Community Workshop:
EVIDENCE, A Dance Company Workshop with Ronald K. Brown and Arcell Cabuag

At Common Room at Zion Lutheran Church
Pittsfield, MA: Jun 26

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This community workshop took place on Wednesday, Jun3 26 from 2-3:30pm. Scroll for more information.

Community Workshop: EVIDENCE, A Dance Company Workshop with Ronald K. Brown and Arcell Cabuag

EVIDENCE’s community workshop invited movers of all ages and backgrounds to participate in a class blending contemporary, African, and Caribbean dance styles. Participants explored EVIDENCE’s spiritually-infused vocabulary, which includes themes of strength, prayer, and celebration via movements that teach rhythm and bodily expression.

What To Expect

  • Upon arrival, check-in to confirm registration and present vaccination status. 
  • Expect to move together, with music, socially distanced, and wearing masks. 
  • Extra masks, hand sanitizer, and first aid kits will be available. 
  • Location: Common Room (Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201).
  • Public parking: Directly across the street at First Street Parking Lot
  • Accessibility: The space is wheelchair accessible. Questions about accessibility? Please contact Thasia Giles at or at 413.243.9919 x161.

Founded by Ronald K. Brown in 1985 and based in Brooklyn, New York, EVIDENCE focuses on the seamless integration of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. Through its work, EVIDENCE provides a unique view of human struggles, challenges, and triumphs. Brown uses movement as a way to reinforce the importance of community in African American culture and to acquaint audiences with the beauty of traditional African forms and rhythms. He is an advocate for the growth of the African American dance community and is instrumental in encouraging young dancers to choreograph and to develop careers in dance.

Brown’s choreography is in high demand. Brown was the recipient of the 2020 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award and has set works on Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, Cleo Parker Robinson Ensemble, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Jennifer Muller/The Works, Jeune Ballet d’Afrique Noire, Ko-Thi Dance Company, PHILADANCO!, and others. Brown choreographed Regina Taylor’s award-winning play Crowns and won an AUDELCO Award for his work on that production.

EVIDENCE now tours to some 25 communities per year in the United States and abroad. The company has traveled to Cuba, Brazil, England, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Mexico, Senegal, Nigeria, South Africa, and Canada to perform, teach master classes, and conduct lectures and demonstrations for individuals of all ages. EVIDENCE brings arts education and cultural connections to local communities that have historically lacked these experiences. Annually, the company reaches an audience of more than 25,000.