Camille A. Brown & Dancers
Saturday, April 24
Virtual Show with Live Artist Talk Back
Master Contemporary Dance Class with Juel D. Lane from CABD
Sunday, April 25
1pm - 2:30pm EST
Juel will teach virtually via Zoom. You can take the class from your home, home studio or at the Charlotte Cirque & Dance Center.
The Tony Award nominated choreographer and educator Camille A. Brown is an artistic powerhouse. Recently recognized as an individual Best of Dance 2019 by the New York Times her accomplishments range from TED talks to Broadway Musicals. Her company has performed at venues from The Kennedy Center to distinguished college campuses across the US. Her trailblazing use of dance, live music and theatrical nuance layered with social dance movement has inspired and entertained thousands. Combining gestural aesthetics with the movement vocabulary of Modern, Hip Hop, African and Tap, she weaves stories about the African-American experience that both dispel myths and reclaim narratives while connecting history with contemporary culture.
As Artistic Director of Camille A. Brown and Dancers, Ms. Brown strives to instill curiosity and reflection in diverse audiences through her emotionally raw and thought-provoking work. Her driving passion is to empower Black bodies to tell their story using their own language(s) through movement and dialogue. Through the company, Ms. Brown provides outreach activities to students, young adults, and incarcerated women and men across the country.
Over the past year, this choreographer’s influence has been felt on dance, theater and opera stages: She has said that she almost sees her “dancers as actors,” and she most likely also sees actors as dancers. From her finely wrought “ink,” the final dance in a trilogy exploring African-American identity, to her work on the Metropolitan Opera’s “Porgy and Bess,” the Public Theater’s “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf” and “Choir Boy” on Broadway — for which she was robbed of a Tony — Ms. Brown is one of the most expressive, genuine and deeply felt choreographers working today. - New York Times Best of Dance 2019
This performance will feature selected solo and duet highlights from two of the
African-American trilogy works, Mr. TOL E. RAncE and ink , that showcase her massive talent. In addition audiences will be treated to the duet work “Touch and Agree” - by company member and UNCSA alum Juel Lane. Touch and Agree was originally commissioned for Ailey II. Ms. Brown and Mr. Lane jointly received the UNCSA Alumni Artpreneur Award in October of 2019.