Date(s) of Performance
2/1/2018 - 2/4/2018
Camille A. Brown & Dancers
Camille A. Brown; Music Director: Allison Miller
Camille A. Brown in collaboration with the musicians and members of Camille A. Brown & Dancers
Dancers: Camille A. Brown, Beatrice Capote, Kendra “Vie Boheme” Dennard, Timothy Edwards, Catherine Foster, Juel D. Lane, Maleek Washington; Musicians: Allison Miller, Scott Patterson, Monique Brooks Roberts, Wilson R. Torres
Award-winning choreographer and TED Fellow Camille A. Brown brings her company and its irresistible energy to Peak Performances. ink, the final installation of her dance trilogy about culture, race, and identity, celebrates the rituals, gestural vocabulary, and traditions of the African diaspora while examining the culture of Black life that is often appropriated, rewritten or silenced. Using the rhythms and sounds of traditional African music mixed with blues, hip-hop, jazz, and swing, ink travels through time from the abolitionist movement to the Civil Rights struggle, from the Black Power movement to the emergence of hip-hop. Through self-empowerment, Black love, brotherhood, exhaustion and resilience, and community and fellowship, ink depicts the pedestrian interactions of individuals and relationships as grounds for accessing one’s innate super powers and finding liberation. Brown’s choreographic gifts and her inherent theatricality and musicality are tools that shape our understanding of the African American experience.
Theatre and Performance Studies