HILARY BROWN is a New York City based interdisciplinary choreographer and performer, originally from Toronto, Canada. Brown graduated from École de danse contemporaine de Montréal, and has since participated in projects with internationally renowned dance and visual artists including Bouchra Ouizguen, Jillian Peña, Melissa Riker, Doug Elkins, Linda Tegg and Candice Breitz.
In 2013, she co-founded the performance collective, Same As Sister (S.A.S.), with Briana Brown-Tipley. The sisters’ works/commissions, which are at the intersection of live and digital forms, have been presented at venues in Greece, Italy, France, Canada and the United States: Video Art Miden screenings at Kinitiras, Marmo - Libreria d’Arte Contemporanea, MOMus - State Museum of Contemporary Art and the Archaeological Museum of Messenia, AUNTS at La MaMa Experimental Theater Club, Danspace Project (Platform 2018), Centre d'Art Marnay Art Centre (2017 Artist Program Residents), Movement Research and Bailout Theater at Judson Memorial Church, BRIC Arts | Media House (2015 BRIClab Residents), Dancemakers Centre for Creation and New York Live Arts (2014-15 Fresh Tracks Residents), among others. S.A.S. are 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows in Choreography from The New York Foundation for the Arts, 2017 Emergency Grantees in Dance from The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and 2019-20 Finalists for The Jerome Hill Artist Fellowships in Dance from The Jerome Foundation. In 2020, the collective will premiere their newest commission for Women in Motion NYC at the Flea Theater, and be in a creation residency at Base: Experimental Arts + Space in Seattle, Washington.
Brown formed HB² PROJECTS in 2017, as a choreographic platform to expand her collaborations in performance. Over the past two years, HB² PROJECTS has created and presented the evening-length, NEW YORK SKETCHES: So The People Came, with composer and conductor, Lamy Istrefi Jr. | Musical Minds Orchestra (MMO) at the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (Exploring the Metropolis’ 2017-18 Choreographer + Composer Residents), as well as the interactive duo/quartet, YOU ARE SOMEONE ELSE (TOO), with Norwegian dance artist, Kristina Hay at Judson Memorial Church (Movement Research at the Judson Church), Socrates Sculpture Park (Norte Maar’s 2018 Dance at Socrates Residents) and The Castle Rockaway (The Beach Sessions x AUNTS).
Image: © Briana Brown-Tipley | YN/OT