Our mission is to encourage and promote the growth of dance
for children and adults in the Detroit metropolitan communities.
Bringing together a unique group of dancers, BRDT desires to
communicate to our audiences the beauty that can be found in our
differences through the artistry of movement.
Founded in 2004 by Shirley Ann Bryant, the name BRDT is derived
from the expression that the physical matter (body) possesses a spirit
rhythm that performs daily on the stage of life. Once these physical
beings cease to exist, the rhythm of the spirit will be remembered and
felt throughout this life’s course.
Body Rhythm Dance Theatre is comprised of dancers of various ages,
ethnicity and backgrounds. The ensemble is a modern dance company, performing a repertoire of modern, jazz, hip hop in theme and ethnic.
The company provides community services by teaching after school
dance classes and performances.