Camille A. Brown & Dancers
Known for high theatricality, gutsy moves and virtuosic musicality, Camille A. Brown & Dancers soar through history like a whirlwind. The company's work explores typical, real life situations ranging from literal relationships to more complex themes with an eye on the past and present. Making a personal claim on history, through the lens of a modern female perspective, Camille A. Brown leads her dancers through dazzling excavations of ancestral stories, both timeless and traditional, as well as immediate contemporary issues. Her new work, Mr. TOL E. RAncE will be completed during a two week residency in Huntingdon County in September of 2012. Through sketch comedy, live music, and haunting animation, this work (in collaboration with J. Michael Kinsey) examines sustained stereotypical roles of black performers. "Gutsy. Wild. Smart. Original."(Wendy Perron), Brown blends contemporary with history.
The presentation of Mr. Tol E. Rance by Camille A. Brown and Dancers is funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts. NDP is supported by lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, with additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust.