About BRAIN STORM:

Everett’s critically acclaimed Company takes audiences on a journey into the universe’s most complex structure – the human brain, in all its mystery and beauty. Using current neuroscience research and personal narrative as fuel, BRAIN STORM tells the tale of the brain and how it makes us human. BRAIN STORM seamlessly blends choreography, storytelling, factual information, humor, and video projection to create a multimedia dance/theater experience that informs, entertains, and provokes thought.

BRAIN STORM is informed by interviews with leading brain scientists, as well as a two-year residency at New Hampshire’s Crotched Mountain School, a facility for brain injury rehabilitation and education. The piece examines new developments in brain research, and the imminent neurological revolution – which includes the ability to map the spectrum of human emotions, beliefs, and tendencies.

Press Quotes:

So chockfull of images and movement that the audience comes away almost as breathless as the
performers… 
The entire show is a tour of many forces.”

– Johnette Rodriguez, The Providence Phoenix (Click here to read full review.)

“A visual delight, a work that you won’t take your eyes away from…a powerful piece of theater.” 
– Bill Gale, Rhode Island NPR  (Click here to read full review.)

“An ever-evolving pastiche of personal stories and facts about the mysteries of the brain…typical of Everett’s work, which often stretches the notion of dance.” 
– Channing Gray, The Providence Journal (Click here to read full review.)

What Audiences Are Saying: 

“What a wonderful, thought provoking performance! The performance gave me a sense of how fragile our minds can be, while showing the power a thought can have in transforming our state. The imagery of the piece is poetic, absorbing, and inspiring. Thank you Everett!!!”  -Sarah Sutton

“..it was about the relationsip between memory, past experience, and behavior; about the effect on behavior of normal and abnormal brain activity; and about the impact on emotion of various brain functions…The effect is powerful and conveys the wonder of our mental and emotional life. I found it very moving and amazingly communicative.”  -Nancy Murphy

“I came with my husband last night, he’s not a big dance or theatre fan and often comes to shows like this to keep me company and doesn’t get a lot out of them. He absolutely loved your show (as did I) and couldn’t stop talking about how wonderful it was. Thank you for making work that is so accessible, engaging, and inspiring.”  
-Heather Bryce Labor

BRAIN STORM was created through a multi-year artist residency produced by ARTVENTURES New England. BRAIN STORM was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust. Production residency for this work was supported by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional funding was provided by the MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. Support was also provided by the National Endowment for the arts.