Britney is like a quiet storm. Her dedication to dance is rocksteady …and then she hits you with a crazy athletic move or a deeply personal moment out of nowhere. Or maybe it just seems that way because I have known Britney for over 10 years (whoa) and she’s constantly one of the most resolute women I know. Her ability to defend and stand up for creative expression in herself and in others is a true talent. So when you know a powerhouse like her you also want to know what makes them tick. She’s the perfect feature for this week too because she has some upcoming shows. Check out her response to our What Moves You? project and read more about her below!
Britney Falcon: Artistic Director & Choreographer for Falcon Dance
New York, NY
The way the paint falls across a canvas, is the way I see movement and energy falling across an open space. When I construct a new dance, there is often a rhythm or sound I feel, which guides the shape of the work.
Brit Falcon, from Rochester, NY, received a BFA in dance from The College at Brockport. While attending she was nominated by the dance department as the School of Arts and Performance Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award 2009. She also received the Friars Foundation and Rose L. Strasser Dance Awards, as well as a Merit Scholarship to the Bates Dance Festival. She has been given opportunities to perform work by artists such as William Evans, Larry Keigwin, Oliver Steele, Kista Tucker Dance, Inc., Treeline Dance Works, TrioDance Collective, and Jen Kosky Dance Theater. Her choreography has been shown throughout Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and New York, and in venues such as 92nd St. Y, Dixon Place, Triskelions Arts, BAX/ Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Green Space, Rochester Fringe Festival, Alchemical Theatre Laboratory, and The Center for Performance Research. Britney is currently apprenticing with David Dorfman Dance, and working with mentor Taylor Hatcher at Taylor Hatcher Sports Therapy (taylorhatcher.com). She is the artistic director for Falcon Dance