RED KEY DANCE THEATRE is Robin Neveu Brown and Kevin Alan Brown⎯ performers, directors, choreographers, and teaching artists. As co-directors of Red Key Dance Theatre, we have been creating physical/visceral/cerebral performance works that challenge the boundaries between dance, theatre, music, and performance art since 2006. Our work seeks to heighten the senses, ignite the imagination, burrow into the heart, and expose the beauty of the ordinary and everyday. We have performed, created, collaborated, and taught in various communities nationally as well as internationally in Russia, Albania, and Greece.
OUR VALUES AND MISSION
WE VALUE OPEN-DOOR CREATIVE PROCESSES THAT CULMINATE IN IMMERSIVE PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCES WITH THE POWER TO TRANSPORT AND TRANSFORM.
OUR MISSION IS TO CULTIVATE A COMMUNITY'S ABILITY TO UTILIZE THEATRE AND MOVEMENT TO ENGAGE, ACTIVATE, CHALLENGE, AND INSPIRE DIALOGUE.
ROBIN NEVEU BROWN
Robin Neveu Brown is a Hampton Roads and DC-based mover and shaker who grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia. From preschool all the way to her current role as a performer, choreographer, teacher, and mother, she has looked at all learning experiences through the eyes of a dancer. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts in dance performance and choreography for the teaching artist from the University of Maryland and is also a Certified Movement Analyst in the Laban/Bartenieff Movement System. She is a certified Pilates instructor, which she has been teaching for over a decade, and she earned her BFA in dance from the University of Florida.
She has had the pleasure of working with choreographers Deganit Shemy, Neta Pulvermacher, PEARSONWIDRIG DANCETHEATER, Stephanie Miracle, Tzveta Kassabova, Lisa Race, David Dorfman, Sarah Beth Oppenheim, Adele Meyers, and Tara Burns. Over the years, her research interests have expanded to include physical theatre, site-specific performance, and dance for the community and social change. She believes in educating thinking movers and moving thinkers, those that will shape the future of the dance world.
Robin served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock from Fall 2017 to Spring 2020. She currently serves on faculty at Christopher Newport University and the Governor's School for the Arts, Robin holds an active career as a performer, currently dancing with Orange Grove Dance, under the direction of Colette Krogol and Matt Reeves.
KEVIN ALAN BROWN
Kevin Alan Brown is a teaching artist, director and actor based in Little Rock, Arkansas. He received his MFA from the Academy for Classical Acting at the George Washington University in DC. He grew up in St. Petersburg, FL, where he participated in arts magnet schools from the 3rd grade until high school graduation. He earned a BFA in Musical Theatre and a minor in Dance from the University of Florida. He married his artistic collaborator and college sweetheart Robin Neveu Brown in 2007.
Kevin has worked with the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Roundhouse Theatre, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Folger Theatre, Adventure Theatre, the Arkansas Repertory Theater, Arkansas Shakespeare Festival, and the ACANSA Arts Festival.
He is a passionate teaching artist bringing theatre and movement into various communities including elementary, middle schools, high schools, universities, and community and senior centers. Kevin served as Resident Teaching Artist with the Arkansas Repertory Theatre for three years, specializing in devising new works with young theatre artists. Kevin served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff from Fall 2018 to Fall 2020, and also served as adjunct faculty at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He currently works as an arts integration specialist with Wolf Trap Foundation.
As an educator and performer, Kevin uses his varied skills and experiences to devise new works as well as tackle classical and contemporary theatre. Kevin is also a musician and singer/songwriter.