Magazine article Dance Spirit

YOU SHOULD KNOW: Alice Klock

Magazine article Dance Spirit

YOU SHOULD KNOW: Alice Klock

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HUBBARD STREET 2'S COOL CONTEMPORARY DANCER HAS A FIRE INSIDE.

Alice Klock's long limbs slice through the air with a jewelers precision. The Hubbard Street 2 company member is onstage at the Art Institute of Chicago, improvising to poems read by actros from the Goodman Theatre. She has a dramatic movement quality that's made even more compelling by her subtle facial expressions. Her energy wn shift in d heartbeat, but you'll never see it coming.

Alice's cool stage persona reflects ,1 laid-back attitude, which has served her well. ? relative latecomer to dance, she first started taking ballet at II at Randazzo Dance in Ypsilanti, Ml, near her rural home. "For a while, I was both the oldest and worst person in class," Alice says. "But once 1 was into it, there was no question that this was what I wanted to do." After graduating from high school at Michigan's lnterlochen Center for the Arts, the no w-2 1-year-old entered the professional dance world at a lime when jobs were sparse. Taking the situation in stride, she enrolled in the UNES Ballet BFA program offered at Dominican University of California. Two years later, in search of more diverse dance training, she sent out resumes and letters of interest ?? see if the job market had changed. Glenn Edgerton, artistic director of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, replied, suggesting Alice attend the HSDC 2009 summer intensive. She did and relished the program's spectrum of styles. When she was offered a spot in HS2, Alice happily accepted and started that September. …

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