Leading Black Female Choreographer Camille. A Brown
Amongst her many accolades, leading African American choreographer Camille A. Brown has received four prestigious Princess Grace Awards, A Ford Foundation Art of Change fellowship, a Guggenheim fellowship and a TED fellowship. The innovative figure in groundbreaking dance brings her company of dancers to Denver's June Swaner Gates Concert Hall for an evening of excerpts from award-winning works 'Black Girl: Linguistic Play', 'Mr. Tol E. Rance' and the company's latest piece 'ink'.
With the aim of reclaiming the cultural and socio-political commentary of the African American experience and identity, Brown taps into the stories of her ancestors as well as recent history to present personal experiences that touch on childhood, female empowerment, modern day minstresly and survival far away from the lens of whitewashed pop culture. Her emotionally raw and thought-provoking works are filled with kinetic magic, ranging from joyful, exuberant physical expressions to symbolic, dialogue-creating gestures that herald a master choreographer in the making.