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.
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Brandon Powers is a director + choreographer from New York City committed to new experiences blurring the lines between theatre, dance, and technology. Most recently, Brandon collaborated with Lance Weiler and others on FRANKENSTEIN AI, an immersive installation harnessing AI which had it's world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. For the project, he invented a new dance notation which created algorithmic dance that was manipulated in real time by an AI and performed by a human dancer. He choreographed Dane Terry's JUPITER'S LIFELESS MOONS (Performance Space New York, COIL 2018), The Goree All-Girl String Band (NYMF), and the world premiere of Riot Grrrl musical RIOT ANTIGONE (La MaMa, Ars Nova). Last Spring, he 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. He is reigning xyz nyc dance series champion at The Tank.
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, Collective Member of the 92ns St Y Musical Theatre Development Lab, 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.