Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Tuesday, November 6 thru Saturday, November 10, 2018
Tuesday, January 29 thru Saturday, February 2, 2019
Tuesday, February 26 thru Saturday, March 2, 2019

Made possible, in part, with support from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation; the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources; South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts; and the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

New York-born choreographer, dancer, and director Camille A. Brown is reinventing dance for the modern age. Working at the crossroads of theater and politics, Brown rejects one-dimensional cultural narratives of African-American identity, mixing ancestral stories and pop culture references to examine aspects of black existence that have been revised, appropriated, or silenced. Since forming her own company, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, in 2006, Brown has received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Doris Duke Artist Award, and multiple Bessie Award nominations for her bold and timely work.

In 2018/2019, Duke Performances will become the first presenter to stage Brown’s entire trilogy on black identity, comprising ink (2017), BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play (2015), Mr. TOL E. RAncE (2012), over the course of a single season. Leading up to each of these performances, Brown and her dancers will take part in a variety of engagements, including dance classes, public conversations, social dance events, and visits to local high schools — providing the Duke campus and Durham community an opportunity to explore, in a deep and sustained way, the work of this visionary artist at the vanguard of American dance.