David Brick is Co-Director of Headlong- a platform for performance and art research and Director of the Headlong Performance institute. He collaborates broadly in creating performance, participatory installations and community. The experience of growing up in a Deaf family continually informs David’s interest in the body as an active manifestation of culture. Moving between Deaf and hearing worlds, especially as he has begun to lose his own hearing, provides a vantage for seeing the body and its perceptions squarely at the crossroads of action and thought, imagination and necessity, individuality and community. Most recently, along with visual designer Maiko Matsushima, David initiated The Quiet Circus, a 15-month performance residency at Philadelphia’s Washington Ave Pier (www.thequietcircus.com). The agency of audiences, participants and creators were engaged in creating an ongoing work that lives in the experiences of those who touched it. This project included collaborations with Philadelphia Contemporary, Grace Farms, Bartram’s Garden, Fairmount Water Works, RAIR, and The Andalusia Foundation, among others.