Camille A. Brown & Dancers will perform selections from BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play with mixed repertory. BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play reveals the complexity of carving out a self-defined identity as a black female in urban American culture. In a society where black women are often only portrayed in terms of their strength, resiliency, or trauma, this work privileges the black girl gaze, interrogating these narratives by representing a nuanced spectrum of black womanhood in a racially and politically charged world.
Known for high theatricality, gutsy moves and virtuosic musicality, Camille A. Brown & Dancers explore typical, real-life situations ranging from literal relationships to more complex themes. Through the lens of a modern female perspective, Camille A. Brown leads her dancers through dazzling excavations of ancestral stories. The company uses theatricality and the aesthetics of modern, hip-hop, African, ballet, and tap, to tell stories that connect history with contemporary culture.