Artist Spotlight No. 6: Sophie Maguire & Lily Ockwell

Know first about Sophie Maguire & Lily Ockwell - dancers, choreographers and No. 6 of 13 presented artists during Volume V, Issue II. Connecting from memory and youth, "WE EXIST, WE EXIST (We're really happy)" explores the questions 'How do we put memories to bed?' + 'When is it time to be taken seriously?' Learn more about Sophie & Lily on our Artist Spotlight. 


Photo: Kate Enman

Photo: Kate Enman

Three words that describe your choreography: 
Wonky, Unapologetic, Clamorous

About Sophie & Lily
Sophie Maguire & Lily Ockwell met while studying dance at Connecticut College. In their senior year, they organized a joint performance of their individual Honors Theses works. Since graduating, Lily has been performing in Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More, in addition to dancing for numerous other choreographers including Sophie. Sophie founded lonely goat in 2010; Lily was a founding member. WE EXIST, WE EXIST (we’re really happy) is Lily and Sophie’s first choreographic collaboration, first premiered at Harvard University’s Kirkland Gallery.

About Sophie & Lily's Creative Process
We began with our own ideas of the past and then started creating movement from the dialogue that followed. Collaborating with filmmaker Derrick Belcham and artist Andrea Beuscher, we asked 'How do we put memories to bed?', 'When is it time to be taken seriously?' - walking the line between hysterical and tragic while challenging our ideas or performance.

Do you work in other mediums other than dance? Any other special talents?
Lily teaches yoga, sings, acts, and has recently made her first stint as a standup comic. Sophie is in training to become a landscape architect.

What is your most memorable moment as an artist, his far?
Living together and dancing together to David Bowie.

We're all physical beings! What's your favorite part of the body and why?
The clavicle - because it is the strut (between the scapula and the sternum) and there's so much juice there.

Photo: Kate Enman

Photo: Kate Enman

Connect with Sophie on Facebook + Instagram.
Connect with Lily on Facebook + Instagram.

See Sophie & Lily present "WE EXIST, WE EXIST (we're really happy)" in Volume V, Issue II., on Saturday, August 22nd at 7:30pm + Sunday, August 23rd at 3pm with Talkback.

Volume V, Issue II. is happening August 21-23, 2015 at the wild project.
See the full schedule and get tickets here.