Camille A. Brown and Dancers
Bessie Award-winning Camille A. Brown & Dancers (CABD) makes a personal claim on history through the lens of a modern black female choreographer. Camille A. Brown’s work uses the aesthetics of Modern, Hip Hop, African, Ballet, and Tap to tell stories that reclaim the cultural narratives of the African Diaspora. The company’s work builds understanding of and appreciation for the African American experience.
The works of CABD are strongly character based, with a rich palette of dance, rhythm and gesture. Brown has a singular gift for wedding movement and meaning — her fully drawn dances can convey a state of mind, depict a whole community and probe profound subjects. Theater, poetry, scenic design and live musical accompaniment merge to inject each performance and program with energy and urgency.
What unfolds is a parade of the beautiful diverse spectrum that is blackness...at once performing yet simply being" – Theresa Ruth Howard, Fjord Magazine
When you spend the evening with Camille A. Brown, you leave feeling that you are one of her closest friends… She hides no idiosyncrasies, but rather delves into her uniqueness to find its source.” – Dance Pulp
Ms. Brown is one of the most expressive, genuine and deeply felt choreographers working today.” – The New York Times
Every aspect of the dance making here is thoroughly accomplished” – The New York Times