Black Life: Brontez Purnell

Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

Join us for EMOTIONAL/CONTENT, a solo dance performance addressing inner "alternative facts," by renowned Oakland dancer, musician, and author Brontez Purnell.

Purnell has been publishing, performing, and curating in the Bay Area for over ten years. He is the author of Fag School, The Cruising Diaries, and Johnny Would You Love Me If . . . (My Dick Were Bigger). He is the front man for the band The Younger Lovers, and cofounder with Sophia Wang of the Brontez Purnell Dance Company (BPDC). Composed of movers and artists of all disciplines, the company builds works that combine punk rock subversion and free jazz improvisation. Purnell has recently turned from music and dance to writing in order to paint a vivid portrait of a sex life in the San Francisco Bay Area now. Purnell lives and works in Oakland.