Ever since they were founded in 2011, Bryn Cohn & Artists have been performing all around the country, with their latest destination being the Knickerbocker Theatre downtown. Bryn Cohn is a nationally recognized dancemaker, writer and educator, as well as the founder of the group.
Cohn graduated from the California Institute of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance and has taught at several universities and dance centers. She has also been commissioned by Louis Vuitton, Grand Valley State University, California State University and several other big-name companies since graduating college. Cohn is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts candidacy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Cohn and the Artists, Chelsea Ainsworth, Nico Gonzales, Jessica Malat, Yuliya Romanskaya and Will Tomaskovic, performed four pieces Friday night in their show titled “The Art of Loss.”
All four pieces were choreographed by Cohn and were pulled from a collection of repertory from 2012-2017. “Skin,” “Home” (excerpt) and “4AM” were all performed by the full dance company, while “If You Sink” was a duet. Each performance told a story through the choreography and the movements of the artists. The Great Performance Series is putting on six shows for the 2018-19 season. Tickets for individual shows or for the season can be purchased at the Hope Ticket office or by calling 616-395-7890. Tickets are free for Hope students.