Ali Kenner Brodsky
Dance-Theater, Dance for Film, Curation.
What do you hope to gain from RDDI: New England Now?
I'm looking forward to collaborating and brainstorming with fellow dancemakers from around New England. I hope to strengthen my relationships with fellow artists as well as with funders, presenters, and audiences throughout New England, with the hope of developing a better understanding of the performing arts landscape and how to share my work within it.
Ali Kenner Brodsky makes gesturally rich and emotionally driven dance-theater works that ask the viewer to indulge in a world of reflection, remembering, and connection. Her choreography is largely autobiographical and deals with life cycle, remembering, stages of grief, and the process of dying. Her dance company, ali kenner brodsky & co., produces, presents, and tours original works of choreography and dance films. Ali was a 2019 artist-in-residence at the Croft: Ground for Art, a 2018-19 Catalysts artist at the Dance Complex, 2016 Emerging Choreographer in Residence at Bates Dance Festival, and 2014 recipient of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Choreography Fellowship. In 2003–04, she was an artist-in-residence at Joyce SoHo in NYC. She has received support from NEFA’s New England States Touring and Dance Fund and from the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County. Kenner Brodsky’s work has been performed at Joyce SoHo, Puffin Room, DanceNow Festivals, Dance Space, WAX, Dixon Place, Judson Church, Dumbo Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival, Wilbury Theater Group, Dance Complex, AS220, Jamestown Arts Center, Great Friends Festival, Provincetown Dance Festival, Massachusetts Dance Festival, Southern Vermont Dance Festival and Dance for Peace.
Alongside David Henry, Lila Hurwitz and Andy Russ, Ali co-founded Motion State Arts which presents innovative dance-films and live performances from local, national and international artists. She is a new Board member for New England Presenters, a consortium providing leadership and support for the presentation and development of the performing arts in New England. She also works as a dance advisor, curator, and administrator to the Zeiterion Theater in New Bedford, MA. Ali has designed award-winning choreography for The Wilbury Theater Group (Providence), and worked as a rehearsal director and dancer with the national touring company Lostwax Multimedia Dance from 2012–15. She has also performed with Andy Russ, Betsy Miller Dance Projects, Jessica Howard, Rose Pasquarello-Beauchamp, Emma Hogarth and 83 paperbirds-moving lab. She has been on the adjunct dance faculty at Roger Williams University, Salve Regina University and Dean College, and has been a guest choreographer at Salve, Dean, Skidmore, and Providence Colleges. She graduated with honors in dance from Skidmore College. A Rhode Island native, Ali Kenner Brodsky makes home in Dartmouth, Massachusetts with her husband, two children and five chickens.
Photo by Rich Ferri