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Brian Brooks Moving Company

Jan 30Feb 01

Performance Dates

  • Thu Jan 30 2020 8:00 PM
  • Fri Jan 31 2020 8:00 PM
  • Sat Feb 01 2020 8:00 PM


Meany Hall – Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

The Brian Brooks Moving Company is, as its name suggests, all about moving, and the audacious choreographic style of Brooks continues to “shatter conventional notions of the human capacity for strength and endurance” (Dance Magazine). In this Meany Center performance, Brooks investigates the intimate spaces between bodies on the stage and within the virtual space created by immersive technologies. The program includes two world premieres developed during his UW residency: a solo piece performed by Brooks and Closing Distance, an ensemble work with music by Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw. Also included are the Seattle premieres of Torrent plus the intricate duet, MOTOR.

Arrive early to experience Drawing Room, a lobby installation using augmented reality movement tools developed by Brooks during his residency at the UW.

Brian Brooks’ choreography is a kind of external exploration of human limits. He imparts his work with the sensibilities of both a laboratory scientist and a visual artist.
— Dance Magazine

The ENCORE program for this performance is available to READ ONLINE

The Brooks solo piece, Closing Distance and the lobby installation were commissioned by Meany Center for the Performing Arts as part of the Creative Fellowships Initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

World Dance Series generously underwritten by the families of Delaney and Justin Dechant and Ira and Courtney Gerlich in honor of their Mom, Katharyn Alvord Gerlich