The Brand Associates Dance Series presents top dance companies from Southern California performing site-specific work in non-traditional performance spaces around Brand Library & Art Center. The Dance Series is sponsored by the Brand Associates. Performances run between 60 - 90 minutes without intermission. This series began in the 1960s as part of Brand Library & Art Center's mission to promote all aspects of art. Dance companies with at least five years of experience are encouraged to apply to present an educational, site-specific dance program appropriate for all ages onsite at Brand Library & Art Center. Artists are encouraged to visit the location. Seating is limited and first come, first served, no reserved seating. The Plaza seats 75-90 people for a performance; visitors are welcome to bring a chair or blanket and sit on the grassy hillsides in Brand Park.
The Dance Series is curated by Jamie Nichols, a critically acclaimed dancer, choreographer, and Artistic Director of the contemporary dance company Fast Feet (1980-2003). She is the recipient of 6 Lester Horton Dance Awards and was honored by the Dance Resource Center of LA with the prestigious Furthering the Visibility of Dance Award. As Executive Producer of Celebrate Dance for ten years, she presented 70 dance companies at the Alex Theatre. Ms. Nichols has served on boards; committees, mentored dance companies, and produced various dance events. She teaches movement for actors and contemporary dance in Los Angeles.
Applications are open through September 30, 2023. Groups with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit our website for more information and to apply. https://www.brandlibrary.org/dance-series-application.