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, 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, 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 Black female choreographer reclaiming the cultural narrative of African American identity. She is a Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellow, Audelco Award recipient, four-time Princess Grace Award winner, Guggenheim Fellow, Jacob's Pillow Dance Award recipient, USA Jay Franke & David Herro Fellow, TED Fellow and Doris Duke Artist Award recipient.
Her Company, Camille A. Brown & Dancers (CABD), tours nationally and internationally. The repertory includes the Bessie award-winning Mr. TOL E. RAncE (2012), the Bessie-nominated BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play (2015) and ink (2017), which premiered at The Kennedy Center. CABD's community engagement platform, EVERY BODY MOVE, inspires collective action through the art of social dance and includes initiatives such as Black Girl Spectrum, Black Men Moving, The Gathering and more.
Brown has been commissioned to create concert dance works for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Philadanco!, Urban Bush Women, Complexions, Ailey II, Ballet Memphis and Hubbard Street II.
In addition to her company works, Brown brings a passion for storytelling to her choreography for Broadway and Off-Broadway theater productions. Notable theater credits for her choreography include: Tony-winning Broadway revival Once On This Island, The Emmy-winning Jesus Christ Superstar Live on NBC as well as A Streetcar Named Desire, The Fortress of Solitude (Lortel Nomination) and BELLA: An American Tall Tale (Lortel Nomination), among others.
Brown graduated from LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts in New York City and she has a BFA from UNC School of the Arts. She is the choreographer for the upcoming Magic Mike The Musical and PAL JOEY, and she is movement director for Broadway's Choir Boy and Toni Stone.
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