Dancers: Lainey Bowers & Alan Perez

Mission Statement

B. Dunn Movement/Dance and Theatre Company is a performance art collective based in Los Angeles, California. We create performance based work that reveals the universal spirit of our humanity. Through diverse art forms, we investigate the intersectionality of race, gender and identity that impact our human experiences.

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Artistic Director

Brigette Dunn - is the artistic director of the B. DUNN MOVEMENT/Dance and Theatre Company, dance educator, choreographer and performing artist. Her educational credentials include an MFA in choreography from the California Institute of the Arts Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance and a BA in dance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Currently Dunn holds a position as Assistant Professor of Dance in the department of Kinesiology at California State University, Northridge and dance faculty at the California Institute of the Arts. She is an innovative artist who explores new approaches towards authentic and creative self expression. Dunn’s choreographic works have appeared in the following festivals and events: L.A. Dance Festival Diavolo Space 2018 (L.A., CA), REDCAT: Studio Fall 2017 (L.A., CA), BlakTina 5 Dance Festival Bootleg Theater (LA, CA), Echo Society-Family VI Paramour Mansion (LA, CA,), Taste of Soul/Dance All Day Festival (LA, CA), Visual Artist Group (L.A., CA), Plaza Del Sol Performance Hall (Northridge, CA), MiMoDa Studio (LA, CA), REDCAT (LA, CA), Jazz on the Lawn (Santa Monica, CA), Dance in Dire Times Miles Memorial Playhouse (Santa Monica, CA), Multicultural Arts Center Cambridge, (Cambridge, MA,) and Mobius (Boston, MA). Her performance career includes a position as dance captain and dancer swing with the 1st. National U.S. Tour of  “The Lion King” and the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble where she appeared in such venues as the Kennedy Center (Washington DC), Brooklyn Academy of Music (NY), NJPAC (NJ), Aaron Davis Hall (NY), Guggenheim Museum (NY) and the Gomhouria Theatre of the Cairo Opera House, Egypt, to name a few.

Dunn has performed works by noted choreographers Ronald K. Brown, Katherine Dunham, Talley Beaty, Donald Mckayle and Eleo Pomare. Her memberships include the Actor’s Equity Association, Dance Resource Center, Fractured Atlas  and Yoga Alliance. Ms. Dunn organized and facilitated numerous educational and community outreach programs with the Multicultural Arts Center Cambridge (Cambridge, MA), People’s Kitchen (Oakland, CA) Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice (L.A., CA), Arcadia Performing Arts Center (Arcadia, CA), Massachusetts College of Art Interdisciplinary Workshop Graduate Seminar (Boston, MA), Los Angeles Unified School District Santee Education Complex (LA, CA), Rhythm and Flow Workshop Dance Complex (Cambridge, MA and Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica), Moving Our Bodies Workshop Mujeres del Mundo (Bilbao, Spain), Balé Folclórico da Bahia (Salvador, Brazil). Dunn is committed to bring dance and multiple art forms into classrooms and communities that engage and impact the lives of all people locally and globally. Awards include Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Scholarship Award for the 30th International Association of Blacks in Dance Annual Conference, Caroline H. Newhouse Grant, Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute Fellowship and Alvin Ailey Fellowship Award. Dunn has also received certification for Horton pedagogy level 1 and 2 from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in New York.

 

 

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