Artist in Residency Program

With support from Ma Series Arts Bernard Brown and bbmoves is in Residency upstairs at the B Street Theater in Sacramento, CA from Sep 16 to December 9th. bbmoves will hold community classes and a culminating performance on December 9th 2019

bbmoves 2019-2020 season image by Keyla Christian

BERNARD BROWN is a California-based dance artist, choreographer and educator. His work is rooted in catalyzing change through dance; dance sparks dialogue which in turn, inspires action, the action being the change within our communities. He is interested in excavating the ways in which art can transform, create ripples of empathy, and foster healing. He received his MFA from the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance at UCLA and his BFA from Purchase College. Bernard began his dance training at the Lula Washington Dance Theatre School and continued on to the illustrious Idyllwild Arts Academy. 

Bernard Brown/bbmoves, founded in 2014, began as a call to action. Inspired by the arts and social justice movements of the past and present, Bernard Brown/bbmoves aims to serve as a conduit for the oppressed to express their voices. Artistic Director, Bernard Brown, has been featured in the New York and Los Angeles Times for his Dance Activism. The company also seeks to preserve the legacy of historic dance works. Bernard Brown/bbmoves has been presented at Royce Hall, REDCAT, Phoenix Center for the Arts, ODC Theater, Dance Mission, Aratani Theatre, Highways Performance Space, Fowler Museum, Los Angeles Dance Festival, Diavolo Dance Space, HomeLA, Japanese American National Museum, Miles Memorial Playhouse, and the Crocker Art Museum. The company’s work has been supported by the City of Los Angeles’ Department of Cultural Affairs, Sacramento State University, and Dance/USA. The company has collaborated with Steven T. Gordon, emerging Los Angeles artist DeFacto X, and with jazz great, Kenny Burrell.