BRYON CARR holds an MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Arts from Brooklyn College. He has trained, taught and performed throughout the U.S. and Europe. He began his dance training at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA. In ‘96 Carr moved to New York City to further his technique and attended classes regularly at The Cunningham Studio and The Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance where he auditioned and was accepted into The Martha Graham Ensemble. Carr also worked for NYC based, Chen and Dancers, The Erick Hawkins Dance Company, Popo and Gogo Boys and Pele Bauch Performance Group. In ‘02 Carr formed his own dance company Bryon Carr Dance and Mixed Media and a year later deputed their 1st evening-length work at the Cunningham Studio. In ‘04 they received a 6-month rehearsal/performance residency from Michael Carson Productions. In '05 BCDMM received a private donation to produce another evening-length performance at the Joyce Soho. BCDMM has also been presented by, Movement Research, Dance New Amsterdam, Dixon Place, Joyce SoHo, The Wave Rising Series, Triskelion Arts Center and Chashama Arts. Outside of New York, BCDMM has shown in Seattle, Boston, and Berlin. In 2013 Carr moved back to Seattle and has been commissioned to choreograph for the Full Tilt Festival, Strictly Seattle, Men in Dance Festival, Take Pause and The Boost Festival. He recently collaborated with visual artist Kharis Kennedy to create and interactive dance/video performance titled, Dance2Me which had its debut at the Take 5 Festival in St. Croix, VI. Carr is currently on faculty at Bellevue College teaching ballet and eXit Space Dance Center teaching modern and ballet.
REVIEW QUOTES: Bryon Carr’s Juggling the World Forward, seemed to be studies in form. Juggling was staged in front of projected abstract paintings by Teresa Getty; the dancers moved in fluid sweeps between formations, becoming living manifestations of the brushstrokes. -Seattle Dances 2016
Bryon Carr’s multimedia-heavy opener, Home+away, transformed the blackbox-style Founders Theater into a dynamic space with limitless possibilities. Occupying Carr’s landscape of abstract sound, lighting, and video were four highly-skilled dancers who showed off first robotic, and then athletic movement phrases à la Merce Cunningham. -Seattle Dances 2014 “His emotional and technical range were apparent in this piece. He could be a fey, juvenile Pee Wee Herman, a Stan Laurel clown, a Merce Cunningham style or a Jacques D’Amboise style dancer.”-Attitude Magazine 2007
“…the juxtaposition of precise, urgently repeated movement sequences with the crude lines and color blocks projected onto the stage of the Joyce SoHo began to suggest exciting ideas about space and time, and the body’s strange relationship to both.”-New York Times 2005