Camille A. Brown & Dancers

 

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).

Mission Statement

Committed to implementing and advancing the artistic vision of Camille A. Brown, Camille A. Brown & Dancers creates and presents performances, offers dance engagement activities, and investigates historical and contemporary cultural, personal, and social justice issues through the art of dance theater, in order to provide a multi-faceted platform for sharing and building understanding of and appreciation for the African American experience and fostering interaction and dialogue among diverse communities in our hometown of NYC, across the country, and globally.

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.

Dancers

Musicians

CABD Alumni

Antonio Brown
Lisa Einstein
Jazmine Forest
Telly Fowler
Kevin Guy
Donovan Otis Herring
Jimbo
Mayte Natalio
Waldean Nelson
David Norsworthy
Francine E. Ott
Mora-Amina Parker
Belen Pereyra
Tiffany Quinn
Keon Thoulouis
Marlena Wolfe
Clarice Young

Quotes

 

“Sent the audience out of the theater whooping with justifiable delight. Brown’s style is a heady brew of modern, vernacular, and African dance dispensed with a judicious hand: it communicates purposeful urgency as much as unbound exhilaration…it communicates purposeful urgency as much as unbound exhilaration…it was the most beautiful moment of the evening…She’s good at evoking something without tediously replicating it.”

-Danceview Times

 

“[Camille A. Brown] cultivates in her dancers truer versions of themselves so that even as they do her movement, they are set apart. Placed in an environment of socially conscious choreography that often allows performers freedom of theatricality, Brown’s combination of concept and execution is striking.”

-DancePulp

 

“fierce and feisty cast, the dance became alive with individual personalities…just like NYC!

-Deborah Wingert, Eye on the Arts, NY

 

“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”

-Belfast Telgraph

 

“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

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Photos by Tiffany Clark

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Camille A. Brown

Repertory

Camille A. Brown and Dancers Repertory

Theater

Camille A. Brown Theater Choreography

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