On this episode of DLEW, I talk with Arica Brown, Founder, Executive Director, and Artistic Director of Consuming Kinetics Dance Company.
Inspiration is something that every artist chases, but feels nearly impossible to hold onto. Planning your inspiration is one thing, but Arica takes inspiration to a whole new level with inspiration research. Join us to hear how you can take hold of YOUR OWN inspiration.
Arica Brown has a Bachelor of Art in Dance from University of Missouri – St. Louis where she studied under the direction of Alicia Okouchi-Guy and Robert Scoggins. She also holds a certificate in Somatic studies from Washington University where she studied under David Marchant. Arica is the Founder, Executive and Artistic Director of Consuming Kinetics Dance Company. CKDC has worked with dancers in and around the St. Louis area and abroad, extending all the way to France, Korea, Italy, Russia and Poland. Arica has hosted several master classes throughout St. Louis, Denver and the state of Arkansas. Arica has worked with numerous 501c3 organizations in the area including Urban Future in St. Louis and JTC Academy in East St. Louis, IL providing dance instruction to transitional students. She is currently working with Springboard both as a dance educator and a facilitator for other CKDC teaching artists. Arica was voted the Most Moving Instructor of 2016 by ClassPass and was one of three women to be recognized as Women Who Inspire through Dance St. Louis’s New Dance Horizons, 2017. She was also featured on NOW96.3 as Woman of the Week in March 2017 and can be found in the April release of St. Louis Magazine. Arica is so excited to be featured on Dance Like Everyone is Watching and would like to thank Andrea for the great conversation.
Dance Like Everyone’s Watching with Andrea Muhlbauer is the show that brings you inspiration and insight into the world of dance and choreography. Andrea and her amazing guests are saying the things that no one else will. D.L.E.W. will tackle the MAJOR problems facing dance and the arts: the diminishing of audiences, the rise of new technologies, and the loss of artistic purpose. Slightly controversial opinions and real talk are guaranteed.