MEET BRENDAN DRAKE | Chapter 7 Artist

meet brendan. 

Brendan Drake is a Brooklyn based dance artist who uses, theatricality and disparate forms to create stylized performance spectacles. His work has been presented at HERE Arts Center, Triskelion Arts, Theater at the 14th street Y, Gowanus Loft, the CURRENT SESSIONS, Dixon Place and he was the proud recipient of a 2015 CUNY Dance Initiative Grant and residency through Baruch College. In addition to his work for the stage, Brendan choreographed the fall 2014 “Equality = Love” campaign for Adidas Originals/Pharrell Williams and commercial spots for Elle Magazine, Kate Spade, and Hermes. 

 Brendan received his BFA in Dance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he was a recent guest. He is a proud fiscally sponsored artist through Fractured Atlas and certified Pilates Mat and Apparatus Practitioner through the Kane School for Core Integration.

I am for an art that imitates the human, that is comic, if necessary, or violent, or whatever is necessary
— -Cleus Oldenburg

what he's showing at crawl.

The Big Finish exploits camp, humor and the american musical theater songbook to speculate what might happen if we actually “let our freak flags fly.” Incorporating text and movement framed by thoughts on queerness, vanity, isolation and suicide, The Big Finish examines the thin veneer of public decency and an unraveling of sanity.