DANCING _____ MUSIC with Barry Brannum
Monday Night Class, curated by Stacy Dawson Stearns
Monday, Feb 11 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost
$15-20 sliding scale

The Monday Morning Class Series, Curated by Stacy Dawson Stearns, has fallen in love with the NIGHT. We changed. We bid adieu to the day. Fall with us into the dark comfort of evening as we continue the ongoing exchange of body-based creative practices led by teaching artists who practice within the phases of consciousness and creation. Nourish your practice and embrace Lunacy. #getheetoclass @MNCPieter

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11: Barry Brannum // DANCING _____ MUSIC

 

 

 

 

Even as a child watching commercials on TV or listening to the radio, I knew those moments were hollow (though I didn’t know how or why), like I could swallow those scenes whole or jump inside them and what I’d be left with was a mouthful of stale air, or dense silence for a mantle. And still I wanted to slip into that other space. If somehow that other world could cross the boundary of my skin I would know why I often felt like so much more than just myself.

What if moving with sound were not just a matter of dancing ‘to’ music. In this series of classes, we’ll push against some of our most commonly-received ideas about the relationship between these two media. We’ll consider how movement can embody a number of relationships to sound: critic, historian, storyteller, healer, lover, coach. We’ll ask how identity, power, and imagination all shape to what we know as ‘our bodies’; how music indexes their formation; and how we can channel these dual energies to bring our politics down to earth, to move with them, and (hopefully) transform them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barry Brannum is a dance artist and PhD candidate in UCLA’s World Arts & Cultures / Dance department. His artistic and academic projects explore the shifting relationship between black American dancers’ artistic and everyday selves in the choreographic process. Barry has worked with a number of choreographers and artists during his time in LA, including Ann Carlson, Alison D’Amato, Dorothy Dubrule, Lionel Popkin, alexx makes dances (Alexx Shilling), Elliot Reed, Nickels Sunshine, and Kevin Williamson. He recently toured as a guest artist with Cullberg Ballet as part of Deborah Hay’s project Figure a sea. When he isn’t dancing or studying, Barry is probably baking or communing with the Internet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday Night Class Winter Season: the Lunacy series

 

SEPT 10,17 and 24 // ODEYA NINI

OCT 1,8,15 // Phillip T. NAILS

OCT 21,28 // BRIAN GETNICK and DOROTHY DUBRULE

NOV 5, 12 // JESSICA EMMANUEL

NOV 19, 26, DEC 3 // MILKA DJORDJEVICH

DEC 10, 17 // STACY DAWSON STEARNS

JAN 7, JAN 21, FEB 18, MAR 18 // GREGORY BARNETT

JAN 14 // JESSIE YOUNG

JAN 28, FEB 4, FEB 11 // BARRY BRANNUM

Upcoming Events in the Series:


Photo Credit: Chelsea Dormevil
Photo Credit: Richard Jefferson