John Malpede and Henriëtte Brouwers – LAPD
Local Artists in Residence
1653 18th Street #4, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Henriëtte Brouwers is a performer, director, teacher and producer. Henriëtte has been the Associate Director of Los Angeles Poverty Department since 2000, and is a collaborator/producer at RFKinEKY, a community-based re-enactment of Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 trip to Kentucky to investigate poverty in the Appalachia. She is featured in artist Bill Viola’s renowned The Passions series. She studied dance and theater in the Netherlands, as well as corporeal mime with Entiènne Décroux, and “Theater of the Oppressed” with Augusto Boal in Paris.
She performed her solo, ‘La lengua, the tongue of Cortès,’ both in the US and the Netherlands and directed a series of performances based on Mexican legends: ‘Weeping Women and War’ with Pomona College students, ; ‘La Llorona, Weeping Women on Skid Row’ with the LAPD, which was performed on Skid Row and at a national conference on women and poverty at Scripps College, and ‘La Llorona, Weeping Women of Echo Park’ with a group of Latina immigrant women in Echo Park. Henriëtte received a HOTHOUSE project grant from UCLA’s WAC department to research the legend of La Loba through drawing, movement and singing.
Henriëtte is happy to live at 18th street, near the big ocean, and take care of the community garden.