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Artist Statement

For me, dancing is a practice of re-wilding.

I dance to feel close to nature; to feel regulated, strong, sensitive, and connected.

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Bio

Chelsea Brown (they/them) is a queer dancer, teacher, choreographer, arts administrator, and activist living in Oakland, CA. Prior to their current position of Operations Manager for BANDALOOP, they were the Managing Director for Duniya Dance and Drum Company, a South Asian and West African company based in San Francisco since 2007, for 4.5 years. Chelsea is passionate about sustainability and equity in the arts in the Bay Area and beyond. 

 

Chelsea has trained in a variety of dance genres including modern, improvisation, ballet, Hip Hop and acrobatics. They are especially interested in responsive, site-specific choreography and sensation-based improvisation. Their creative process aims to dismantle hierarchal systems of oppression by challenging racist, capitalist, ableist "norms."

Chelsea is a Level 2 certified Responsive Body practitioner. Responsive Body is a biodynamic practice for all bodies consisting of guided movement experiences, tactile body-to-bodywork and professional development. Please see my Services page if you would like a session.

 

Chelsea's choreography has been performed at the John F. Kennedy Center, Dance Place DC, Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, and Safehouse for the Arts. They have worked with dance artists including: Nommensen Dance, Suzanne Bhears, Molly Rose-Williams, PearsonWidrig DanceTheater, Heart Stück Bernie, Briana Stuart, Stephanie Miracle, Adriane Fang, Christopher K. Morgan, and Chris Aiken & Angie Hauser.