Danté Brown began his dance training at Wesleyan University, which led him to The Ohio State University to receive his MFA in Choreography and Performance. As a performer, Dante has worked with artists such as Esther Baker-Tarpaga, Adam Barruch, Christal Brown, David Dorfman, Kendra Portier, Olivier Tarpaga, Nicole Wolcott, and Noa Zuk, among others. As a teacher he has had the opportunity to teach a range of classes at Dancewave, Dance New Amsterdam, East Village Dance Project, Kenyon College, Middlebury College, Oberlin College, and The Ohio State University, among others.
After founding Dante Brown|Warehouse Dance in 2010, Dante has had the opportunity to show work at Columbus Dance Theater, Dance Gallery Festival, Dixon Place, East Village Dance Project, The Howl Festival, LaMaMa Moves Festival, Movement Research, The New Museum, Sam Houston State University, The Wild Project, Wexner Center for the Arts, and YourMove Dance Festival.
Class Description: Danté’s class views technique as an arena for physical investigation. He is interested in expanding notions of technique through improvisation based on internal impulses, pushing one’s physical threshold with technical exercises, and creating metaphorical frameworks to encourage performance. In addition to creating phrases with dynamics driven by weight and flow; release technique; and diverse floor work, Dante encourages movers to ask, “what drives me to move?”
Photo by Whitney Browne