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Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Tue, November 4th, 2014
8:00 pm

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Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Camille A. Brown, in collaboration with dramaturg/director Kamilah Forbes, composer Scott Patterson, set designer Liz Nelson, and lighting designer Burke Wilmore, creates a multimedia work that depicts the complexities of carving out a positive identity as a Black female in urban American culture. Using Angela Davis’ book Blues Legacies and Black Feminism, Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, and community-based participatory research as inspiration, this work seeks to examine the politics of pleasure, the concept of patriarchy, and contemporary notions of beauty for black women – while addressing the ambiguity and overlap of these topics. Combining history and musicology with the fantastical approach of Alice and Wonderland, Camille A. Brown asks the question: what are our rabbit holes?

Known for high theatricality, gutsy moves, and virtuosic musicality, Camille A. Brown & Dancers soar through history like a whirlwind. The company’s work explores typical, real life situations ranging from literal relationships to more complex themes with an eye on the past and present.

 

This performance is made possible by the W. Ford Schumann ’50 Endowment for the Arts and the Lipp Family Fund for Performing Artists.

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