Graham Brown, Artistic Director of SONDERimmersive, has been an integral part of the SLC dance and performance scene for over 15 years. A graduate of the University of Utah Department of Modern Dance, he founded the collaborative improvisation performance group Movement Forum in 2003 with which he created new work, performed, and facilitated various community engagements locally and nationally for almost 10 years.
He performed for several years with PEARSONWIDRIG DANCETHEATRE, directed by NYC artists Sara Pearson and Patrik Widrig. With PWDT he performed nationally and internationally both stage and site-specific work.
Graham received his MFA in dance from the University of Maryland where he focused on integrating dance and theatre. His 2017 work Sonder was the first fully produced outgrowth of this research. Sonder occupied three stories of the Historic Eagle’s Hall building (now café Molise) in Downtown SLC, for a 6-week sold out run of shows to which many returned multiple times.
He has also choreographed for several straight plays, including Let The Right One In with Christopher Clark and Morag Shepherd at An Other Theatre Company in Provo, UT. Graham was a full-time professor in the Dance Department at BYU from 2013-2018. He created SONDERimmersive in 2019.
Short excerpt of my work Sonder
Havana Cuba, 2016
Improvisational work with dancer Raja Kelly and musician Michael Wall
Excerpt of Oashisu by PEARSONWIDRIG DANCETHEATRE
Direction: Sara Pearson, Patrik Widrig
A compilation of class phrases at BYU; 2013-2018