an opportunity to be in dialogue with alum, faculty, and the public about the past, present, and future of Dance Studies as a field, and to collectively and critically look back as we look forward, and look forward as we look back.Speakers and performers include MFA and PhD alumni of the department from 1997 to 2017 as well as current faculty and graduate students who will animate the space with a range of dance(d) offerings, including lectures, performances, films, workshops, and performative talks.  

taisha paggett and Anusha Kedhar (co-curators) on behalf of the UCR Department of Dance

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to Oct 25

4QS: Fourth Quarter MFA Dance Showing

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Works in Progress by Josie Bettman, Olana Flynn and Cristina M. Leyva

MFA Candidates in Experimental Choreography

Committee Chairs: taisha paggett, Joel Smith, Ni'Ja Whitson  

October 24th and 25th, 8PM
Performance Lab, ARTS 166
University of California Riverside

Free and open to the public. No late seating.

Though admission is free, a ticket is required. One ticket per person will be distributed at the venue, one hour before the performance. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking: Complimentary permits available at the Kiosk.

Information: (951) 827-3245 

These works are presented by the University of California, Riverside, Department of Dance and created in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Fine Arts degree in Experimental Choreography.

Josie Bettman, a practitioner and researcher working between dance, writing, and video in pursuit of a mutation of gender roles in dance.

Olana Flynn makes work that looks to the ways dance, photographs, and sound might intersect in performance. She is a founding member of LOCULUS, a graduate of Hampshire College/FCDD, and served as adjunct faculty at Springfield College before coming to Riverside. Her work has been presented throughout New England as well as in New York and Philadelphia. 

Cristina M. Leyva dances within the context of ecology, community, and ancestry. She writes, directs and performs solo and ensemble work for dance, theater, and film with occasional poetry. Formerly she directed The Bee Dance Project, co-directed anthrocollagik sound + movement co., and graduated from UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures.

Image from La casa de mi abuelo, dance film by Cristina M. Leyva

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to Aug 16

LOCULUS on Tour : Summer 2018

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TIME // LOCULUS // Lauren Tosswill + John Fireman
Portland ME, Apohadian

LOCULUS // PussyVision // Cashman + Hersey // Curtain Lump
Greenfield MA, The Root Cellar

LOCULUS // Wotring // Seethaler
Philadelphia PA, Mascher Space Co-op

The Last Ha!
Brooklyn NY, The Glove

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5:30 PM17:30

LOCULUS Collective (Olana + Madison) Informal Showing

You are invited to an informal showing of a work in progress by Olana Flynn and Madison Palffy!

Olana and Madison have been collaborating with each other for over 5 years. They are co-founders of LOCULUS, a performance collective that produces a quarterly journal and collaborates with DIY musicians and artists to create performances in non-traditional spaces. They share a love for some good classic rock, dance in dialogue with other art forms, big dancey moves, and small details. They are interested in work that values memory, multiple intelligences, and the potential for many worlds to exist in one performance. Their collaborations span the material (sound, objects, video) and immaterial (dead artists, long distance friends, ghosts).

While in residence at SCDT, they have been weaving their solo practices with some fresh duet magic. Think the ghosts of country icons starring in a new kick flick with a harsh noise Danzig soundtrack. 

Please try to arrive on time! (event is FREE)

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UCR Visiting Assistant Professor: Louise Potiki Bryant
DNCE 244: Special Topics in Dance Making
Whakaahua - Coming to Form - An indigenous approach to dance-making
An in-class showing open to campus.

Josie Bettman
Olana Flynn
Christina Leyva
Magnolia Yang Sao Yia

Nau mai, haere mai.
We would like to welcome you to TŪHONO, an in-class showing of solo works by graduate students Josie Bettman, Olana Flynn, Magnolia Yang Sao Yia, and Christina Leyva.

Each solo has been devised within the framework, principles and methodologies of Whakaahua Dance - an indigenous dance and somatic practice which arose out of Potiki Bryant’s long-term collaboration with researcher and composer Professor Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal.

Whakaahua Dance is informed by Professor Royal’s research into the historical whare tapere - Māori community houses of storytelling, dance, music, games and more. Whakaahua means to acquire form or to transform, and Whakaahua Dance draws inspiration from a central concept of the haka (dance) of the whare tapere, whereby a quality from the natural world emerges from deep within a dancer to find it’s fullest expression in the performance of the dance. The Whakaahua Dance practice offers somatic exercises and techniques for creativity, healing, choreography and movement improvisation.

The name of our showing; Tūhono means to join, bond or to connect, and is an acknowledgement of the connections we’ve made, across cultures and nations, via the sharing of the Whakaaua Dance practice.

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8:00 PM20:00

Round 1


An evening of new work by University of California, Riverside MFA students in Experimental Choreography the PhD students in Critical Dance Studies. 

Magnolia Yang Sao Yia
Jemuel Jr. B. Garcia
Cristina M. Leyva
Josie Bettman
Rainy Demerson
Olana Flynn

Coordinated by Josie Bettman, Olana Flynn, Jemuel Jr. B. Garcia, Mallory Peterson

Reserve tickets via eventbrite:

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to May 11

Supplemental Facts

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Supplemental Facts is a work by UCLA Art Department MFA candidate Todd McQuade that mobilizes performance to evidence the potential effects of visual artworks.

The show runs from May 3rd - May 11th with performances throughout.

I will be performing Thursday May 3rd, 6-8pm + Saturday May 5, 2-4 pm. 

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to Apr 8

Dance Under Construction 2018: Doing Dance and Dances that Do

I will be presenting new choreography as part of Dance Under Construction, a graduate student conference hosted by UC Riverside. Exact schedule TBD. 

About my work:

Here in the Background Between Two Figures is a short solo by Olana Flynn performed in a corner, in the dark. The movement is a simple and repetitive improvisational score with one light focused straight up. Positioned at the feet of the dancer, her body is projected in diverging and overlapping shadows onto the ceiling and walls of the performance space. The score for the work includes multiple tracks, each of which play out of different sound sources throughout the room. In contrast to the physical movement that stays in place the sound moves throughout the room created the sense of multiple worlds within the performance space. Here in the Background Between Two Figures is an exploration of double exposures, a photographic mishap in which multiple images are exposed onto the same frame of film. In this choreographed work we see body exposed over shadow, shadow exposed over shadow, sound exposed over sound, body exposed over sound, sound exposed over shadow. 

About the Conference

The way that Dance Studies defines dance and scholarship is constantly shifting. New questions of embodiment as a way of being and knowing on and beyond the stage abound. As disciplinary borders and the line between artist and scholar blur, we ask, what does dance do? And why should we pay attention to it?

Dance Under Construction (DUC) is an interdisciplinary UC forum in which graduate-level scholars meet to discuss each other's work and to reflect on new developments in the field of Dance Studies. The conference will include paper panels, performances, workshops, films, and feedback from faculty. Participants are requested to be in attendance for the entirety of the conference in order to support each other.

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Created by Luis Lara Malvacías / 3RD CLASS CITIZEN and presented in collaboration with the Dance Department at UC Riverside.

The project is a multidisciplinary event pursuing a deeper investigation of the cultural, aesthetic and social complexities embeded in the word “Alterity,” which in itself defies a simple definition: it equally defines both difference and otherness.


The invited participants are directly or indirectly working with this subject matter and experimenting with different forms of performance art, installations, video and dance. The artists themselves, as well as guest lecturers and scholars will be in charge of lectures, workshops and discussions to widen the scope of this unique meeting. The specific dates for this event are February 24th to March 3rd, 2018.

The event will be presented under the umbrella of the The Institute of Global Longing, and it will embrace: the strange, the unconventional, the unaccountable and the unfamiliar. For many years - and even more so today - conservative groups and societies have discriminated against individuals that in many ways are seen as part of, or belonging to, these groups. At first glance, it includes immigrants, queers, people of color, and artists living and working on the margins of society. However, the interdisciplinary offerings will move beyond issues of gender, identity, and sexuality to deal with a larger range of social and aesthetic concerns.

The idea is to create an 8-day event, to offer a dynamic platform and to have an outreach to the larger community of Riverside and the nearby cities. 


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12:00 PM12:00

Northampton Print and Book Fair

Loculus will be participating for the second year in the Northampton Print & Book Fair! We will have every issue of the Loculus Journal to date as well as work by individual collective members available. 

The NPBF is a curated event established to promote contemporary prints and publications, celebrating local talent while bringing regional artists and publishers to our community. Artists, publishers, labels, editors, and distros are invited to display and sell their work—including zines, artists’ books, chapbooks, minicomics, screenprints, letterpress prints, photographs, shirts, records, tapes, and more.

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Loculus Collective Workshop

As part of our mini-residency in 2X3: A Generative Artwork Residency Project, Loculus will offer a sensation based workshop inspired by their collective practice on Tuesday, August 9, from 10am-12pm at A.P.E. Gallery. The workshop will involve writing, drawing, and movement. What is generated there will inform (and may be included) in Loculus's upcoming performance and journal. All abilities and movement backgrounds welcome! For more info:

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2x3 Residency at A.P.E. Gallery

2X3: A Generative Artwork Residency Project

August 7 – August 13

Esther White and Trevor Powers, Curators.
2x3 will use A.P.E. Gallery as an artists’ studio, production facility, and exhibition space. 2x3 will provide two artists, Leah Mackin and Sally Clegg, and one collective, Loculus, each with two-day, mini-residencies in the gallery. The artists will each create new work using their time, a photocopier, and simple bookmaking tools. 2x3 creates a transparent space for art making and experimentation, where the means of production are both exposed and accessible.

More details here! 

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7:30 PM19:30

Little Theater at Dixon Place

Purchase Tickets Online Here

The OBIE Award-Winning Little Theatre—a more-or-less monthly presentation of new theatre, dance, performance & media, more-or-less curated by Frank Boudreaux, Normandy Raven Sherwood, Katie Rose McLaughlin & Jeffrey M. Jones—continues its sixteenth season.

Featuring new work by Jim Fletcher/Katiana Rangel; Olana Z Flynn; Gavin Price/John Gasper/Natalie Mack/Emily Pacilio/Emily Craver; & Second Sister Productions (Aaron Haskell)

FOUR SEASONS: THE SUMMER; Jim Fletcher & Katiana Rangel’s work-in-progress from Sarah Kane’s Blasted
The Summer is the second part of Four Seasons. The Spring was performed at Little Theater @ Dixon Place in May of 2015.

THEY CALL THESE SEA STACKS; choreographed by Olana Z Flynn, in collaboration with dancers
Performed by Olana Z Flynn, Madison Palffy, Jennifer Roberts
Soundscore composed & performed by: Sean Duram
How can dancers yield to sound? Can sound be the thing that gravity pushes you towards? The thing that supports you and holds you? 

GODZILLA; Gavin Price, John Gasper, Natalie Mack, Emily Pacilio & Emily Craver
Alchemical and scientific transformations in deep ocean exploration. Music dance text.  

THE PACT; created by Second Sister Productions & directed by Aaron Haskell
Performed by Dorothy James, Catherine Gowl, Patrick Osteen, Leah Hoffman, Andy Manjuck, Emma Wade, Emily Asaro, Jason Carvell & Aaron Haskell
Puppet creator: Aaron Haskell
Associate Director: Jon Riddleberger
Puppetry Director: Dorothy James
Script: Paul Smithyman
Composer: Nathan Koci
Sets: Jonathan Cottle
A tale of two brother wolves surviving in the wild on their own. Told through the styles of a Nature documentary and mythological storytelling.

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Barbie Diewald
Finley Janes
Emily Lukasewski
Caleb Mackezie-Marguilies
Kate Seethaler

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1:00 PM13:00

CLASS: Moving Target Portland

This class will be taught collaboratively by Olana Flynn, Madison Palffy, and Jennifer Roberts who are currently rehearsing for a work by Olana.

My choreography speaks a language of disintegrating unison. It is often virtuosic, with obtuse balances and moments of stillness that allow the mover to feel the ‘loss’ of movement and dwell in the space of emptiness. These corporeal silences are full of reverberations in the body allowing the mover to revel in the memory of moving which in turn inspires the next motion. 

In our current process we are collaborating with musician Sean Duram. Our fundamental research in this process is to explore how a sound can hold you up. Using the principles of floor work and release technique, how do you allow the sound to be the thing that gravity pushes you towards, the thing that supports you and literally holds you up.

We will explore these same questions in class through a series of set exercises and improvisations ending in phrase material from our current work.

-       Olana 

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