Ran Brown

Ran Brown is an independent dance scholar based in Tel Aviv. He holds a B.Ed in dance education (Kibbutzim College) and an MA in arts (Tel Aviv University). He teaches contemporary dance at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (JAMD), performance history at the School of Visual Theatre (SVT) and dance history at the Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts, and regularly hosts a reading group for choreographers at Kelim Choreography Center. Brown recently edited and published the book Place for Action: Contemporary Choreography in Theory and Practice (Asia Publishers, 2014), focusing in articulating creative processes by Israeli choreographers and contextualizing contemporary choreographic methods. He is founder and co-editor of the online magazine Maakaf for performing arts since 2010. Brown also lectures about Israeli contemporary dance in various platforms. As a dancer, he has worked with German choreographer Jana Russell and Israeli choreographers Joseph Tmim, Ronit Ziv, Niv Sheinfeld, Odelia Kuperberg, Abigail Rubin, Nava Frenkel, and Rotem Tashach. In 2008, Brown received a danceWEB fellowship as part of ImPulsTanz International Dance Festival in Vienna.