Graham BrownAssistant Professor

    Area: Contemporary

    Office: 292 RB

    Phone: (801) 422-2377



    Graham Brown (BFA: U of UT; MFA: U of MD) joined the dance department in 2013. He teaches courses in technique, choreography, partnering, identity, and history. His research is focused on creating large scale collaborative experiential dance theater productions that blend physicality, theatricality, and audience interaction to tell personal stories through abstract performance.

    His most recent work Sonder is an immersive dance-party theatre experience occupying three stories of the historic Eagle’s Hall building in downtown Salt Lake City. Sonder had a 6-week sold out run and was seen by over 1,200 people, many of whom returned multiple times. His next large scale immersive theatre work, Apple Falling, is centered on questions regarding inheritance and legacy. “Can you control how far the apple falls from the tree?” 

    Graham currently performs internationally with PEARSONWIDRIG DANCETHEATER (Washington, DC). He is sustained by his wife Lehua Estrada and their children Isobella, Oliver, Elliette, and Ana.

    Research Interests:

    Evening-length performance work, immersive theatre, choreography for theatre, site-specific performance, contact improvisation

    Recent projects:

    Upcoming: The Little Prince produced by Sackerson. Opening November 24.

    Sonder – An immersive dance-party theatre experience produced by Sackerson. The first full-scale immersive theatre work presented in the state of Utah. SLC, March-April 2017

    A Mobile Excursion – An evening-length work that merges site-specific performance, installation art, and immersive theatre. A collaboration with visual artist Aundrea Frahm and the BYU dancEnsemble, Provo, November 2016

    You – Evening-length work produced by the RDT LINK series, SLC, Jan 2015

    PEARSONWIDRIG DANCETHEATRE – performance tours to Havana, Cuba; St. Petersburg, Russia; NYC; and Washington, DC. Upcoming: A three city tour of Mexico, spring 2018.

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