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Review: Brava Brockus! 7 Years of Eclectic and Outstanding Dance on The FRINGE
Published May 1st, 2019 |  LA Dance Chronicle
Nannette Brodie’s “Every Soldier Has a Story” was one of the most important and beautifully conceived statements of the evening.  We saw excerpts from a longer piece, but the impact was clear.  Beginning with a Soldier Recruitment Office, and moving through to the reality of war, it affected the audience enough to audibly hear gasps.  It was a subtle and brilliant overview of a piece that needs to be seen in full. The dancers Priya Chisti, Evyn Davis, AJ Dirickson, Julisa Figueroa, Dennzyl Green, Jennie Sustaita, and Erica Villalpando were so focused, and so clearly technically committed to the piece that one could only come along for the journey, as powerful and heartbreaking as it was. Nannette Brodie is the founder and artistic director of Nannette Brodie Dance Theater. - Joanne DiVito
Review: Los Angeles Dance Festival 2017 Opens its Fifth Season at Diavolo Dance Theatre
Published May 8th, 2017.  SeeDance.com
Nannette Brodie is the Artistic Director and principle choreographer for the Long Beach based Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre. Excerpt from STRENGTH IN SORROW, choreographed by Stephanie Maxim, is a nice example of what looks to be a powerful work. Lead by the very musical and strong performer Jennie Sustaita, a group of women are in mourning and consoling each other. Through their grief, or because of it, they join to become stronger. It was not clear from this one section exactly what or whom they were mourning or what the approaching challenges might be. The other strong cast members for this performance included Priya Chisti, Rebecca Kinzler, Stephanie Maxim and Teresa Rios. The music is composed by Vivaldi as arranged by Max Richter. Costumes are by Stephanie Maxim. - Jeff Slayton. 
 
Long Beach Gazettes, Long Beach, California September 15, 2012
"Dancers from the Nannette Brodie Dance Theater support and complement the principals....The music, the text, the choreography and the lighting were inextricably intertwined, and together created an enchanting hour that was constantly changing but always deep and profound." - Jim Ruggirello
 
Review: Aquarium provides perfect setting for lyrical ode to the ocean
Long Beach Press Telegram, Long Beach, California September 13, 2012
"...four dancers from the Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre - Javier Gonzalez, Alexis Loffer, Ishmael Murillo and Stephanie Maxim - provided an athletic and stirring vision of the ocean. That dancing included Cirque du Soleil-like use of a white sheet hanging from a walkway above the stage, and intermingling the singers with the dancers throughout the work. - John Farrell

 
The Paper Nautilus Easy Reader, Southern California September 13, 2012
"The Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre added a kind of stately swelling and surging that enhanced the effect of watery currents that lift our singers..." - Bondo Wyszpolski
 
Lister Review: Long Beach Opera's Liquid Magic LauriesList - Online Blog September 12, 2012
"Nannette Brodie’s choreography was mesmerizing. The dancers moved smoothly across the stage while tossing the singers to and fro, as if they were singing in the waves or the currents of the ocean. It was a beautiful homage to both the strength and tranquility of the ocean." - Blog Contributor
 
Fathoming Enchanted Waters in Long Beach Opera West September 11, 2012
"I also found the work of choreographer Nannette Brodie and her dancers to be gorgeous in its simplicity, its fluid movement and in the pleasing architecture of its posed stage pictures." - David Gregson
 
Compelling 'Maria de Buenos Aires' a triumph for director Andreas Mitisek
Long Beach Press Telegram, Long Beach, California February 2, 2012
"This work is as much about the dance as it is about politics, and members of the Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre proved elegant as tangueros, and Southwell was as effective as any of her colleagues in dances with Gonzalez." - John Farrell
 
MUSICAL NOTES: Long Beach Opera Delivers Power
Gazettes.com - Gazette Newspapers Long Beach California February 2, 2012
"Members of the Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre were a silent, brooding presence." - Jim Ruggirello
 
Politicized Piazzolla: Long Beach Opera presents provocative “Maria de Buenos Aires”
Opera West January 30, 2012
"I should not forget to commend the Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre for its memorable contribution to the complex and evocative visual imagery in this superlative production." - David Gregson
 
Opera review: 'Maria de Buenos Aires' by Long Beach Opera Los Angeles Times January 30, 2012
"The Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre danced credibly but perhaps made its biggest impact in handling Maria’s dead body as if reenacting the Deposition from the Cross." - Chris Pasles
 
Opera review: Philip Glass' 'Akhnaten' at Long Beach Opera at last Los Angeles Times, March 20, 2011
 
A 3-D Spectacular - Philip Glass's "Akhnaten" ConcertoNet.com - The Classical Music Network, March 20, 2011
"Long Beach Opera’s chorus is a major force in Akhnaten, bearing significant dominance and angular dynamism seen through the eyes of Nannette Brodie. Whether slightly changing silhouetted profiles or the more militaristic ballet march during the construction scene entitled “The City”, Ms. Brodie’s choreography abounds with abstract movements akin to the tempo set forth in the music." - Christie
 
Grimstad Opera West - Philip Glass's "Akhnaten" Yet Another Exciting Success for Long Beach Opera
Opera West, March 20, 2011
"The choreographic aspects, often reminiscent of the sorts of figuration's seen on Egyptian monuments, were superbly executed by Nanette Brodie and the Nannette Brodie Dance Theater" - David Gregsonng

 

THEATERS HOSTING NBDT

 Among the many venues Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre has performed at are:

The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, Hollywood

Nicholas J. Horn Theatre, Las Vegas

STOA Theatre, Helsinki, Finland

Martha B. Knoebel Theater of CSULB, Long Beach, CA

City Center Studios, New York

El Portal Theater, North Hollywood

Marriott Dance Center Theater, Salt Lake City

Fred Kavli Theater, Thousand Oaks, CA

Madrid Theater, Canoga Park, CA

Citrus College Theater, Azusa, CA

Matilija Auditorium, Ojai, CA

Key Club, Hollywood

Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, Redondo Beach, CA

McCallum Theater, Palm Desert, CA

California State University Northridge

Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA

Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine, CA

Teatro de la Danza, Mexico City

Armstrong Theater, Torrance, CA

Cal-State Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA

Cal-Neva Theater, Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Theatre de la Danse Golovine, Avignon, France

Le Regard du Cygne Theater, Paris, France

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