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L@TE: Friday Nights @ BAM/PFA: Brontez: It’s an Underwear Thing

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L@TE: Friday Nights @ BAM/PFA: Brontez: It’s an Underwear Thing

2155 Center Street
94720 Berkeley
CA

February 11th, 2011 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Performance
WEBSITE:  
http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Other (outside areas listed)
EMAIL:  
bampfa@berkeley.edu
PHONE:  
510.642.0808
OPEN HOURS:  
Wednesday–Sunday, 11am–7pm
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
University of California Berkeley
TAGS:  
performance
COST:  
$0-$7

DESCRIPTION

L@TE: Friday Nights @ BAM/PFA: Brontez with Brilliant Colors

(Doors 5 p.m., DJ 6:30 p.m.)
Programmed by Betty Nguyen

You may know Brontez Purnell as the guy in his underwear from local Gravy Train!!! fame, but did you know he's been dancing since he was nineteen? His influences include 1960s avant-garde choreographer Yvonne Rainer's fluid movements, combining narrative and daily repetitive actions; people-watching on his Oakland block; and Janet Jackson. Brontez with Brilliant Colors will showcase a new body of work by the Brontez Purnell Dance Company that combines dance choreography with dance films shot in Super 8: Itzel, Whenever I Get Off the Floor I'm a Total Fucking Hurricane, Free Jazz, and The Beats Are Falling Down. Brontez keeps it punk and street, performing without costume around creative set elements. As part of the participatory piece Free Jazz, Brontez will teach you some moves, too. As if that weren't enough, the evening will feature original scores created by Purnell in collaboration with Taji Maalik. With opening band Brilliant Colors and DJ Myles Cooper.

L@TE: Friday Nights @ BAM/PFA

Friday night programs typically begin at 7:30 p.m. in Gallery B; doors open at 5 p.m. with DJs in the lobby or Gallery B at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $7; free for BAM/PFA members and Cal students. For more information on L@TE programs and our guest programmers, please visit bampfa.berkeley.edu/exhibition/late.

 

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