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Based in New York City and grounded in Kansas City, The DynamitExperience (TDE) founded 2019 by Winston Dynamite Brown and Latra Wilson, is a Contemporary Dance Company serving as a platform for creative investigations and community engagement. TDE works with the local community, specifically those that generally do not see themselves represented on stage. By examining the human condition and our relationships, the company explores movement that resonates with audiences and stimulates conversation. At the root of this experience lies the “It takes a village” approach, born from Dynamite’s experiences growing up in Kansas City. The DynamitExperience strives to funnel that energy back into the communities that created us.
We believe that through performances, teachings, and creative collaborations, TDE continues to establish itself as an anchor for the communities that helped build us. Our classes and workshops are often labeled “play sessions”; understanding that this explorative, creative artistic process is essential to the healthy expression of our communities. Our company, infused in these offerings, soaks up the individual contributions of each participant and aims to reflect the essence of the community we’re serving.
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; 8 new works and 12 dancers illustrating an arch between past, present and future, and insight to the direction of TDE’s current creative inclinations. Our formidable company of dedicated Artists have remained connected through the Pandemic and are looking forward to premiering Love: Recognize / Reflect in 2022.