Moderating the session: Performing the CIty - Saturday, November 6 at 1:00 pm
Brent received his early training at the professional programs of both the RWB and The School of Contemporary Dancers (SCD). After graduating from SCD in 1990 Brent began his professional dance career with Dance Collective followed by Ruth Cansfield Dance and Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers (WCD). Throughout his years of performing he has worked with many choreographers including Tedd Robinson, Julia Sasso, Davida Monk, Joe Laughlin, Yvonne Coutts, Harold Rheaume, Lee Eisler, Rachel Browne, Stephanie Ballard, Karen Kuzak, Lesandra Dodson, Sharon Moore, Constance Cook, Christina Medina and Tom Stroud. Brent was appointed the Artistic Director of WCD in June of 2005.
Brent has created two full length works for WCD, (STRUCK in 2008 and Between the Sycamore in 2009). His other full length choreographic endeavours include Coming in to Autumn with actor Naomi Cooke, His Banner Over Me with clarinettist Lori Freedman and a co-production with Christina Medina entitled as long as now. Brent's work also includes directing and choreographing Winn Wells' play Gertrude Stein and a Companion, which toured both Canada and England. Brent's choreographic contribution to England's physical theatre company, Foursight Theatre, was recently seen across England in the production of Can Any Mother Help Me?