Patricia Brown

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Patricia Brown is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota where she received the College of Continuing Education Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Century Council Diverse Community Award. For 19 years Patrica has been an active member of the Twin Cities arts community as a choreographer, dancer, instructor and performer. She is primarily an African-based movement instructor whose style is rooted in the dance of West Africa, and other African regions, the Caribbean, and the Americas. She works in a wide variety of settings including primary and secondary schools, detention facilities, summer programs, dance studios, community centers, and the celebrated organizations such as VocalEssence WITNESS School Program. She works with both male and female students of all age groups. Her dance choreography has been seen on area stages including the Walker Arts Center, Southern Theater, Macalester College, the Minnesota Historical Society and Penumbra Theatre Summer Institute. As a movement coach, she has worked with Pillsbury House Theatre, Penumbra Theatre, History Theatre and Stepping Stone Theatre,. Her performance credits include Children's Theatre Company, O'Shaughnessy Auditorium, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet, and Mask Theatre, and Patrick's Caberet where she premiered her one woman show "Here I Stand" as part of the "People of Color Performance Workshop Caberet." National credits include Jazz at Lincoln Center, Guthrie Theatre, University of Michigan Men's Glee Club, Lincoln Memorial D.C., and St. John the Divine N.Y.. She also teaches at Macalester College.