Reynolds Industries Theater
Tuesday, July 9 at 8pm
Wednesday, July 10 at 8pm
Thursday, July 11 at 8pm
In just a few short years Camille A. Brown has taken the dance and musical theater world by storm. Through her own choreography, as well as dancing for renowned dance artists and choreographing for Broadway spectaculars, she has rapidly made a name for herself as a virtuosic dancer and provocative choreographer who blurs the space between theater and dance. Her dazzling company will bring the heat to ADF this summer with their newly premiered work MR. TOL E. RAncE. Celebrating the humor and perseverance of the black performer, this vivid and immensely eloquent work uses live original music, animation, theater, and savvy wit to examine pervasive black stereotypes, from the historic to the ones permeating pop culture.
Following the performance each night there will be an open dialogue with Ms. Brown, the cast, and the following moderators: Mark Anthony Neal (July 9), Andrea E. Woods Valdés (July 10), and Richard J. Powell (July 11).
Mature audiences recommended due to language.
about camille a. brown
Camille A. Brown is a prolific choreographer who has achieved multiple accolades and awards for her daring works. Informed by her music background as a clarinetist, she creates choreography that utilizes musical composition as storytelling – investigating the silent space within the measure, and filling it with mesmerizing movement. Numerous dance companies that have commissioned her work are: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Philadanco, Urban Bush Women, Complexions, Ailey II, Ballet Memphis, TU Dance, and Hubbard Street II, to list a few. Her choreography and dynamic performances have led her to receive a Bessie nomination for Best Performance in her work. She is also the 2013 recipient of The International Association of Blacks in Dance Founders Award and the winner of the prestigious Princess Grace Award.