Choreography, music composition, video projection, marching bands, and FUNK. FunkPrint is an explosively innovative and highly collaborative project
Recently I have resigned as dancer in a very prestigious contemporary dance company in order to pursue my own career as a choreographer and artist. It is with great passion that I make dances. My latest work entitled, Funkprint, was recently premiered at a very informal showing at an avant garde performance space in Brooklyn, NY. I'd like to continue to bring this work to life and need some financial backing to make this happen.
Brooke Broussard-Touch created FunkPrint, the first section of three, in May of 2010. It takes you on a sensual journey inspired by Francis Bacon's Triptychs set to riveting music composed by Jonathan Pratt. Using inventive movement influenced by primal tension and sexuality, Funkprint is sublime with a pop twist. Five dancers moving together in varying primative inspired movement on top of three large pink platforms, this dance takes the audience to a transient place. This unique sexy movement is complimented by the striking images of Benton C Bainbridge's projections. These live video projections interact with the movement in a dance of light. Abstract visions evoke sensual moods and transport the dancers to moonlit forests, a nightclub and other worlds. The music is a hybrid of funky contemporary classical to South African pop-club beats. This first Section of FunkPrint will also be showcased at the Reverb Festival at S.U.N.Y Purchase Septmber 23 & 24th as well as at Alvin Ailey Studios October 1 & 2.
Brooke Broussard-Touch would like to expand FunkPrint by adding a new section which will continue to develop a blatant but abstract connection to pop culture. It will include a marching band accompaniment composed by Jon Pratt including drums, a tuba, symbols, french horn, saxophone, and drum major to mimic the New Orleans style marching bands. Projections created by Benton C Bainbridge will also be incorporated. These live moving projections will compliment the music and dance and will transport the viewer to a dangerously twisted environment. Influences will stem from the constant driving and "funked up rhythm," and cathartic happenings in individualism and groups. The movement is inspired by medieval triptych's and will contain elements of gore and worship.
It will be a grandiose abstraction of "pop" as to match the rhythm and flow of the marching band while juxtaposed with primal ancient dances. All these components will come together to create an ephemeral experience that will be groundbreaking in dance.
I am eager to gather the forces of my collaborators including my five dancers. This piece will be created in a 6-8 week period and we are currently looking into spaces to apply to perform this new work. Our Premiere date is at St Cecilia's Center for the Arts September 10th, 2010.
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