About Ollom Art
is a division of the not-for-profit 501 (c)3 corporation, Prismatic Productions, Inc. which was formed in 2003 to advance public interest in and understanding of issues of diversity; to educate, instruct and present to the public diverse art forms through performance, educational classes, symposiums, lectures, festivals, and similar activities; and, to provide artists of diverse backgrounds and forms with a forum to expose their works to the public.
To reach these goals Prismatic Productions, Inc. serves as the umbrella organization for two distinct divisions: Ollom Dance Theatre and Ollom Movement Art.
Ollom Movement Art was born out of the Internal Landscapes© methodology developed by Artistic Director John Ollom. This methodology transforms an internal impulse into an authentic manifestation of movement art. The first production was Internal Landscapes (2008) presented at the Amadeo Peñalver Art Studio. Pressed Cyclic… was also presented in 2008 as part of Fieldays at the Abrons Art Center. Our most recent production of M.U.D. (Men Under Dirt) has been touring the Tri-state area and has been presented as part of Soulforce’s National Conference in 2009 and the 2010 Arts Weekend at the Easton Mountain Retreat Center.
Ollom Dance Theatre was formed to present works that are considered more classical dance. These works include John Ollom’s The Journey (2004), Anatomy of Woman (2006), both presented at the prestigious Lincoln Center Clark Theater and Love Stories (2007) presented at the LGBT Center in NYC. Anatomy of Woman was also presented at the Landmark Theatre in Port Washington, NY.
Since 2003, we have presented an annual Summer Program in Northampton, MA with the past 10 years as part of the Smith College Summer Program. This intensive program teaches anatomical awareness and fundamentals of dance while applying the Internal Landscapes© methodology to each artist’s work. Faculty members have been well-known professional teachers with John Ollom serving as principal faculty member since the program’s inception.
Prismatic Productions, Inc. has produced our first short film Karpos and Kalamos (2009) which was selected for the New FilmMakers Festival in NYC. Karpos and Kalamos is featured in our production of M.U.D. (Men Under Dirt).