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Dr Bryan Brown

Research through practice

Through my company ARTEL, I have a substantial practice-as-research base in the histories and creation of performer training and performance processes.  Currently we are collaborating with Animal Cracker Conspiracy on a devised performance inspired by Anthony Pogorelsky’s “The Black Hen”. Seed money for this project was provided by a NET/TEN travel grant from the Network of Ensemble Theatres, supported by lead funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.  The initial stages of the work were developed at the O'Neill Theater Center's National Puppetry Conference.  We have currently received a Workshop grant from the Henson Foundation to continue creating the performance.  Beyond continual research into training and devising processes, this project will further my interests in the mixture of alchemical and laboratory discourses, emergent properties, and the effects of distance on percpetion, imagination and knowledge.