Brandin Steffensen makes dances that engage the dance artist's choreographed and spontaneous bodies. He is concerned with layering practices to create compelling ensemble and framing the work so its qualities are legible in a performance environment. His Pentamodes are dances based on archetypical modes of relationship and have been presented at the New Museum, Dance Theater Workshop, La MaMa, and The Tank, among others. His work with Deborah Hay and the lovely Keely Garfield plays in his head as he collaborates with Nancy Stark Smith to present her Underscore. He dances with Liz Gerring and reads about n-dimensional space and the properties of the physical universe that allow us to communicate using subatomic particles.