Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre & South Coast Dance Arts
Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre, a modern dance company of drama, wit, joy and invention capable of moving everyone in their audience, presented their first performance in 1986.
Nannette Brodie is the artistic director and principal choreographer for the company. According to Nannette, “Dance should be a celebration, an exploration of ourselves and our environment, of our culture and our world.” NBDT has given performances for over 275,000 people both within the Southern California area and by touring nationally and internationally.
The Arts Council for Long Beach has given continual support since 1989 for concert seasons, administrative development, marketing and school residencies.
NBDT is a member and frequently showcases for presenters at the Western Arts Alliance Conferences and for the Association for Performing Arts Presenters in New York.The company is available for touring with their Heartland production, All Thing Irish show and their repertoire concerts, including their children’s production, Flight of the Imagination.
NBDT collaborated with the nationally recognized Long Beach Opera for four seasons, choreographing Akhnaten, Maria de Buenos Aires, Ainadamar, Paper Nautilus and Camelia la Tejana. This was a great opportunity for the NBDT dancers to work with the talented director, Andreas Mitisek.
NBDT, along with their foundation, South Coast Arts Alliance, produces the So-Cal Dance Invitational, a showcase of Southern California dance companies, in Orange County and Los Angeles. The productions have been presented at the Robert B. Moore Theater, the Golden West College Theater and the Ford Theater in Hollywood in collaboration with the LA Arts Commission.