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UPCOMING EVENTS

DANCE WAVE ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

DATE:

POSTPONED

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Residence from March 16-April 25, 2020

Performance April 25, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

LOCATION:

Dancewavev

182, 4th Ave, Broolyn, NY, 11217

PREVIOUS EVENTS

MALE AUDITION FOR UPCOMING EVENTS

DATE:

February 16, 2020 10:30-2PM

RSVP by emailing thedynamiteexperience@gmail.com with resume.Seeking a male dancer with contemporary modern and ballet aesthetics as well as strong partnering skills.

LOCATION:

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center

248 W 60th St, New York, NY 10023

AN EVENING OF DANCE AND MUSIC BENEFITING YOGA FOR CANCER

DATE:

October 12th, 2019 @ 8pm

LOCATION:

NowYoga NY

61 4th Ave F3, New York, NY 10003

LION & LAMB

DATES:

Mar 28th, 2019 @ 8pm

Mar 29th, 2019 @8pm

LOCATION:

The Space Upstairs

214 N Lexington Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15208

EARL MOSLEY'S DIVERSITY OF DANCE "DANCING BEYOND 2020 CANCER BENEFIT"

DATE:

January 18th, 2020 @ 3pm & 7 pm

LOCATION:

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center

248 W 60th St, New York, NY 10023

'MB' AT THE AMERICAN DANCE GUILD FESTIVAL

DATE:

October 6th, 2019 @ 7pm

LOCATION:

The Ailey CitiGroup Theater

405 W 55th Street, New York,NY 10019

The DynamitExperience: Inaugural Showing

DATE:

January 25th, 2019 @ 7:30pm

LOCATION:

The Mark O'Donnell Theater at the Actors Fund Arts Center

160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201

 

ABOUT TDE

Based in New York but grounded in Kansas City, the company was created by Artistic Director, Winston Dynamite Brown and Associate Artistic Director, Latra Wilson as a platform for creative investigations. The company creates work with an aim to impact the local community specifically those that generally do not see themselves represented on stage. 


TDE kicked off its first season with The Inaugural Show at The Mark O’Donnell Theater at The Actors Fund Theater in Brooklyn, NY in January 2019. That introduction revealed a small glimpse of the trajectory of TDE; 4 new works and 12 dancers illustrating an arch between past, present and future, and insight to the direction of Dynamite’s current creative inclinations. 

At the root of this experience lies the “It takes a village” approach born from Dynamite’s experiences growing up in Kansas City. By creating a holistic environment for all to 

express themselves, explore, and discover shared experiences, we can funnel that 

energy back into the communities that created us. Through performances, teaching, and creative collaborations, TDE will continue to establish itself as an anchor of this experience.

 

Enjoy The DynamitExperience

 

MEET THE COMPANY

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WINSTON DYNAMITE BROWN

Founder & Artistic Director

A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Winston Dynamite Brown began his dance journey at The Smith Sisters Dance Studio, later attending the Missouri State Ballet, the University of Missouri (BFA in Dance recipient), as well as Center Dance under the mentorship/tutelage of Mr. Tyrone Aiken. He additionally trained with the Kansas City Ballet, Alonzo King (Pre-Professional), and The Ailey School's (three time fellowship recipient) summer intensives. He was the inaugural recipient of the Lorna Strassler Scholarship at Jacobs Pillow (Ballet & Modern program).​

As a professional, Dynamite has had the pleasure with Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Co., Deeply Rooted Productions , Albany Berkshire Ballet, The Metropolitan Opera, TU Dance, CorbinDances, Irish modern Dance Theatre ( IMDT), Ben Munisteri Dance projects, Taylor 2 and most recently, Dance Heginbotham, Owen/Cox Dance Group, Pilobolus, Sean CurranCo., Opera Theater St. Louis, Kyle Abraham/ A.I.M, and Stephanie Batten Bland Co. to name a few. He also participated in the 27th annual “Gypsy of the Year” 2015 & “Easter Bonnet” 2016 choreographed by Ray Mercer for Broadway Cares fundraisers.

Dynamite has taught for many schools/institutions domestically and internationally as a teacher including Joffrey Ballet & Contemporary/Jazz, Ailey Camp (MO,KS,NJ,NY) and The Ailey School. He has produced works on Wylliams/ Henry Contemporary Dance Co., UMKC, Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey, Joffrey Summer Intensive, Brooklyn Arts High School, The Ailey School ( BFA, Certificate, Junior & PPAS divisions).

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LATRA ANN WILSON

Artistic Director

Latra A. Wilson,  a Texas native ,began her journey as a creative artist with her BFA from university of Missouri of Kansas City. Since then as a performing artist ms. Wilson has had pleasure to work with companies like  Taylor 2, Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey, Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company, Iluminate Artist of Lights, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis's production of "The Kiss" & world premiere of "Champion", Owen/Cox Dance Group, Broadway Dance Lab (cycle 4),Tony Award winning Broadway Musical After Midnight. As an assistant  for some the fields upcoming arts Ms Wilson has aided projects with Breton Follies, Abdul Latif - D2D/T, Company Stefanie Batten Bland and Broadway choreographer Josh Prince's Dance Lab New York. Ms. Wilson as a teaching artist is currently working with Alvin Ailey Arts in Education, KCFAA and COAR. Most recently Ms. Wilson previously worked with The Public theatre as assistant director of movement to Stefanie Batten Bland for the production of Eve’s Song.

Ms. Wilson is also proud to embark on a project with her husband Winston Dynamite Brown as associate artistic director for TDE. Latra is  currently being represented by LDCArtists.

REBECCA OVIATT

Director of Operations & Development

Rebecca Oviatt received a BA in Dance and Arts Education from the State University at Brockport and an MA in Dance Education from New York University with NYS K-12 Certification. Rebecca pursues dance performance, instruction, and choreography throughout NYC. Rebecca has had the pleasure of dancing for NYC choreographers Jana Hicks and Marijke Eliasberg (The Next Stage Project). 

 

Currently Rebecca is the Middle School Dance teacher at Brooklyn Prospect Charter School as well as head coach for DANCEWAVE Company, a youth pre-professional dance company in Brooklyn, NY.

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TARA BELLARDINI

Web Development

Tara Bellardini (Mine Hill, NJ)  trained with East Coast Movement under the direction of Billy Larson. She graduated from Morris County School of Visual and Performing Arts and is a graduate of The Ailey School Certificate Program. She has trained in summer intensives at Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and performed in the 2013 Cedar Lake Installation Chess. Ms. Bellardini performed in Alvin Ailey’s Memoria during Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 2014 and 2015 New York City Center seasons. She was also a part of "r-Evolution, Dream" by Hope Boykin for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in their New York City Center Season in 2016 and the Lincoln Center season in 2017.  She has worked with choreographers Adam Barruch, Norbert De La Cruz III, Ray Mercer, Darrel Grand Moultrie, Juel D. Lane,  Jennifer Archibald, Amy Hall Garner, and Alexandra Damiani and performed works by Andonis Foniadakis. She previously was a member of Ailey II from 2016-2018, toured for two months with Parsons Dance in China, was a guest artist with Owen/Cox Dance Group and is currently working with Jennifer Muller/ The Works.

Aside from dance, she has a passion for graphic design and is in the process of getting her own business started with her work.

 

CLASSES

Available on Youtube
TDE Week 1 Warm Up!
TDE Week 1 Virtual Warm Up
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Sun, Feb 23
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Class and Play Session at MMAC
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Thu, Dec 26
405 W 55th St
Ailey Extension (Advanced Beginner Contemporary)
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Thu, Dec 19
405 W 55th St
Ailey Extension (Absolute Beginner Horton)
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Fri, Dec 13
NYU Tisch School of the Arts
NYU Tish "Special Fridays"
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Fri, Dec 13
405 W 55th St
Ailey Extension (Advanced Beginner Contemporary)
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Thu, Dec 05
The Ailey Studios
Ailey Extension (Absolute Beginner)
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Mon, Nov 25
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Play Session
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Sat, Nov 23
Ballet Arts Center for Dance, NYC
Open Class
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