BRKFST Dance Company

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About

BRKFST Dance Company, founded in 2014, is a collaborative ensemble of breaking choreographers based in Saint Paul, MN. BRKFST incorporates abstract, narrative, and pedestrian driven movement into their impressive and physically rigorous work by combining breaking with contemporary dance vernacular.      

BRKFST’s egalitarian, virtuosic choreographic collaboration is deeply rooted in the Hip Hop adage, "Each One Teach One". Regardless of class, race, experience, age or gender, everyone remains both teacher and student. BRKFST's lineage stems from breaking and hip hop culture: earning respect from battles, receiving real world critique and embodying inclusivity by passing down their knowledge to the new generation. The lived experiences of this collective who identify as working class, queer, femme and BIPOC, inform their compositions.

BRKFST performs regionally, premiering work at the Walker Arts Center, Southern Theater, The Cowles Center and Orchestra Hall with The Minnesota Orchestra; nationally in the Belding Theater at The Bushnell Hall with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra in Hartford, CT and internationally in Dublin, Ireland in connection with Dance2Connect Hip Hop Festival. Their film Dreamers (2019) was deemed an official selection in 11 international film festivals receiving the Grand Jury Award (In/Motion Festival 2021) and Best Experimental Film (Tirana International Film Festival 2020). BRKFST has set repertoire and original work with dancers at St. Olaf College in MN 2023, Carleton College in MN 2022, Dance2Connect Hip Hop Festival in Ireland 2022, Bates Dance Festival in ME 2022 and the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities 2021.

      


Awards

2023 National Performance Network Creation and Development Fund Project co-commissioned by John Michael Kohler Arts Center in WI, National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron in OH, Bates Dance Festival in ME and NPN in LA

2023 Creative Residency at The National Center for Choreography-Akron (NCCAkron) to take place in 2024

2023 Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) Arts Impact Grant 

2023, 2022 & 2021 Minnesota State Arts Board (MSAB) Creative Support Grant

2023 & 2019 MRAC Arts Activities Grant

2022 New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) National Dance Project (NDP) Production Grant 

2021 NEFA NDP Finalist 

2021 Mid Atlantic Arts USArtists International Grant




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BRKFST Dance Company

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Arts & Culture Education Community

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BIPOC Serving

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FBO: BRKFST Dance Company 7103 Ohms Lane
Edina, MN 55439

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