BERNARD J. BROWN's dances have been called "beautiful," "thoughtful," and "captivating." His work is rooted in catalyzing change through dance; dance sparks dialogue which inspires action; that action being the change within our communities. Bernard has performed with Lula Washington Dance Theatre, Jazz Antiqua, TU Dance, Shapiro & Smith Dance, and Doug Elkins Dance Company. Bernard also has had the pleasure of working with Donald McKayle, David Rousseve, Rennie Harris, Vincent Patterson, Lea Anderson, Rudy Perez, Tamica Washington-Miller, Ann Carlson Alison D'Amato, Luis Tentindo, Dan Froot and Christopher Huggins, among others. He has been seen in Penumbra Theater’s “Black Nativity,” Donald Byrd’s “Harlem Nutcracker” and on the Daytime Emmy’s. Mr. Brown's choreography has been presented at Royce Hall Terrace, Japanese American National Museum, Highways Performance Space, International Association of Blacks in Dance Festival, El Camino College, Lula Washington Dance Theatre, American College Dance Association, Dance Theater Lab and Patrick's Cabaret. He had the honor of choreographing Scott Joplin's opera, "Treemonisha" for Skylark Opera. His work “Champion” was presented at the launch of the Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin in 2016. He has taught dance at UCLA, NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, University of Missouri St. Louis and at the Lula Washington Dance Theatre School. Mr. Brown was published in the inaugural edition of Dancer-Citizen, an online dance journal, in November 2015. He is is currently pursuing his MFA from the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance at UCLA. The LA Times has called him "...the incomparable Bernard Brown..."
May 21, 2016
Box | backyard
Song: "I'm Building Me A Home" Traditional
*In dedication to Henry "Box" Brown
twice per hour