Brittany Engel-Adams is an American Artist living in Downtown NYC.
Her work is typically live, and uses online data and software, to address some of the urgent challenges that we face in the 21st century -- as a way to -- enhance the condition of our humanity for future generations to come.
Engel-Adams holds a Master's degree from The University of the Arts' School of Dance Program at The (ICI) Institute Chorégraphique International - CCN Montpellier - Occitanie / Pyrénées Méditerranée (FR).
Her work has been presented, among others, at the Guggenheim Museum, Symphony Space NY, Kumble Theater, Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater, and PS 26, and in Movement Research Performance Journal No. 55.
Throughout her performance career, Engel-Adams performed with renowned choreographers such as Syliva Waters of Ailey ll, Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar of Big Dance Theater, Dana Katz, Donna Uchizono, Emily Coates, Moriah Evans, Netta Yerushalmy, Okwui Okpokwasili and Peter Born, Pat Birch, Pat Catterson, Pam Tanowitz, Stefanie Batten Bland, Yvonne Rainer, among others.
Engel-Adams 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. Engel-Adams has taught at The Alvin Ailey School, American College Dance Association Conference, Broadway Dance Center, Brooklyn Ballet, Bates College, DanceWave College Fair, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, 92nd Street Y, Joffrey Ballet, Steps on Broadway, among others.
Currently, Engel-Adams is working with Yvonne Rainer on a World Premiere Commission presented by New York Live Arts Theater, HELLZAPOPPIN’: What about the bees? Engel-Adams will present ‘BodyMouth’ alongside Kat Mustatea and Sidney San Martin at The Future Bodies Symposium. The Symposium features a constellation of new interdisciplinary research and practice in new media that considers the role of bodies, broadly conceived, in our collective future.
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