Chafin Seymour is a Brooklyn native whose experience in dance has been investigative and eclectic. He began his training in earnest during his high school years with Dancewave and at the Packer Collegiate Institute. He received his BFA with Distinction in Dance from The Ohio State University in 2012. During his time there he was privileged to work with such artists as Susan Hadley, Vera Blaine, and Bebe Miller. He founded seymour::dancecollective in 2011 with intentions of crossing boundaries culturally and aesthetically. The collective has presented original work at venues such as Center for Performance Research (CPR), Dixon Place, WAX Works, The Brooklyn Dance Festival, Triskelion Arts, The Current Sessions, The Secret Theater, Gibney Dance and Movement Research at Judson Church.
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Chafin's work for CRAWL is equal parts dance party and litmus test. This is a dominant physical performance created by diverse dance artists “based” in electronic, gospel & rap music with the overlay of religious sects, literary genre and popular culture. BASED questions the importance of personal perspective and self-actualization in a culture dominated by group thinking and gut reactions.