Camille A. Brown & Dancers will perform selections from BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play, Mr. TOL E. RAncE and ink. BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play reveals the complexity of carving out a self-defined identity as a black female in urban American culture.
Mr. TOL E. RAncE celebrates African-American humor, examines “the mask” of survival and the “double consciousness” (W.E.B. DuBois) of black performer throughout history and the stereotypical roles dominating current popular Black culture.
Reclaiming African-Americans’ narratives by showcasing their authenticity, ink celebrates the rituals, gestural vocabulary, and traditions that remain (from generation to generation) ingrained within the lineage of the African Diaspora. This work examines the culture of black life that is often appropriated, rewritten, or silenced.
Known for high theatricality, gutsy moves and virtuosic musicality, Camille A. Brown & Dancers explore typical, real-life situations ranging from literal relationships to more complex themes. Through the lens of a modern female perspective, Camille A. Brown leads her dancers through dazzling excavations of ancestral stories. The company uses theatricality and the aesthetics of modern, hip-hop, African, ballet, and tap, to tell stories that connect history with contemporary culture.