Making a claim on history through the lens of a modern black female choreographer

 
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dance company

Known for being fierce and inventive, Camille A. Brown & Dancers soar through history, exploring issues of race, culture, and identity.

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Theater

Camille’s energetic choreography gives life to Broadway shows like Once On This Island, A Streetcar Named Desires, and tick… tick… BOOM!

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ENGAGEMENT

We are committed to empowering communities through dance and dialogue. Join us for music, art- making, and community-building.

 
 

“Every aspect of the dance-making here is thoroughly accomplished.”

— The New York Times

 
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About Camille A. Brown

Choreographer. Educator. Activist. Camille A. Brown’s award-winning choreography reclaims the cultural narrative of African American identity. Her bold work taps into both ancestral stories and contemporary culture to capture a range of deeply personal experiences. Through dance and dialogue, Ms. Brown empowers Black bodies to tell their story in their own language(s). Read more.

 
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The history of African-American social dance, a TEd-Ed Collaboration video

 
 

Why do we dance? African-American social dances started as a way for enslaved Africans to keep cultural traditions alive and retain a sense of inner freedom. They remain an affirmation of identity and independence. In this electric demonstration, packed with live performances, choreographer, educator and TED Fellow Camille A. Brown explores what happens when communities let loose and express themselves by dancing together. Over 15 million views!

 
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