I am a director + choreographer who creates seamless visceral experiences at the intersection of theatre, dance, and technology. The form of these experiences are determined and constructed by fusing techniques from by background in immersive theatre, musical theatre, and Modern dance. Sharp, bold, and specific gestures are made with movement, design, and imagery so each experience is a unique world with its own language and rules. I am committed to investigating technology’s affect on our culture, minds and private experiences by creating experiences which embrace technology’s role in our lives as a connector and community building tool.
Brandon Powers is a director + choreographer from New York City committed to new experiences blurring the lines between theatre, dance, and technology. Most recently, he choreographed the world premiere of Riot Grrrl musical RIOT ANTIGONE (La MaMa, Ars Nova) and worked alongside Andy Blankenbuehler for BANDSTAND (Broadway/Paper Mill Playhouse). He directed and choreographed PINK MILK at Oracle Productions, which was nominated for four 2014 Non-Equity Jeff Awards including Best Choreography and Best Ensemble. This Fall, Brandon began collaborating with creative technologist Lance Weiler on a new project combining interactive theatre and IBM Watson. He is reigning xyz nyc dance series champion at The Tank and will be premiering a new work there in 2017.
Additional directing + choreography credits include: immersive dance theatre experience AND IT FELT LIKE A KISS (HERE, chashama, Dixon Place), ALL RIGHT, GOOD NIGHT, a technology driven dance event to memorialize the passengers of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, MUSIC OF THE NIGHT, a dance-driven adaptation of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and workshops of new musicals NIKOLA TESLA DROPS THE BEAT (Musical Theatre Factory) and COMING TO BAD ENDS (Standard Toykraft). Choreography credits include ARDEN/EVERYWHERE (dir. Jessica Bauman, BPAC), THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY (dir. Lookingglass Theatre Company's David Catlin), THE PAJAMA GAME, GREASE, and PIPPIN.
Assisting credits include: Woodshed Collective’s epic immersive mobile adventure EMPIRE TRAVEL AGENCY (dir. Teddy Bergman), THE UPPER ROOM (dir. Jeremy Bloom), NPR Podcast THE ORBITING HUMAN CIRCUS OF THE AIR (dir. Elena Heyman).
Brandon is a proud graduate of Northwestern University, Associate Member of SDC, Member of Musical Theatre Factory, where he is the Co-Chair of the Director/Choreographer Coalition, and has collaborated, worked and trained with Columbia Digital Storytelling Lab, Dixon Place, Feast Productions, The Hypocrites, Mark Morris Dance Group, Musical Theatre Factory, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Primary Stages, Rady & Bloom, the TEAM, and Woodshed Collective.