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Camille A. Brown & Dancers: BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play / ink

Friday, December 1, 2017 - Saturday, December 2, 2017

Ballet & Contemporary Dance JFK Centennial Celebration

Prolific and highly acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown makes her Kennedy Center debut with two full-evening works performed on separate nights: BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play and ink. Both performed to original live music, these two fascinating productions celebrate diversity, community, history, and finding oneself through daring dance.

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$19 - $59

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About

Camille A. Brown & Dancers
Camille A. Brown, Artistic Director
Kennedy Center debut
 
BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play (Dec. 1)
(Patterson, Wormworth/Brown)
and
ink (Dec. 2)
(Miller, Torres, Jones/Brown)

Performance Timings: Dec. 1 - approximately 48 min., with no intermission; Dec. 2 - approximately 58 min., with no intermission.
 
"As visual an experience as it is an aural one"--The New York Times
 
Prolific and highly acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown makes her Kennedy Center debut with two full-evening works performed on separate nights: BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play is her captivating treatise on identity development, while ink is a world premiere Kennedy Center co-commission. Both performed to original live music, these two fascinating productions celebrate diversity, community, history, and finding oneself through daring dance.
 
BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play reveals the complexity of carving out an identity as a black female in urban American culture. Brown uses the rhythms of African American dance vernacular including social dancing, double dutch, steppin', tap, Juba, ring shout, and gesture to evoke childhood memories of self-discovery--everything from play to protest.

ink delves into the history of African American gestural language from the pedestrian to the profound, coded and now encoded language that carries the essence of African Diasporic mythologies, folklore, tall tales, and rituals.
 
Dec. 1: Free post-performance discussion
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These programs are part ofJFKC: A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy, inspired by five enduring ideals often ascribed to JFK: Courage, Freedom, Justice, Service, and Gratitude.
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