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Movement Workshop with Camille A. Brown

Camille A. Brown — choreographer and founder of the Bessie Award-winning, New York City-based dance company Camille A. Brown & Dancers, known for inventive multidisciplinary dance works exploring race, culture, and identity — will offer a social dance-anchored movement workshop open to community dancers, choreographers, and dance educators.

Rooted in the African American vernacular, this movement workshop with Camille A. Brown celebrates the power of African American social dance and its impact and influence on American dance forms throughout history. 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 social expression including, at times, protest, liberation, and/or healing or purely for fun and entertainment. By learning about the past, it is Brown’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.

This workshop is co-presented with the American Dance Festival (ADF) and ADF’s Samuel H. Scripps Studios.

More information and link to register available HERE.

Tuesday, January 29, 7-8:30 PM
American Dance Festival Scripps Studios, Reinhart Studio
721 Broad Street, Durham
Free and open to the public

Camille A. Brown & Dancers will be in residence at Duke and in Durham throughout Duke Performances’ 2018/19 season. The company’s January residency will culminate in a pair of weekend performances of Brown’s work BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play at Duke’s Reynolds Industries Theater on Friday, February 1 and Saturday, February 2. Tickets and info available HERE.

  • Tue, Jan 29, 2019 at 7:00pm