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Camille A. Brown at Lincoln Center Out of Doors‏

Camille A. Brown at Lincoln Center Out of Doors‏


Camille A. Brown


Lincoln Center, Damrosch Park Bandshell, NYC


Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 7:00pm



Camille A. Brown

Camille A. Brown and  Dancers to Perform Mr. Tol E. RAncE at Lincoln Center Out of Doors this August


What: Camille A. Brown  and  Dancers, recognized for its visceral movement and unflinching approach to comedic and  controversial themes, announces the return  of Camille A. Brown’s acclaimed Mr. TOL E. RAncE at  Lincoln Center Out of Doors on  Saturday, August 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Mr. TOL E. RAncE (2013) embodies themes of American history as it celebrates African-American humor and  masterfully intertwines comedy, live animation, theater and  explosive dance, to examine minstrelsy in its past and even present forms. The piece sheds light on what  happens to the human spirit behind the mask, creating a universal dialogue about perception and  its influence on all races. The work is heavily influenced by Spike Lee’s film Bamboozled as well as Mel Watkins’ book “On The Real Side” and  Dave Chappelle’s “dancing vs. shuffling” analogy. Brown  brought in dramaturges Talvin Wilks and  Kamilah Forbes as well as theater coach J. Michael Kinsey to assist in the creation of this vibrant and poignant evening length work. The last 30-mins of the performance engages the audience in a conversation, lead by choreographer Camille A. Brown  and  Kamilah Forbes.


Who: Camille A. Brown  & Dancers has been a palpable force  in the national concert dance world for over 10 years. Directed with unfailingly clear vision by Camille A. Brown  (most recently choreographer for City Center Encores production of tick, tick...BOOM!), the company draws upon modern, hip-hop, African and ballet aesthetics to make a personal claim on history through the lens of Brown’s contemporary female perspective. The company’s mission is to present authentic performances that  foster dialogue among audience and local communities. The company has performed at The Joyce Theater, American Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival, City Center’s Fall for Dance Festival, Symphony Space and  The Yard.


Performance – August 2, 2014; 7:00 p.m.
Opening: Stew & The Negro  (Passing Strange)
Main: Camille A. Brown  & Dancers (approximately 8:15)


Where: Lincoln Center, Damrosch Park Bandshell
Subway: 1 train to 66th  Street–Lincoln CenterI¾ A, C, B, D to 59th Street–Columbus Circle


Press RSVP:
All press should RSVP to Anna Simms at In The Lights PR: anna@inthelights.net.


Photo © Christopher Duggan

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