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Saturday, January 26, 2019 8:00 PM // Power Center

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Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Photo credit: christopher duggan
 

“Brown’s seven dancers…can make you believe that whole weather systems are coursing through their bodies…the movement passages are extraordinary.” (Washington Post)

Known for high theatricality, gutsy moves, and virtuosic musicality, Camille A. Brown & Dancers soar through history like a whirlwind. Making a personal claim on history through the lens of a modern female perspective, Brown leads her dancers through dazzling excavations of ancestral stories. For this one-night-only presentation, she presents ink, the final installation of the company’s trilogy built on the common theme of identity. ink celebrates the rituals, gestural vocabulary and traditions that remain ingrained within the lineage of the African Diaspora, from generation to generation. The work examines the culture of Black life that is often appropriated, rewritten, or silenced. From the Abolitionist movement to the Civil Rights struggle, from the Black Power movement to the emergence of hip-hop, ink explores the link between the heart of the hip-hop cultural phenomenon and our current generation’s political response to socioeconomic injustice.

Free Post-Performance Q&A

Where does inspiration come from? What makes an artist tick? Join us for a post-performance Q&A and get a glimpse into the lives and minds of the artists who bring creativity to the stage.  Must have a ticket to the performance to attend.

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MEDIA PARTNERS

1/26/19 8:00 PM
Power Center

ink
Camille A. Brown & Dancers

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“Brown’s seven dancers…can make you believe that whole weather systems are coursing through their bodies…the movement passages are extraordinary.” (Washington Post)

Known for high theatricality, gutsy moves, and virtuosic musicality, Camille A. Brown & Dancers soar through history like a whirlwind. Making a personal claim on history through the lens of a modern female perspective, Brown leads her dancers through dazzling excavations of ancestral stories. For this one-night-only presentation, she presents ink, the final installation of the company’s trilogy built on the common theme of identity. ink celebrates the rituals, gestural vocabulary and traditions that remain ingrained within the lineage of the African Diaspora, from generation to generation. The work examines the culture of Black life that is often appropriated, rewritten, or silenced. From the Abolitionist movement to the Civil Rights struggle, from the Black Power movement to the emergence of hip-hop, ink explores the link between the heart of the hip-hop cultural phenomenon and our current generation’s political response to socioeconomic injustice.

Free Post-Performance Q&A

Where does inspiration come from? What makes an artist tick? Join us for a post-performance Q&A and get a glimpse into the lives and minds of the artists who bring creativity to the stage.  Must have a ticket to the performance to attend.

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