Pillow Lab:
Camille A. Brown

At Perles Family Studio: Jan 14

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Pillow Lab:
Camille A. Brown

Residency: January 9-19, 2023
Showing: January 14, 2023

Continuing her explorations of Black Joy, choreographer Camille A. Brown will create a new work for her company, Camille A. Brown & Dancers that launches new queries into the possibilities of imagination, investigating the past to boldly reimagine it.

While Brown has often upended our understanding of the past, in this new work, she will invite audiences to imagine a creative space for cultural liberation—conjuring new ways of being in this world. Inspired by the exhibit In the Black Fantastic, curated by Ekow Eshun, and building on Brown’s earlier unearthing of Black joyfulness in BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play and ink, this new work will feature an eclectic musical soundscape from Brown’s youth in the 80s and 90s

Camille A. Brown is a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow, four-time Princess Grace Award winner, 2016 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award recipient, 2015 USA Jay Franke & David Herro Fellow, 2015 TED Fellow, and 2015 Doris Duke Artist Award recipient. Her TED-ED Talk A Visual History of Social Dance in 25 Moves was chosen as one of the most memorable talks by TED Curator Chris Anderson. Brown has created commissioned works for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT), Philadanco!, Urban Bush Women, Complexions, Ailey II, Ballet Memphis, and Hubbard Street II. Her theater credits include: Broadway’s A Streetcar Named Desire, Fortress of Solitude (The Public Theater), Stagger Lee (DTC), Cabin in the Sky (NY City Center Encores!), BELLA: An American Tall Tale (DTC & Playwrights Horizons) and Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick…BOOM! (NY City Center’s Encores! Off-Center) starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, and she is the choreographer for the Broadway revival of Once on This Island. As a performer, she has danced for Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE. Brown founded Camille A. Brown & Dancers in 2006.

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