Brittany Engel-Adams

Is an artist working at the intersection of dance and technology.


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Brittany Engel-Adams is an artist working at the intersection of dance and technology. Her work is usually live, and uses online data and software, to peel off layers of culture, to discover our humanity and our challenges ahead. Setting live or recorded performances and installations, mimicking, playing, and transforming our way of viewing the world using code. Brittany’s work has been presented at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac / Paris Pantin (FR), Symphony Space / New York (NY), Rutgers University / New Brunswick (NJ), The Guggenheim Museum’s Works & Process / New York (NY), Movement Research Performance Journal / Issue 55, New Media Caucus at Virginia Tech / Blacksburg (VA), among other venues. Brittany holds a Master's degree in Dance, from The University of the Arts' School of Dance Program, at The (ICI) Institute Chorégraphique International, CCN Montpellier – Occitanie / Pyrénées Méditerranée (FR). As a dancer, Brittany performed with Yvonne Rainer, Big Dance Theater, Donna Uchizono Company, Lars Jan’s Early Morning Opera, Pam Tanowitz Dance Company, Okwui Okpokwasili, Ailey II among others. Brittany performed across disciplines for projects like Sleep No More (immersive theater); The White Album (multimedia theater) directed by Lars Jan; 10019 (site-specific performance) choreographed by Naomi Goldberg Haas. She is a co-star in the HBO television series ‘Boardwalk Empire’ and is featured in the film ‘Chiraq’ directed by Spike Lee. As an educator, Brittany has been on faculty at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Bates College, Brooklyn Ballet School, Broadway Dance Center, Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Studio Naim (Tel Aviv), Joffrey Ballet School, Steps on Broadway, among others. Brittany is currently a Harvestworks' 2023 New Works Residency Awardee.