STORYTELLING THROUGH DANCE with Brontez Purnell
Monday Night Class, curated by Stacy Dawson Stearns
Monday, Jun 10 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost
This class is FREE thanks to the generous support of the Department of Cultural Affairs and the California Arts Council in bringing Brontez Purnell Dance Company to Pieter for an artist residency June 10-16, 2019

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

 

 

 

 

 

6/10: Brontez Purnell // STORYTELLING THROUGH DANCE

 

 

 

This class will offer a warm up and movement across the floor alongside a structured improv jam dealing with concepts of both negative and positive space, contact and anti-contact, and how to build “chapters” in a dance score using scripting techniques in the class, there will be live accompaniment.

 

 

 

Brontez Purnell is a zinester, writer, dancer, and musician who lives in Oakland, California. Originally from Triana, Alabama, Purnell has been publishing, performing, and curating in the Bay Area for over sixteen years. Brontez has written for various publications, including Cakeboy, San Francisco Weekly, Maximum Rock & Roll and Harpers. He is the author of Fag School, The Cruising Diaries, and Johnny Would You Love Me If . . . (My Dick Were Bigger). He is the front man for the band The Younger Lovers, and cofounder with Sophia Wang of the Brontez Purnell Dance Company (BPDC). Composed of movers and artists of all disciplines, the company builds works that combine punk rock subversion and free jazz improvisation. He has also created several works for dance on video and is an MFA candidate at UC Berkeley for Art Practice. 

 

 

 

 

 

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

FEB 25, MAR 4, MAR 11 // MICHELLE SUI
MAR 25, APR 1, APR 8 // GUSTINE FUDICKAR
APR 15 and 29 // JASMINE NYENDE
APR 22 // STACY DAWSON STEARNS
MAY 6 and 13 // HEATHER SEYBOLT
MAY 20 and JUNE 3 // JMY JAMES KIDD
JUNE 10 // BRONTEZ PURNELL
Photo Credit: Robbie Sweeny
Photo Credit: Robbie Sweeny