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2023-2024 Season of Live Performances!
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Above images by RAYMOND TODD/IVESIAN ARTS of the Michele Brangwen Dance & Music Ensemble in performance at the James & Martha Duffy Performance Space at the Mark Morris Dance Center, Brooklyn, NY

FACES OF SUN AND WIND:

Dancers:

MEREDITH FAGES

CRISTIAN LAVERDE KÖNIG

LINDSEY McGILL

MICHELE BRANGWEN
 

JON IRABAGON, saxophone

TIM HAGANS, trumpet

THOMAS HELTON, bass

SAM KNIGHT, drums

 

IVESIAN ARTS presents

MICHELE BRANGWEN DANCE & MUSIC ENSEMBLE

Friday September 8, 2023 at 7:30 P.M.

JAMES & MARTHA DUFFY PERFORMANCE SPACE
MARK MORRIS DANCE CENTER

3 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11217

THE JAZZ LOFT presents

MICHELE BRANGWEN DANCE & MUSIC ENSEMBLE

Saturday September 9, 2023 at 7:00 P.M.

THE JAZZ LOFT

275 Christian Avenue
Stony Brook, NY  11790 

FRAME X FRAME FILM FEST

To Your Constant Embrace, The Cloud Stream Sways

Choreography & Editing by Michele Brangwen
Music by Danielle Reich
Tuesday November 7 at 12:00 p.m
FRAME DANCE
2426 Bartlett St. Ste. D | Houston | 77098

 

MASTER CLASS WITH THE MICHELE BRANGWEN DANCE & MUSIC ENSEMBLE

February 2024
Come and dance to live music with us!

 

DA CAMERA OF HOUSTON &
MICHELE BRANGWEN DANCE & MUSIC ENSEMBLE
PRESENT A
MASTERCLASS WITH SAXOPHONIST
& COMPOSER JON IRABAGON

MARCH 7, 2024

Texas Southern University, Houston, TX

MICHELE BRANGWEN DANCE & MUSIC ENSEMBLE

Friday, Saturday & Sunday March 8,9 & 10, 2024

MATCHBOX 2, Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston

3400 Main Street

Houston TX 77002

Please Click Here For Tickets!

 

FACES OF SUN AND WIND inspires us to think on the power of one person linking their energy to another, as in a microgrid set up to deliver renewable energy to a community that has united to generate it. The mircrogrid is also a perfect metaphor for how activism can start with just one person and grow to the power of the many working for meaningful change. FACES OF SUN AND WIND features choreography & costumes by Michele Brangwen and music by Jon Irabagon, with sections of movement & music created in the moment by all performers. The performance is co-presented by Ivesian Arts.

 
Michele Brangwen writes: “When the Amazon labor union leader Chris Smalls was asked “what is the single most important component of activism,” he replied: “to start from a place of love.” When you think about it, that quote is quite powerful. We have a lot of work to do to combat the climate crisis. I don't think we are going to mobilize in the ways in which we need to if we approach it from a place of shame or anger, but instead I think the progress will come from a place of love: love for each other and love for the earth. In creating FACES OF SUN AND WIND I wanted to create a work that would surround the audience with a feeling of welcome.”
 
The program will also include UNENDING, a work inspired by the music of John Coltrane, with choreography and costumes by Michele Brangwen, music by Grammy-nominated composer & trumpeter Tim Hagans, and movement and music created in the moment by all performers. UNENDING follows the form of a traditional jazz tune, with set choreography and music to the head and bridge, and then improvised duets for dancers and musicians during the choruses.

FACES OF SUN AND WIND is made possible in part by funding from the Mayor's Office Of Cultural Affairs/City Of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, the Puffin Foundation and New Music USA. And by donors like you. Please click here to join us.

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