The Poetry Project

mayfield brooks

mayfield brooks improvises while black, and is currently based in Lenapehoking the homeland of the Lenape people also known as Brooklyn, New York. mayfield is a movement-based performance artist, vocalist, urban farmer, writer, and wanderer. mayfield studied contemporary dance at the School for New Dance in Amsterdam, NL, Moving on Center in Oakland, CA, holds a MFA in Theater and Dance from UC Davis, and a Masters in Performance Studies from Northwestern University. mayfield was a 2017 artist in residence at Movement Research NYC, a 2019 Dance and Process artist at The Kitchen NYC, and is currently an artist in residence at the Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn, NY and Abrons Arts Center. mayfield teaches urban farming courses for Farm School New York, and teaches & performs dance and vocal improvisation nationally and internationally from their life/art/movement practice Improvising While Black/IWB.