We are thrilled to have a special guest in our FRIDAY CLASS series this week: Danté Brown! Matthew and I met Danté at Bates Dance Festival this summer, and enjoyed dancing with him, seeing his work, and talking about art-making and all sorts of things on the front porches of the houses we stayed in at the festival. Danté currently dances and makes work in Brooklyn. Join us on Friday from 9:30-11:15am to take a great class with an up-and-coming choreographer. Class is $12, or $10 with a class card.
Danté Brown began his dance training at Wesleyan University, where Katja Kolcio, Pedro Alejandro, Nicole Stanton and Susan Lourie whetted his creative appetite. From that point, his interest in performance and choreography grew exponentially, and led him to The Ohio State University to pursue his MFA in Choreography and Performance. Dante has worked with artists Esther Baker-Tarpaga, Adam Barruch, Christal Brown, Leslie Guyton, Lily Skove, Olivier Tarpaga, and Noa Zuk. In addition, after founding Dante Brown | Warehouse Dance in 2010, Danté has had the opportunity to show work at Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus Dance Theater, Movement Research, and YourMove Dance Festival.
Class description: My class looks at technique as an arena for physical investigation. I’m interested in breaking down notions of codified vocabulary while promoting movers to ask themselves, “what drives me to move?” My class is a physical practice of improvisations based on internal impulse and technical experiments that culminates in a dynamic, communal physical phrase soaked in artistic exploration.