July 26, 2017—(Becket, MA) The 2016 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award Winner, Camille A. Brown, will bring her evening-length work BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play to the Ted Shawn Theatre this summer, August 9–13. Combining elements of modern dance, hip-hop, African-American social dances, ballet, and tap dance with throbbing rhythms, color chalk scenery, and live music, Brown explores representations of black women in today’s society through a rich storytelling practice. A 2016 Guggenheim Fellow and creator of the viral TED-ED Talk, A Visual History of Social Dance in 25 Moves, Camille A. Brown proves to be “a force of nature” (Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times).

“Camille has a deep history with the Pillow and we are delighted to present her highly acclaimed BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play. It connects us to the power and fun of childhood relationships and reminds us how much that shapes our identity as adults,” says Jacob’s Pillow Director Pamela Tatge.

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