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mayfield brooks

mayfield brooks improvises while black, and is currently based in brooklyn, new york working as 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 was a 2017 artist in residence at movement research new york, a 2019 dance and process (dap) artist at the kitchen nyc, and is currently an artist in residence at the center for performance research (cpr) in brooklyn, ny. mayfield teaches urban farming courses for farm school new york (fsny), and teaches & performs dance and vocal improvisation nationally and internationally.

2017 Artist-in-Residence,

Faculty,

Workshop Faculty,

The Sounding Body Faculty,

MELT Faculty

Upcoming Classes & Events


Past Classes & Events

[Virtual] The Sounding Body: Speaking in Tongues

Wed, Apr 15 – Apr 29, 2020
class

MELT – We Got Soul: Improvising While Black as Movement Practice

Jan 6 – Jan 10, 2020
melt

Morning Class

Fri, Dec 13 – Dec 20, 2019
class

Morning Class

November 01, 2019
class

The Sounding Body: Speaking in Tongues

Wed, Oct 2, 2019
workshop

Morning Class

September 30, 2019
class

Morning Class

September 26, 2019
class

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