Camille A. Brown & Dancers present authentic performances that foster dialogue among audiences and local communities to instill a sense of curiosity and appreciation for the live arts experience in a social and aesthetic context.
Through our work we seek to provoke, engage, inspire, and develop a sphere of influence for cultural dialogue and reflection.
These opportunities are possible because of the serious movers and incredible performers in the company who are able to act and dance, step into the world of history, and come soaring into the present.
Camille A. Brown & Dancers
Recognized for its introspective approach to cultural themes through visceral movement and socio-political dialogues, Camille A. Brown & Dancers soar through history like a whirlwind. Embodying a strong sense of storytelling, the company uses theatricality and the aesthetics of Modern, Hip hop, African, Ballet, and Tap, to tell stories that connect history with contemporary culture.
Making a personal claim on history through the lens of a modern Black female perspective, Camille A. Brown leads her dancers through excavations of ancestral stories, both timeless and traditional. The work is strongly character based, expressing each choreographic topic by building from little moments to model 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 in venues both nationally and internationally, including The Joyce Theater, 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, The Egg, The Kravis Center,
White Bird and Belfast Festival at Queen’s (Belfast, Ireland).
Meet the Company
“a tour de force ”
– Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times
“The dancing is fierce, the performers’ stamina impressive, and their performance risky”
-World Dance Views
“incredibly inventive and energetic dancers”
“Every aspect of the dance-making here is thoroughly accomplished”
-The New York Times
“heart, mind, soul, passion, full-out dancing and introspective solos that bridged the history of minstrel days with present struggles. Add high production values and a gifted cast, who gave it their all, and you have one heck of a show.”
-The Herald Sun
Behind the Scenes
Photos by Tiffany Clark