Carol Brown Dances
Carol Brown Dances is a contemporary dance company specialising in the creation of collaborative performance events. Through a visceral poetics arising from the fugitive knowledge of the body, Carol Brown Dances strives to open alternative perspectives and engage audiences in imaginative journeys. The work of the company focuses upon solos and group works for theatre, installation, and site-responsive events. The choreography of Carol Brown is renowned for its conversations with artists in other art forms and collaborations that challenge ideas about the spaces of/for dance. The work is research-driven and develops through an ongoing process of investigation into bodies, their histories and inventions, and how they touch and are touched by the environments we inhabit, both technological and actual. Recent collaborations have created a strongly visual performance language through an emphasis upon architecture, digital interaction and installation. Many of these works offer audiences a choice about how to experience the work through the absence of fixed seating.
The company was formed in London in 1996 with the composer Russell Scoones. Following a residency at the Place Theatre in 1997-98 Carol Brown Dances has had an international presence through residencies, touring, commissions and workshops.
- Brown, Carol
Contemporary dance / Choreographer