(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Camille A. Brown & Dancers perform a new work about black female identity at the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance at Williams College on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at 8pm. Using Angela Davis’ book “Blues Legacies and Black Feminism” and Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” as inspiration, the multimedia work, performed with live music, examines the politics of pleasure, the concept of patriarchy, and contemporary notions of beauty for black women.
Brown’s collaborators in the project are Kamilah Forbes, Scott Patterson, Liz Nelson, and Burke Wilmore.
Camille A. Brown, originally from Jamaica, Queens, N.Y., is interested in the space between dance and theater where interdisciplinary work defies category and takes flight. Informed by her music background as a clarinetist, she creates choreography that utilizes musical composition as storytelling – investigating the silent space within the measure. She builds dance vocabulary from a very personal place. Characters are facets of her life, her experience as a lens into the past and the present. “I am interested in that space between dance and theater where interdisciplinary work defies category and takes flight. Music is one of the main driving forces of my work. As an artist, it is imperative that I drink the music – moving in a way that IS the music.”
As with all CenterSeries productions, the ’62 Center presents Integrated Programming to offer an academic context to Camille A. Brown. All Integrated Programming events are free and open to the public.
– Nov 3 in the ’62 Center’s Dance Studio: Dance Master Class with Camille A. Brown and Dancers.
– Nov 3 at the Mt. Greylock Regional High School: Movement class.
– Nov 4 in the the ’62 Center’s MainStage: Post Show Q & A with Camille Brown and Lipp Family Director of Dance Sandra L. Burton.
– Nov 17 in the new Sawyer Library: Camille A. Brown brings her brand new site-specific piece as part of Williams The Book Unbound project.
For tickets, visit the Williams ’62 Center Box Office Tues-Sat, 1-5 pm or call (413) 597-2425.