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In June 2016, BRDC was awarded a microgrant from the Greater Denton Arts Council with Texas Commission on the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts. This grant allows us to jump start a new community-centered project using commissioned choreography by Jane Hawley, titled You Are Not My Enemy.
The movement material for this work, originally sourced from two young brothers, is highly physical, teetering between between playful, loving, and aggressive. Yet, when the movement is transposed onto diverse adult dancers, the tumultuous physical relationships reveal the complexities of human relationships in our world today. BRDC premiered an initial exploration of this work at The Performance at Dance Co-op, and Margaret Putnam of TheaterJones deemed the work raw but promising.
Face on the Ground | Dance in the Desert
BRDC was selected to present work at the 16th annual Dance in the Desert Festival on July 25-26, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada! Amanda Jackson and Meredith Knight’s Face on the Ground, which began as an exploration of endurance, is an amalgamation of complex relationships and carefully crafted obstacles that are used to re-imagine gender roles, namely the female role in dance. Read about our journey, featured in the Denton Record Chronicle, and visit our GoFundMe page for more details. A huge, sparkly Vegas thanks is owed to all of our donors!
Homing Where I Roam
BRDC’s first evening of dance, titled Homing Where I Roam, included original music by composer, John Osburn, and live music composition by Hentai Improvising Orchestra. The performers individually and collaboratively explored ideas of home, family, and sense of place to create an intriguing spin on the comfortable and familiar. The performance took place on December 16-17, 2011 at The Black Box Theatre in downtown Denton, TX. Click here to read the article about Homing Where I Roam featured in the Denton Time, written by Lucinda Breeding. BIG THANKS to all of our backers on Kickstarter!
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