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mayfield brooks

mayfield brooks improvises while black, and is currently based in brooklyn, new york. mayfield is a movement-based performance artist, vocalist, urban farmer, writer, and wanderer. they studied contemporary dance at the school for new dance (sndo) in amsterdam, moving on center in oakland, ca, and holds a mfa in interdisciplinary performance from uc davis and a masters in performance studies from northwestern university. mayfield is currently an artist in residence at movement research nyc, was a 2018 wow/uny artist in residence at governors island nyc, and a 2019 dance and process (dap) artist at the kitchen nyc. mayfield has farmed in urban & local settings, and teaches & performs dance and vocal improvisation nationally and internationally.

2017 Artist-in-Residence,

Faculty,

Workshop Faculty,

The Sounding Body Faculty,

Trisha Brown Dance Company Class Rotating Faculty

Upcoming Classes & Events


Past Classes & Events

The Sounding Body: Speaking in Tongues

Wed, Apr 24 – May 8, 2019
workshop

Movement Research at the Judson Church

April 01, 2019
performance

MELT – Improvising While Black/IWB

January 23, 2019
melt

[email protected] – The Sounding Body: Speaking in Tongues

January 22, 2019
class

[email protected] – Studies Project: Creating the Score

January 17, 2019
event

MELT – Improvising While Black/IWB

January 15, 2019
melt

MELT – Improvising While Black/IWB

Jan 7 – Jan 11, 2019
melt

The Sounding Body: Speaking in Tongues

Wed, Nov 7, 2018
workshop

MELT Reading Group

July 23, 2018
event

Movement Research at the Judson Church

May 14, 2018
performance

Rupture: Improvising In the Break

June 09, 2016
class