Dan Brown | Imaginate Launchpad

Dan Brown | Imaginate Launchpad

Monday 25 - Friday 29 September

‘THIS IS MY SPACE, MY VERSION OF SPACE, JUST LIKE THE SPACE MOVIES – ALONE AND ISOLATED” A lone Astronaut stands masked in the darkness, a film of astronauts on the moon are projected behind them and the Astronaut begins to dance a zero gravity dance to a hyper pop soundtrack.

Through Imaginate’s Launchpad opportunity held in partnership with Dance Base, Dan will be using the week in Dance Base to explore a new dance piece that follows a lone astronaut lost in deep bubblegum space trying desperately to find their own space – a place to call home, to feel like they belong.

Drawing from his own autobiography as a young queer, working class person who has had to maneuver different spaces in order to survive/pass. The work is a space exposé of the patriarchal constraints placed on young queer working class people and how that shapes a person into finding their space.


Wednesday 25 October | 14:30 | BOOK HERE

Dan will be presenting a sharing of his work as part of the Imaginate Ideas Exchange 2023. Join us to see the first stage of this new work, and hear more from Dan and his collaborators on its creation. Please note this is a paid events and tickets will provide access to the full Ideas Exchange day.


About Dan Brown:

Dan Brown (not the author!) is a queer, working class dance artist and practitioner based in Blackburn West Lothian. His work is exists in dance, contemporary performance and film and utilises persona and popular iconography to contextualise meaning and mediate his own autobiography, opening up the micro to relate to the macro. His work is campy, queer and guaranteed to have a banging soundtrack. Dan uses film and video art within his practice as he is interested in how the content of his work can be mediated through digital technology and how video art projection can blend the worlds of film and performance together. Dan has made a variety of short films through Primary School residencies with 21Common and Reconnect Regal, which places the young people at the heart of the creation of the film and allowing them to become autonomous collaborators. Dan has just recently been part of the creative team on 21Commons new work ‘Common Is As Common Does: A memoir’ that premiered at Johnstone Town Hall in April. The work is a dance piece using western tropes to explore how the experience of violence and poverty can shape a man.

Instagram: @danbrownartist


Supported through Dance Base’s partnership with Imaginate