Ebony Repertory Theatre ()
Friday, June 16, 2023 - 8:00 PM - Nate Holden Performing Arts Center Los Angeles, CA
California-based Bernard Brown/bbmoves, a social justice dance theater company, was formed in 2015 by Executive Artistic Director, Bernard Brown. Inspired by arts and social justice movements of the past and present, Bernard Brown/bbmoves serves as a conduit for the oppressed to express their voices via storytelling, film, song, and dance. Described as "powerfully exquisite," the company has presented our creative work locally and abroad including Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Phoenix, and Seoul International Dance Festival in Tank (Seoul, S. Korea) with upcoming engagements in Burkina Faso and Benin. Our work to collectively celebrate the diverse, intersectional richness across the African Diaspora has been generously supported by California Arts Council and California Humanities.
"Exceptional dancing and choreography seething with confrontational intimacy." - Art Intercepts: Cultural Criticism in the American Midwest
Find out more at: bbmoves.org
Laurie Sefton Creates
Laurie Sefton is an award-winning choreographer, director and creative thinker. A Los Angeles native and granddaughter of a Cuban immigrant, she sees issues through an emotional lens. Laurie Sefton Creates encapsulates the breadth of her issued based work, including concert dance, site-specific performances, short films and tech projects. Her work addresses such varied topics as loss, women's rights, surveillance, bullying, anger, dependency, social media and identity. The winner of the Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival, Ms. Sefton is a rising star in the Los Angeles dance scene, which was cemented by the performance of her site-specific work Concert Walls created for the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Ms. Sefton's choreography has been performed in Germany, Poland, New York, Massachusetts, Missouri, Utah, Texas and throughout California. Recent commissions have included works for Warsaw Bauhaus and LAUNCH/LA.
"Sefton rises above the fray with a distinctive voice that manages to bring both passion and objectivity..." - LA Weekly
Find out more at: LaurieSefton.com