Michael Higgins

Shooting Movement With Interdisciplinary Artist Marissa Brown

Based out of both Brooklyn and Los Angeles, Marissa Brown has expanded her dance practice to include choreography, film, photography, installation and publication.

"I've done a lot of wild things—performing at the Park Avenue Armory in an opera, performing at BAM with Phantom Limb Company, being in West Side Story on Broadway—but I don't feel defined by any of these things," she says. "I just appreciate the opportunities and hope to keep creating them."

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CREATIVE OVERTIME: "I often daydream my pieces—ideas and structures. Right before I fall asleep has proven to be a good time to come up with things."

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ON HER PLAYLIST: "Metronomy and James Blake are always there."

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STANDOUT CAREER MOMENT: "The part of my project Romantics where we asked random people in L.A.'s Union Station if we could make a personalized dance for them."

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HER PRE-PERFORMANCE ROUTINE: "I like to take yoga. I'll make sure I center myself, and remind myself of what I want to communicate through my work."

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GOING INTERDISCIPLINARY: "I made my first films when I was injured and couldn't move very much. It was a way for me to keep creating."

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We get it; after over a year and a half of virtual dance training, you're ready to kiss Zoom goodbye forever.

But your dance training doesn't have to be completely virtual or completely in person. In fact, finding the sweet spot between in-studio and online training could be exactly what takes your dancing to the next level.

Here are five reasons online dance training should stay in your tool kit post-pandemic.

July 2021