CREATIVE WORK & PROJECTS
Meg Brooker is a dance maker and performer with a history of interdisciplinary collaborations. Equally informed by structure and improvisation, Meg draws on a range of techniques from her dance and theatre trainings to create new work that balances early modern dance movement principles with contemporary perspectives on the body in motion. Meg presents work in a range of contexts, from gardens and museum settings to fully produced concerts, and she frequently collaborates with musicians, visual artists, and dancers interested in crafting a dialogue between early modern principles and contemporary techniques. Meg's creative projects include solo performance, the Duncan Dance Project and Dancestry, and choreography for professional and pre-professional dancers.
Pre-concert interview at Tchaikovsky Museum,
Meg Brooker's solo peroformance credits include original Duncan choreographies, new works, and improvisation in a range of venues and mediums from dance film to gardens and museums to traditional theatre spaces. As a solo dance artist, Meg frequently collaborates with musicians and visual artists on both choreographed and improvised works. Interdisciplinary artistic collaborators include Misha Penton/Divergence Vocal Theatre, Il Senso en Movimento, and Colors in Motion.
DUNCAN DANCE PROJECT
Dancestry is a celebration of artistic heritage and revival of historic dance, featuring legacy works of American Modern Dance, originally created by artists Loïe Fuller, Isadora Duncan, and Erick Hawkins. Dancestry also features new works choreographed by lead artists, including Shay Ishii, Artistic Director of the Shay Ishii Dance Company, Katherine Duke, Artistic Director of the Erick Hawkins Dance Company, Meg Brooker, Co-Director of Duncan Dance Project, and Jessica Lindberg of Lindberg/Slayter Reconstructions. Dancestry traces dancers and choreographers across generations with a rich historical narrative and a compelling contemporary voice.
The Duncan Dance Project creates contemporary dance work inspired by nature, myth, music, and our times. Company members are inheritors of the historic work of Isadora Duncan and artists in their own right, working with intersections of classical Duncan technique and modern somatic practice, the body in space and architecture, the intersection of art and politics, in dialogue with music, and imagery. Founding project members include Meg Brooker (Chattanooga, TN), Valerie Durham (Washington, DC), Julia Pond (London, UK), and Jennifer Sprowl (Chicago, IL). Meg Brooker directs the Duncan Dance Project's participation in Dancestry.
Meg Brooker choreographs in a range of contexts, from staging work on professional colleagues to creating new works with students in university and college dance programs and other pre-professional settings. As an Associate Professor in the dance program at Middle Tennessee State University, she stages work with undergraduate dance students every semester. Her work with MTSU Dance Theatre has traveled for adjudication to the American College Dance Assocation and has been selected for performance in the South and Southeast Regional ACDA Galas.