My Awarded Projects
Brigette Dunn-KorpelaLos Angeles, CA
Artistic Director/Choreographer – Brigette Dunn-Korpela (Los Angeles, CA) is the the Artistic Director/Founder of the B. Dunn Movement/Dance and Theatre Company, choreographer, educator and performance artist. Ms. Dunn-Korpela’s educational credentials include an MFA in choreography from California Institute of the Arts Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance and a B.A. in dance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is currently an Assistant professor in Dance in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Northridge. Ms. Dunn-Korpela served as adjunct dance faculty at CSU, Fullerton 2013-2014. She has been substitute dance faculty for the California Institute of the Arts Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance, Pasadena Dance Theatre and is an experienced registered yoga instructor. Ms. Dunn-Korpela is an innovative interdisciplinary artist who explores themes of race, gender, and identity and what it means to be authentic, creative human beings and citizens within our current cultural climate. Ms. Dunn-Korpela’s work and teaching modalities explore further understanding of embodied knowledge and multi-sensory approaches to movement to invoke body, cultural awareness and personal narratives. Ms. Dunn-Korpela’s recent choreographic credits include ‘Red Moon Memories’ which premiered Spring 2015 Fullerton, CA.’ I am a girl’ (excerpt from ECHO) at the Miles Memorial Playhouse ‘Hands Up…Dance and Dire Times’ performance series, Santa Monica, CA February 2015, ‘Musings’ for NEXT, a dance concert series at the Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theatre in Los Angeles, CA May 2014. Her evening-length work ECHO was premiered at the Sharon Disney Lund Theatre School of Dance,Valencia, CA. March 2014. Ms. Dunn-Korpela’s performance career includes a position as dance captain and dancer swing for the 1st National U.S. Tour of ‘The Lion King’ (2001-2010). She was a dancer for the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble (1996-2000) and has appeared at the Kennedy Center (Wash. D.C.), Brooklyn Academy of Music (NY), NJPAC (NJ), Aaron Davis Hall (NY), Guggenheim Museum (NY) and the Gomhouria Theatre of the Cairo Opera House, Egypt.
“Add Water and Stir”
B. Dunn Movement performance at the Bootleg Theater May 3-5, 2017.
Narrative for ‘ECHO’
“Dunn masterfully illustrates pain, degradation and struggle, she also focuses on the triumph of resilience and grace…Echo should be required viewing for everyone with a beating heart and seeking mind.” – Tricia Elam-Walker Huffington Post
ECHO is a powerful exploration of the intersectionality of race, gender, masked identity and the systematic erasure of black narratives. The work explores the displacement of tens of millions of African bodies during the Transatlantic Slave Trade.