Brigette Dunn-Korpela

Brigette Dunn-Korpela

Brigette Dunn-Artistic Director/Founder of B. Dunn Movement is a multidisciplinary choreographer, artist, and educator. Her choreography has appeared at KCRep (“For Colored Girls…”), @MOCA (L.A., CA), REDCAT (L.A, CA), Aratani Theatre (L.A., CA), Bootleg Theater (L.A., CA), Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (L.A., CA), MiMoDa (L.A., CA), Miles Memorial Playhouse (Santa Monica, CA), Multicultural Arts Center, (Cambridge, MA) and Mobius (Boston, MA). Brigette is a multidisciplinary artist who weaves tapestries of dance, performance art installation, video, costume, set design, VR/AR, animation, photography, music/sound and theatrical storytelling. Brigette’s work is informed by ritual, intuition, symbolism and traditions rooted in African-diasporic cultures. She investigates embodied narratives that explore themes of race, masked identity, systemic legacies of erasure, colonization and commodification of black and brown bodies. Brigette creates visceral and multisensory performance experiences that provoke and challenge legacies of cultural biases and hegemonic norms. Her performance career includes serving as a dancer/dance captain for the 1st. National Broadway tour of “The Lion King”, member of the  Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, and Nathan Trice/RITUALS Dance Theater. She has performed works by noted choreographers Ronald K. Brown, Talley Beatty, Eleo Pomare, Nathan Trice, Katherine Dunham, Garth Fagan, Buglisi/Foreman, Pascal Rioult and Donald Mckayle to name a few. Brigette currently serves on the dance faculty at CalArts, where she also received her MFA in choreography.