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Brontez Purnell

Brontez Purnell has been publishing, performing, and curating in the Bay Area for over ten years. He is author of the cult zine "Fag School," frontman for his band "The Younger Lovers," and founder and choreographer of the Brontez Purnell Dance Company. Formerly a dancer with Gravy Train!!!, a queer electro indie band that gained national prominence in the mid-2000s, Purnell's other prominent artistic collaborations include his supporting role in the queer independent feature film, "I Want Your Love" (Dir. Travis Mathews, 2012), and as a dancer for local artist-choreographers Amara Tabor-Smith, Keith Hennessy, Eric Kupers, and Nina Haft, South African artist-choreographer Athi-Patra Rugra, and American performance artist William Pope.L. Since founding his dance company in 2010, Purnell has presented his original dance and movement theatre works at prominent Bay Area cultural institutions. He was recently granted the Creative Work Fund, The Kenneth Rainin, and the New York Cutting Edge Fund to begin work on his first documentary "Unstoppable Feat: The Dances of Ed Mock" about the life of late Black San Francisco experimental choreographer Ed Mock.

800 Chestnut St.

San Francisco,Ca