Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre
Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre, a modern dance company of drama, wit, joy and invention capable of moving everyone in their audience, presented their first performance in 1986. The company has performed on a continual basis for the last twenty three years.
Nannette Brodie is the artistic director and principal choreographer for the company. According to Nannette, “Dance should be a celebration, an exploration of ourselves and our environment, of our culture and our world.” NBDT has given performances for over 275,000 people both within the Southern California area and by touring nationally and internationally, averaging 15 to 25 performances a year.
They have received support from the Arts Council for Long Beach, Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, L.A. County Board of Supervisors, California Council for the Humanities, Kaiser Permanente, Pacific Life Foundation, Kiewit Corporation, the Boeing Company, Orange County Community Foundation, Josephine Gumbiner Foundation, Dwight Stuart Foundation, and James A. Doolittle Foundation. The William Gillespie Foundation has awarded two grants to NBDT to develop international touring and to support their concerts in Southern California. The Arts Council for Long Beach has given continual support since 1989 for concert seasons, administrative development, marketing and school residencies. Support for the current year is from the Arts Council for Long Beach, L.A. County Arts Commission, L.A. County Board of Supervisors, James A. Doolittle Foundation, Dwight Stuart Foundation, the Long Beach Community Foundation and private donors.
NBDT is a member and frequently showcases for presenters at the Western Arts Alliance Conferences and for the Association for Performing Arts Presenters in New York.
NBDT has performed with the music ensemble, Enoch Train, at the Ford Amphitheatre of Hollywood in their evening work entitled, “Heartland—The Immigrant Experience.” This production has toured in California and Utah. The company also collaborated with musicians from Enoch Train on their production of “All Things Irish,” which was presented at the Madrid Theater in Canoga Park, CA. Both productions are available for booking. NBDT celebrated their 20th Anniversary in December of 2007. Since that time NBDT has traveled to Arizona and Nevada for residencies and festivals, toured to Iceland and Finland, and completed many educational outreach projects within their community. At present, the company is preparing to debut a major work, entitled “Body of Water,” which will premier in September of 2010 as part of a Los Angeles County Arts Commission grant.
They look forward to their 25th Anniversary in 2012.