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Ronald K. Brown / Evidence, A Dance Company presents ONE SHOT

Ronald K. Brown / Evidence, A Dance Company presents ONE SHOT

Company:

BRIC House

Location:

BRIC House Ballroom: 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217, United States

Dates:

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:30pm
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 8:00pm
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 7:30pm
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 8:00pm

Tickets:

http://bricartsmedia.org/performing-arts/2014-fall-season-at-bric-house/ronald-k-brown-evidence-a-dance-company-one-shot

Company:
BRIC House

Ronald K. Brown / Evidence, A Dance Company presents ONE SHOT

 

One Shot, a group piece by highly regarded choreographer and life-long Brooklynite Ron Brown, and his Evidence, A Dance Company, is inspired by the life and work of noted photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris, who documented black life in Pittsburgh from 1936 to 1975. Harris captured many aspects of life in Pittsburgh: the spirit of childhood, the indulgences of decadence, and the soul of jazz. One Shot uses the idea of looking to the legacy of community and its echoing effect on other communities in their distinct definition and evolution. The work incorporates video projections by Clifton Taylor and music by Anonimo Consejo, Billy Strayhorn, Ahmad Jamal, Mary Lou Williams, Arturo Sandoval, Mamadouba Mohammed Camara, Lena Horne, and Phyllis Hyman.

Each week of Evidence’s run at BRIC House will feature a second work by the renowned company. Week A (November 6, 7, 8) will include Order My Steps (2005), which takes its title from Psalms 119 and explores ideas behind the scripture and seeing one’s life as a path. What is our direction? Is it correct and how do we determine that? Dance is used as a vehicle to investigate the sense of purpose and obedience that comes into play when one recognizes “a calling.” Order My Steps features narration by poetChad Boseman as well as music by Fred Hammond, Terry Riley, and Bob Marley. Week B (November 13-15) will include Come Ye (2003). Inspired by the music and sociopolitical legacies of artists/activists Nina Simone and Fela Kuti, this multimedia work utilizes Mr. Brown’s signature style of kinetic storytelling through African, Caribbean, modern, ballet and social dance styles to summon warriors, angels and activists dedicated to the pursuit of liberation and peace amidst the strug­gles of human conflict. Come Ye includes music by Nina Simone and Fela Kuti, and a video collage by Robert Penn.

This program is supported in part by a grant from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s Building Demand for the Arts Program.

 


Photo: Rachel Papo

 

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