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mayfield brooks

mayfield brooks improvises while black, and is currently based in brooklyn, new york on lenapehoking land, the homeland of the lenape people. mayfield is a movement-based performance artist, vocalist, urban farmer, writer, and wanderer. they are currently an artist in residence at the center for performance research (cpr) and abrons arts center in new york city/lenapehoking. mayfield teaches and performs practices that arise from their life/art/movement work, improvising while black (iwb).

Upcoming Classes & Events


Past Classes & Events

[Virtual] Festival | GPS Chats: Close Encounters of a Dance Kind (Croatia/Iran/USA)

November 24, 2020
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[Virtual] MELT – Decomposing dance and choreographing breath

Aug 10 – Aug 14, 2020
melt

[Virtual] The Sounding Body: Speaking in Tongues

Wed, Apr 15 – Apr 29, 2020
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MELT – We Got Soul: Improvising While Black as Movement Practice

Jan 6 – Jan 10, 2020
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Morning Class

Fri, Dec 13 – Dec 20, 2019
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Morning Class

November 01, 2019
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The Sounding Body: Speaking in Tongues

Wed, Oct 2, 2019
workshop

Morning Class

September 30, 2019
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Morning Class

September 26, 2019
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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
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[email protected] – Studies Project: Creating the Score

January 17, 2019
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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
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Movement Research at the Judson Church

May 14, 2018
performance

Rupture: Improvising In the Break

June 09, 2016
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