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$7,510 raised by 101 donors

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Brownbody: Black Artistry in Minnesota

Grounded in African diasporic perspectives,

Brownbody builds artistic experiences that disrupt biased narratives

and prompts audiences to engage as active participants in the journey.

“Modern dance on ice is a brilliant combination of art and form.”

    -Audience member

We (are) Black. We lead as Black. We believe in blackness. We center Black and Brown communities. Steeped in Black and African diasporic ways of life and artistry, our ensemble weaves a collaborative blend of dance, figure skating, music, theater, and education. Brownbody’s artistry reimagines the ice and the stage to shape, ignite, and sustain Black folks in revolution + transformation + healing. 

“Thank you for creating a piece combining new art forms while speaking of history and memory.  The combination was what was so spectacular and has stayed with me.  I've told many people about the show and how it was so unlike anything I have seen before.”

    -Audience Member

Thank you for your consideration of Brownbody. We’re working every day to bring arts and education to Black and Brown communities in St. Paul and across the metro.

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To learn more about our most recent production, Tracing Sacred Steps: Click here

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“I didn't realize how much life I would get from seeing brown folks on skates. I will see those images forever. Familiar beauty and grace in a setting that doesn't usually feel like it's for us.” 

-Audience member

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Arts & Culture Education

BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Serving




Vadnais Heights, MN 55127

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