This class is being offered online via Zoom. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for registration info!
Fast-paced, energetic and educational, this class will challenge students to engage body, mind and spirit, learn movement phrases quickly, push beyond “technique” and begin to explore their own individual performance choices from beginning to end.
Focusing on breath, alignment and articulation, this contemporary movement experience will incorporate many influences including post-modern aesthetics, jazz dance, Dunham, Horton and contemporary techniques.
BERNARD BROWN, Lester Horton Award and Westfield Emerging Artist Award recipient, has performed with David Rousseve/REALITY, Lula Washington Dance Theatre, Doug Elkins Dance Company, Shapiro and Smith Dance, and TU Dance. He has performed with Mikhail Baryshnikov in Robert Wilson’s “Letter to a Man” with choreography by Lucinda Childs. He has also worked with Donald McKayle, Rennie Harris, Rudy Perez, Louis Johnson, Nike, Aveda and Tamica Washington-Miller. Brown earned his MFA from UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance and BFA from SUNY Purchase. As artistic director of Bernard Brown/bbmoves, a social justice dance theater company, Brown’s choreography has been presented in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis, Phoenix and New York City. He is published in the peer-reviewed dance journal, Dancer Citizen, with a recent publication in The Activist History Review in 2020. He is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Sacramento State University and a Certified Dunham Technique Instructor candidate. The LA Times has called him “…the incomparable Bernard Brown…”