DanceVisions 2019 Artist in ResidenceDawn Marie Bazemore|#dbdanceproject presents Letters and The Browder Project

April 19, 2019

Dawn Marie Bazemore, and her company #dbdanceproject, will present the premiere of Letters and a restaging of the acclaimed The Browder Project. DanceVisions is a comprehensive residency for a Philadelphia choreographer, and includes a stipend, access to rehearsal space, support from administrative staff, and a concert season. 

Philadanco: Dance Philly Style

April 12, 2019

For Dance Philly Style, Joan Myers Brown, the company’s vivacious founder, has crafted a show featuring acclaimed choreographers whose unique vision and style have shaped Philadelphia dance and influenced the art form worldwide; she specifically has chosen work from Philly-made choreographers, including an audience favorite from the late Gene Hill Sagan and exciting premieres from Rennie Harris and Dawn Marie Bazemore. 

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: A Celebration of Women in Choreography

March 28, 2019

Rowan University presents Breaking the Glass Ceiling: A Celebration of Women in Choreography featuring work by Helen Simoneau, Leslie Elkins and Dawn Marie Bazemore with a post performance chat moderated by Dr. Brenda Dixon Gottschild. 

Theatre Week: Hub Chats at the Performance Garage

February 11, 2019

During Philly Theatre Week, the Performance Garage will host a panel discussion centered around the spaces and

opportunities available for dancers within the field of theatre. This is a continuation of their ongoing Hub Chats

programming, relaxed group dialogues focusing on relevant topics for dance artists. This conversation will be geared to performing artists interested in Broadway, musicals, immersive theatre, dance theatre companies, and commercial dance.Join a panel of Guest Artists from NYC and Philadelphia who work on the intersection between dance and theatre for an informal discussion and chance to ask questions. 

Dawn Marie Bazemore will be speaking on the panel Collective Strategies for People of Color in Dance at IABD

January 26, 2019

Former Philadanco Dancer, Dawn Marie Bazemore named Performance Garage's ProjectVisions 2019 Resident Artist

January 07, 2019

The Performance Garage has awarded the 2019 DanceVisions residency to Dawn Marie Bazemore. Bazemore, a former Phildanco dancer whose creative focus is socio-political issues affecting the African American community, will create the world premiere of Letters, a collaborative performance about fragmented relationships and profound loss within American culture. 


Audition for #dbdanceproject

September 28, 2018

Open call for dancers for #dbdanceproject's 2019 season at The Performance Garage. Dawn Marie Bazemore is looking for male and female dancers to collaborate on the development of her new work for her dance collective #dbdanceproject....

The School at Jacob's Pillow Announces its 2018 Choreography Fellows

August 21, 2018

The School at Jacob’s Pillow announces the 2018 Choreography Fellows of The Ann & Weston Hicks Choreography Fellows Program. The new, unparalleled ten-day choreography program, which runs from August 21-31, fortifies The School at Jacob’s Pillow commitment to fostering early-career choreographers by providing invaluable mentorship, resources, and connections. An integral component of Vision ‘22, the organization’s five-year plan, The Ann & Weston Hicks Choreography Program strengthens the artistic core of Jacob’s Pillow, a National Medal of the Arts recipient and home to the longest running dance festival in the United States.

O&A NYC Dance: Philadanco Returns to the Joyce

June 07, 2018

"A Movement for Five by Philadanco alumni Dawn Marie Bazemore brings the injustice of the Central Park Five to the movement forefront in the era that where their most ardent detractors remains Donald Trump." Walter Rutledge, O&A NYC Magazine

#dbdanceproject Premiers The Browder Project at The Performance Garage

May 19, 2018

The Browder Project is a collaborative dance work inspired by the experiences of Kalief Browder who, at 16 years of age was falsely arrested and forced to spend three years of his life in one of the worst prisons on Rikers Island.  Kalief endured abuse at the hands of the gang affiliated inmates and the corrections officers who forced him to spend the majority of his stay in solitary confinement.  After ultimately being released without ever actually standing trial, Kalief struggled with mental instability, severe PTSD and spiraled into a deep sea of pain and paranoia, which ultimately ended in his untimely death by suicide at the age of 22.  The Browder Project explores the inherent racial bias that exists in our criminal justice system as well as the catastrophic mental effects of solitary confinement. In an effort to use art to advocate for social justice, Dawn Marie Bazemore’s dbdanceproject aims to use The Browder Project to increase awareness of Kalief’s story and prevent this mishandling of justice from destroying the lives of any more young black men.


“I always believed in standing up for what’s right and if I had pled guilty, my story would have never been told. I would’ve just been another criminal.”

Kalief Browder (1993-2015)

A Movement For Five Dialogue with Dawn Marie Bazemore

October 27, 2017

​The Center for the Performing Arts presents choreographer Dawn Bazemore in conversation with Kikora Franklin Friday, October 27 at noon in the ADRI, located on the ground floor of the Borland Building.

4/16/15 O&A Dance: PHILADANCO Launches 45th Anniversary Celebration with Having Our Say…The Voices of Women Choreographers

April 16, 2015

(photo credit: Lois Greenfield) Fresh off the heels of the acclaimed winter European tour of the James Brown Project Get on the Good Foot, Philadanco launches their 45th Anniversary Celebration with Having Our Say… The Voices of Women Choreographers April 17- 19 at Philadelphia’s Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center located at Broad & Spruce Streets. The program honors four generations of female choreographers, with four works by four female choreographers. The works presented include world premiere ballets by Philadanco alumna Dawn Marie Bazemore master choreographer Dianne McIntyre and audience favorites, My Science by Bebe Miller, and Jawola Willa Jo Zollar’s Hands Singing Song.  Walter Rutledge, Out and About in New York

Dawn Marie Bazemore Contributes to Dance Teacher Magazine

March 01, 2015

Dawn Marie Bazemore makes contributions to the article Make it Modern: Why and how to teach modern dance to young students by Lisa Okuhn in the March 2015 issue of Dance Studio Life magazine.  "Bazemore agrees that techniques like Graham and Horton are designed to build efficient, functional, strong and versatile bodies.  She believes the knowledge young dancers absorb in foundational study is especially important." _Okuhn

VCU Dance NOW Presents VCU Dance NOW 2015

February 01, 2015

Photo by Sarah Ferguson

VCU Dance NOW annually features new work by VCU Dance faculty and guest artists, performed by Dance majors. This year, the Department is pleased to present an excerpt from internationally known choreographer Doug Varone's work, DEMOCRACY, in addition to new work by fall visiting artist and former PHILADANCO company member Dawn Marie Bazemore. Additionally, the Department is pleased to present choreography by faculty members Martha Curtis, Robbie Kinter, Autumn Proctor Waddell, Scott Putman, Melanie Richards and Judith Steel.

Dying/IN by fall Artist In Residence Dawn Marie Bazemore is an exploration of community rooted in the understanding that what affects one affects all. This collaborative work addresses issues surrounding pertinent societal concerns and how a community of people, regardless of their differences, can support each other and incite change. 

VCU Announces it's 2014-15 Artists in Residence

August 12, 2014

Fall Artist In Residence Dawn Marie Bazemore was awarded scholarships to train at Ballet Academy East, Dance Theater of Harlem, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, and the Joffrey Ballet School. After ten years as principal dancer with Philadanco, Dawn began choreographing for fellow company members and went on to create works for Danco II and Berks Ballet Theater. For the past seven years, she has served as a faculty member at Berks Ballet Conservatory of Dance, Wayne Ballet, and Center for Dance Arts teaching all levels of ballet and modern dance. 

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