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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 was a 2017 artist-in-residence at movement research nyc, a 2018 wow/uny artist in residence at governors island nyc, and a 2019 dance and process (dap) artist at the kitchen nyc. mayfield performs & teaches dance and vocal improvisation nationally and internationally.
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Nile Harris is an interdisciplinary artist and performer based in Brooklyn, NY. His work has been presented at the Palais de Tokyo, The Watermill Center, Prelude Festival, Dixon Place, Secret Project Robot, and Movement Research at Judson Church. He is currently developing a body of work entitled ‘The Rise and Fall of the Huxtable Family’ with support of the Dance Your Future: Artist and Mentor Collaborative Residency produced by Pepatián and Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, the Abrons Arts Center’s AIRspace Studio Residency, and the Brooklyn Arts Exchange Space Grant.
As a performer, he has worked extensively with various artists including Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, 600 HIGHWAYMEN, Bill Shannon, Robert Wilson, Nia Witherspoon, Malcolm Betts, and Miles Greenberg in venues including New York Live Arts, Museum of Modern Art, The Walker Art Center, EMPAC, Danspace Project, Stanford Live, Dublin Theatre Festival, and MESS Festival. He has performed in television projects including ‘The Path’ (Hulu) and ‘Masterclass’ (HBO) which was awarded an Emmy Award. Nileharris.info.
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