Camille A. Brown: A visual history of social dance in 25 moves
Camille A. Brown: En visuell historie av sosial dans i 25 steg
Camille A. Brown - Choreographer and educator
Camille A. Brown leads her dance company through excavations of ancestral stories, both timeless and traditional, that connect history with contemporary culture. Full bio
that emerges from a community.
som kommer fra et samfunn.
by any one person.
av en enkelt person.
til et enkelt øyeblikk.
that everyone can agree on,
and their creative identity.
og deres kreative identitet.
traditions influenced our history.
tradisjoners innflytelse på vår historie.
from enslaved Africans' experience
fra Afrikanske slavers erfaring
to remember where they're from.
å minnes hvor de kom fra.
the slave owners' ban on drumming,
forbud på tromming,
with drums in Haiti
gjorde med trommer i Haiti
of West Africa.
av Vest Afrika.
cultural traditions alive
kulturelle tradisjoner i live
that created this dance:
som laget denne dansen:
of Southern high society --
manerene til Sør-sosieteten --
to throw shade at the masters.
å kaste skygge over mesterne.
was performed for the masters,
they were being made fun of.
at de ble gjort narr av.
improvisation and musicality,
improvisering og musikalitet,
near Charleston, South Carolina,
nær Charleston, Sør Carolina,
the freedom to kick their heels
friheten til å riste støvet av støvlene
community and connection;
samfunn og tilknyttning;
can be traced back to the 19th century,
kan spores tilbake til det 19. århundre,
by Chubby Checker and Dick Clark.
av Chubby Checker og Dick Clark.
gjennom 1980- og 90-tallet.
took on even more visibility,
enda mer synlighet,
og blir formet av den.
to evolve, grow and spread.
å utvikle seg, vokse og spre seg.
About the speaker:Camille A. Brown - Choreographer and educator
Camille A. Brown leads her dance company through excavations of ancestral stories, both timeless and traditional, that connect history with contemporary culture.
Why you should listen
Camille A. Brown is a prolific choreographer, making a personal claim on history through the lens of a modern Black female perspective.
The artistic director of Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Brown is a four-time Princess Grace Award winner, 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award recipient, 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, 2015 USA Jay Franke & David Herro Fellow, 2015 TED Fellow and 2015 Doris Duke Artist Award recipient. Her company, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, received a 2014 Bessie Award for Outstanding Production for the work Mr. TOL E. RAncE (2012) and recently received a 2016 Bessie Nomination for Outstanding Production of her work, BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play (2015).
Brown's work has been commissioned by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Philadanco!, Complexions and Urban Bush Women, among others. Her theater credits as Choreographer include Broadway's A Streetcar Named Desire, Fortress of Solitude (Lucille Lortel Nomination), Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, Cabin in the Sky for New York City Center Encores!, Jonathan Larson's tick, tick...BOOM! starring Lin Manuel Miranda, and BELLA: An American Tall Tale, among others.
Brown is the founder of two initiatives, The Gathering and BLACK GIRL SPECTRUM (BGS). As a teacher, she seeks to amplify cultural and creative empowerment through dance, dialogue, and popular education tools.
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