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 Art.
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.
Ollom 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 production of M.U.D. (Men Under Dirt) toured the Tri-state area and was presented as part of Soulforce’s National Conference in 2009 and the 2010 Arts Weekend at the Easton Mountain Retreat Center. A salon performance of “The Portal” was presented at the Ripley-Greir Studios in 2012. “Prisoner of My Projection” was featured in our 10 year anniversary art festival in Northampton, MA. Internal Landscapes: Evolution was presented in April 30 and May 1, 2016 in Binghamton, NY. Our gala on November 7, 2015 helped us raise funds for this work. Our performance of Composition #1 was presented at The VORTEX in Austin, Texas on May 29, 2017. The film of this work filmed in upstate New York is available to Vimeo membersor on our Video Archive. Our 2018 Gala presented works from over 12 different artists at the One Art Gallery in New York City and featured a variety of artistic mediums including installation arts, fine art paintings, sculptures, poetry, movement art, and interdisciplinary art. Workshops on how art was created and how expressing oneself though art as a healing processes were also presented. In 2019, we began our journey to embarking across the country presenting Art Heals© Workshops. Our goal is to reach out to communities across the country and collaborate with local artists to help demonstrate to communities how art can open channels to revealing and accepting our most authentic selves. These workshops grew into the 2019 Haus of Ollom Experience presented in New York City by artists from across the world. The Experience consists of three workshops which helped participants discover their creative self and three performance workshops which demonstrate the creative process.
We have also started presenting an annual Summer Program in Northampton, MA in 2003 which continued for 10 years as part of the Smith College Summer Program. This intensive program taught 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. In 2015, our Internal Landscapes© Program changed to offer more individual or small group opportunities to study with Artistic Director, John Ollom in New York City. Sessions are now available as workshops or personal sessions directly with our Artistic Director, John Ollom. More information can be found at JohnOllom.com.
Prismatic Productions, Inc. produced our first short film Karpos and Kalamos (2009) which was selected for the New FilmMakers Festival in NYC. Karpos and Kalamos was also featured in our production of M.U.D. (Men Under Dirt).
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