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the company


ChrisMastersDance is a Brooklyn-based contemporary dance company built by a team of interdisciplinary collaborators and directed by Chris Masters. Founded in 2012, the organization's philosophy in dance making is that the work should function as a container, seamlessly blending movement invention, theoretical investigation, and character-driven theatricality. Like a container, the work can be unpacked in myriad ways, allowing for greater accessibility and connectivity to diverse audiences. The New York Times notes the work is "psychologically driven... you might want to be in a mindful state." The primary objective is to create an empathetic avenue for dialogue between performer, witness, and community. The organization's body of work includes over 20 dance works, ranging from solos to ensembles, from shorter, site-adaptive projects to evening length site-specific performances.

Recent highlights include invitations to present work at Danspace Project, a sold-out run at La MaMa Moves! 2014, and ongoing professional level classes at Mark Morris Dance Center, and the construction of a commissioned evening length immersive dance theatre work in Beijing, China in 2015.



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