Corpus Callosom is the collaborative effort of Brooklyn based bohemians Lauren Marie Robbiani, and Lauren Jeanette Caspar. With roots in Belly Dance and Butoh, The Laurens create otherworldly and joyous milieus, scratching the surface of the mundane to reveal the marvelous.
Corpus Callosum currently produces both Le Bal Oriental at New York City's Red Room, and Maiden in the Moonshine at Brooklyn's historic Kings County Distillery, which feature world renowned dancers and musicians, and are a hell of a good time, to boot.
The Laurens are founding members of Maiden China, and members of the Dalia Carella Dance Collective, De Novo Dance Theater, and Mardi Love's Lady Goodnight and the Voodoo Lilies.
As ringleaders of The Maiden Moon, the Laurens have been featured in Atlas Obscura's Into the Veil, The Great Forgotten Garden Party, and Concerts in the Catacombs. To date, Corpus Callosum has been honored to collaborate with The Crow Quill Night Owls, Courtship Ritual, The Bee's Knees, Seyyah, Robert Caldwell, and Takuya Nakamura, to name a few.
Corpus Callosum: the great band of comiseral fibers uniting the cerebral hemisphere of higher mammals, allowing the left and right hemispheres to share information and create an "arguably" useful view of the world. New Latin, literally (callous body).
Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
Laurens Marie and Jeanette will be joined by musician and friend, Adriana Molello in Nice, France.
Musicality Class with Dan Cantrell & Elizabeth Strong
Wednesday, August 30th, 2018
Join Elizabeth Strong, former Bellydance Superstar and Emmy Award winning musician, Dan Cantrell to get a deep dive into musicality. Learn how you can shape your dance, improvise more freely, and feel confident and comfortable dancing to live music. With their twenty years of professional experience teaching and performing all over the world, this generous and heartfelt artistic couple provide a safe and inviting space to nourish your love of music and dance.
This is a live music class, with time for one on one practice dancing with the musician. We will focus on transitions between sections and beginnings and endings of songs, as well as on improvised instrumental solos.
If you've got some basics and you're ready to develop your artistry, then this is the workshop for you!
Maiden in the Moonshine!
Thursday, August 30th, 2018
Join us for a unique evening of spellbinding music, beguiling belly dance at The Gatehouses!
Featuring live music Jenny Luna, Dan Cantrell, and more surprise guests!
Dancing by the Laurens Marie and Jeanette, and special guest, Elizabeth Strong!
Records spinning throughout the night by DJs Courtship Ritual!
& libations by Kings County Distillery!
Doors are at 7:30, The Gatehouses are located at 299 Sands St. in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Get in touch with us today to learn more about our performance schedule, events and work.