Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Doors at 6:30 pm
Show at 7:30 pm
All Ages / Bar with I.D.
STG Presents Camille A. Brown & Dancers at The Moore Theatre on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 as a part of our 2019-2020 performing arts season.
Camille A. Brown & Dancers (CABD) is a Bessie Award-winning, New York City-based dance company advancing the artistic vision of Camille A. Brown. Founded in 2006, the company performs locally and across the world, inviting audiences into stories and dialogues about race, culture, and identity.
CABD is known for an introspective approach to cultural themes through visceral movement and socio-political dialogues. Camille A. Brown leads her dancers through excavations of ancestral stories, encouraging each dancer to embrace their unique embodiment of the artistic vision and gestural vocabulary.
The work uses theatricality and the aesthetics of modern, hip hop, African, ballet, and tap to tell stories that connect history with contemporary culture. Strongly character-based, it expresses each topic by building from little moments, modeling a filmic sensibility. Theater, poetry, visual art, and music of all genres merge to inject each performance with energy and urgency.
The company has performed at national and international venues, including The Joyce Theater, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, The Yard, American Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival, New York City Center’s Fall for Dance Festival, Celebrate Brooklyn, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, The Kitchen, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, World Music/CRASHarts, The Kumble Theater, Atlas Performing Arts Center, The Egg, The Kravis Center, White Bird and Belfast Festival at Queen’s (Belfast, Ireland). In 2014, CABD received the Bessie Award for Outstanding Production for Mr. TOL E. RAncE.
“[Camille A. Brown] cultivates in her dancers truer versions of themselves so that even as they do her movement, they are set apart. Placed in an environment of socially conscious choreography that often allows performers freedom of theatricality, Brown’s combination of concept and execution is striking.” — DancePulp
Photo credit: Whitney Browne
Education & Community Programs
Camille A. Brown Company Master Class: A Journey through Juba and Other Social Dances
March 2, 2020
Century Ballroom (915 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122)
Camille A. Brown Teaching Company Member: Catherine Foster
Requirements: 7 yrs & older, no dance experience required
$15 class fee (Need-based scholarships available)
Sign up HERE
Rooted in the African-American vernacular, this movement workshop celebrates the power of African-American social dance and its impact and influence on American dance forms throughout history. Using JUBA ("pattin juba") as a jumping off point, participants are taken on a social dance journey. From "the wing" to "the whip", attendees investigate the ways communities used movement as a way of protest, liberation, and/or healing. By learning about the past, it is Camille's hope that the spirit of expression through movement is embodied in our present day – providing the individual with a platform to celebrate their identity and to share their personal expression with the community of participants.
CAMILLE A. BROWN: THE EVOLUTION OF A SECURED FEMININE
Monday, March 2, 2020
PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts 11:00am –12:00pm
Open to Cornish Students
The Evolution of a Secured Feminine: Camille A. Brown discusses her struggles in the dance world as a student - being told she was not the "ideal" dancer, and how she found her choreographic voice because of these struggles.
CAMILLE A. BROWN & DANCERS WORKSHOP
Monday, March 2, 2020
Evergreen High School
Open to Evergreen High School dance students
Camille A. Brown Company Dancer, Maleek Washington, will teach Evergreen High School students choreography from Camille A. Brown’s reparatory as well as technique.