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CONFUSION OF ANGELS

 

LauraLaura Dobbins and Max Dyer in CELLO FISHING AT ANTIBES, 2002

Photo by Marilyn Brodiwck 2002

 

The Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble is a contemporary dance company that specializes in commissioning new music for dance and incorporating musicians into the visual imagery. Sharing the stage and the focus, our dancers and musicians break the boundaries of traditional ensemble interaction. Performance works include original choreography and music as well as improvisation by all performers, creating a spontaneous performance environment where anything can happen. The Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble is known for innovative format, bold subject matter, and wide range of music spanning from classical to jazz to avant-garde and experimental.

Recent performances include the Dance Theatre of Harlem's Sunday Matinee Concert Seriies in January 2012 and performances as part of FotoFest's International Biennial in April 2012.

From July to November 201,1 the Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble was Artist in Residence at the ShapeShifter Lab, a new multidisciplinary performance space in New York City. In December 2008 the Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble traveled to Sweden to create a dance and music on camera project with the Norrbotten Big Band, an internationally acclaimed jazz ensemble based in Luleå. The Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble returned to Sweden in December 2009 for live performances with the Norrbotten Big Band at the Stora Salen Theater in Luleå and the Akusticum Theater in Piteå.

The Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble has been featured at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in Houston, Texas as part of FotoFest’s 2006 International Biennial dedicated to the themes of The Earth and Artists Responding to Violence. We have been presented at Northwestern University by the International Society of Improvised Music; the Interart Annex in New York City by Creative Women New York, and three times at the Miller Outdoor Theater as part of the Annual Weekend of Texas Contemporary Dance.

Now entering our thirteenth season of performances, the Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble has commissioned eighteen new music works for dance. Composers include Tim Hagans, Seth Paynter, Thomas Helton, Brian Nelson, Carol Morgan, Reynaldo Ochoa, Arthur Gottschalk and Rufus Reid.

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