The Joyce Presents NY Premiere Of Camille A. Brown's INK
The Joyce Theater Foundation (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is pleased to welcome the return of Camille A. Brown & Dancers with the New York premiere of ink, the conclusion of the Bessie Award-winning dance theater trilogy about identity, from February 5-10 at The Joyce Theater. Tickets, ranging in price from $10-$40, can be purchased at www.Joyce.org, or by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at West 19th Street. For more information, please visit www.Joyce.org.
Following the world premiere of BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play-part two in a trilogy about identity-at The Joyce in 2015, Camille A. Brown & Dancers returns with the final installment in the series, ink. Driven by live rhythms of both African and handmade instruments, ink explores self-empowerment, Black love, brotherhood, and resilience through blues, hip-hop, jazz, and swing music and movement inflected with myriad styles, from African to tap, African-American social dance to modern, and more. A celebration of rituals, gestures, and traditions of the African diaspora, ink aims to reclaim the culture of Black life that is often appropriated or rewritten.
ink features Camille A. Brown & Dancers artists Beatrice Capote, Kendra 'Via Boheme' Dennard, Timothy Edwards, Catherine Foster, Juel D. Lane, and Maleek Washington. Musicians are Juliette Jones, Wilson R. Torres, Allison Miller, and Scott Patterson, with music direction by Miller.
Camille A. Brown (Choreographer & Artistic Director) is a prolific Black female choreographer reclaiming the cultural narrative of African American identity. Her bold work taps into both ancestral stories and contemporary culture to capture a range of deeply personal experiences. Ms. Brown is a four-time Princess Grace Award winner, a Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellow, Jacob's Pillow Dance Award winner, Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, and TED Fellow, among others. Her work has been commissioned by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Broadway theaters, and other prominent institutions.
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. Ms. Brown is the Choreographer for the Emmy Award-winning special, "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" and is the Choreographer for Broadway's Choir Boy and the Tony Award-winning revival of Once on This Island, for which she received Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Chita Rivera Award nominations. For her choreography on BELLA: An American Tall Tale, Ms. Brown received an AUDELCO award and Lucille Lortel nomination. Ms. Brown is a graduate of the LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts and received a B.F.A. from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Committed to implementing and advancing the artistic vision of Camille A. Brown, Camille A. Brown & Dancers creates and presents performances, offers dance engagement activities, and investigates historical and contemporary cultural, personal, and social justice issues through the art of dance theater, in order to provide a multi-faceted platform for sharing and building understanding of and appreciation for the African American experience and fostering interaction and dialogue among diverse communities in our hometown of NYC, across the country, and globally. The company has performed at national and international venues, including The Joyce Theater, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, The Yard, American Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival, New York City Center's Fall for Dance Festival, Celebrate Brooklyn, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, The Kitchen, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, World Music/CRASHarts, The Kumble Theater, Atlas Performing Arts Center, The Egg, The Kravis Center, White Bird, and Belfast Festival at Queen's (Belfast, Ireland). These opportunities are possible because of the serious movers and incredible performers in the company who are able to act and dance, step into the world of history, and come soaring into the present.
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