MBB&CO is a contemporary American dance company under the artistic direction of Monica Bill Barnes. She is joined by a core of long-time collaborators: Associate Artistic Director and performer, Anna Bass; Lighting Designer, Jane Cox ; and Set and Costume Designer, Kelly Hanson.
Our mission is to celebrate individuality, humor and the innate theatricality of everyday life, and to uncover and delight in the underdog in all of us.
We create and perform full-length shows that tour the country’s biggest stages and tiniest rooms. We bring dance where it doesn’t belong - making site-specific shows in public places, mounting collaborations with radio hosts and bringing down the house at comedy shows. We are at our best fighting against all odds, both as a small not-for-profit company in America and as performers who are more likely to stumble than move with grace. We have learned to twirl batons, pack headdresses in checked luggage, fireproof paper confetti, roller skate, make movies, and balance chairs in our teeth. We are silent female clowns - imagine Buster Keaton in color and embodied in the female form.