Collections by Michelle Brown WSG Choreographer Dani Tirrell


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Dance artist, performer, choreographer and dance educator Dani Tirrell's work focuses on the queer, gender non-conforming and black experiences. His latest work "Black Bois" premiered recently in Seattle for a limited engagement. Black Bois is a movement and theater piece, created with original music by Benjamin Hunter and written word by J Mase III, is a ceremony to the ancestors, and a thanksgiving to the past, present, and future. It explores how black men/bois grieve, show rage, express joy, and cry. Originally from Detroit, dance artist, performer, choreographer and dance educator, Tirrell danced with Jazz and Spirit Dance Theater of Detroit, Monroe Ballet Company, Detroit-Windsor Dance Company and Full Circle Dance Company. He was the Founder/Artistic Director of Natural Locz Dance Company based in Detroit MI. He is also a part-time lecturer in the dance department at the University of Washington. He has performed at Seattle International Festival of Dance, Gay City Arts, Bumpershoot: Velocity Dance Center Showcase, Showing Out: Black Contemporary Choreographers, Northwest New Works Festival: On The Boards, Seattle Art Museum, Erased (Color Lines Dance Ensemble) and as part of Nights at the Neptune at the Neptune Theater. He has also performed in Portland, in San Francisco, in Los Angeles and traveled to Austria.

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