Title: Congregate: Bernard Brown/bbmoves Works-in-Process Showing and Q&A
Date & Time: Thursday, October 12, 2023 7 – 9PM
Bernard Brown/bbmoves will offer a showing of “Un | Broken,” a new collaborative dance theater work, with the greater community. After the showing, there will be an opportunity for the community to ask questions about the project and our process, and to offer impressions of the dance in development.
Registration encouraged, walk-ins welcome!
Bernard Brown is a performer, choreographer, arts activist, and educator who situates their work at the intersection of Blackness, belonging, and memory. With an extensive performing career, Bernard now serves as Director of Bernard Brown/bbmoves, choreographing for stage, specific sites, film, and opera presented globally. Brown has received residencies and commissions from the Centre de Développement Chorégraphique la Termitière (Burkina Faso), Dance Italia (Italy), The Music Center (Los Angeles), among others. Bernard conducts workshops and master classes internationally, namely in Israel, Burkina Faso, and Brazil, and in diverse communities across the US. Brown is a core member of Street Dance Activism and a collaborator with the prison abolition project, Undanced Dances Through Prison Walls. A first-generation college graduate, Brown earned his MFA from UCLA and BFA from Purchase College. He is an Assistant Professor at Loyola Marymount University and a Certified Katherine Dunham Technique Instructor candidate. The Los Angeles Times has called him “…the incomparable Bernard Brown…”
This event is a Fall Multidisciplinary Residency Community Program. As part of a residency at BAC, we ask each artist to build and facilitate a Community Program. Community Programs are a unique opportunity for both artists-in-residence and our local community to gather, engage, and be in conversation with one another through art. Community Programs are free engagements open to the public and/or in collaboration with a local community partner.