“..the most delightful production number…irrepressibly joyful choreography by Camille A. Brown.”
BELLA: An American Tall Tale
Book, Lyrics and Music by Kirsten Childs
Directed by Robert O’Hara
Playwrights Horizons- New York, NY
May 19, 2017 – July 2, 2017
“energetic and very in-the-body choreography”
“stunning choreography…Camille A. Brown, the choreographer, brings out a graceful strength in the dancers, reminiscent of her work with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.”
“Brown… created a natural movement environment, which seamlessly blended staging and dance numbers.”
-Walter Rutledge for The Dance Enthusiast
“…the choreography is crisp, high energy, suggestive, somber, and always powerful in the performance.”
-The Column Online
Camille A. Brown Stomps Down Stereotypes in Kirsten Childs’s New Musical
By Pete Hempstead
“lively period flavor”
“…Brown’s choreography beautifully aid the transitions, setting, time and place.”
-Theater Reviews by John Clum
“Camille A. Brown has managed to make her performers seem like people dancing rather than dancers.”
“Camille A. Brown’s choreography is fun, inventive and watchable.”
-Times Square Chronicles
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I am creating my own musical.
Around the time I was about to premiere “BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play,” I started toying with the idea of creating a musical of my own that was driven by dance. After moments of second guessing myself, and fearing that it was an idea too big to become a reality, I submitted a proposal to The Jerome Robbins Foundation and received the opportunity to pursue this dream through The Springboard Project – an initiative that supports musicals driven by dance.This opportunity has allowed me to take a bold first step.
The musical is an amalgamation of my last three works – “Mr. TOL E. RAncE,” “BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play,” and “ink.” There will be many discovers along the way and I’m excited to see how this project develops!
So excited to be on this journey with my collaborators, Talvin Wilks (Dramaturg) and Scott Patterson (Composer)!
Special thanks to The Jerome Robbins Foundation, Mara Issacs, Roger C. Jeffrey, Georgiana Pickett and Baryshikov Arts Center, J. Michael Friedman, Liza Gennaro, Robert Lee, Janice Paran, Ted Sperling, Sergio Trujillo, Jason Styres, Talvin Wilks, Scott Patterson, Robert McIyntre, Allison Miller, Wilson Torres, Juliette Jones, Queen Esther, Justin Ellington, Mayte Natalio, Tim Edwards, Chloe Davis, UUill Mann, Jo’Nathan Michael, Nicolas DeJesus, Alexandria Brinae Ali Bradley, Catherine Foster, and Käri Berntson.
You are helping me build my own table 🙂
Take a leap and believe in the impossible.