MOVING PEOPLE: Camille A. Brown on the Advice She'd Give Young and Black Choreographers, Her Pre-performance Ritual with Her Casts, and Her Favorite Activity Outside of Dance
Camille A. Brown
Left portrait: Josefina Santos
Right portrait: Whitney Browne
My earliest memory of dancing is _____________.
watching Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson videos and musicals with my mom
I knew I had to be a dancer when ___________.
I realized it was the only way I felt comfortable expressing myself
The most expressive part of the body is ___________.
Music is to dance like ___________ is to ___________.
This also honors the music in silence.
My motto is ___________.
keep moving forward, and be brave about it
If I could choreograph a perfect day, it would include these three things: ___________.
growing, learning, and being around friends and family
My greatest influences are ___________.
I look for ___________ in the dancers with whom I work because ___________.
it's important if we all want the work to go to that next level.
A personal challenge I face is ___________.
finding motivation during COVID
___________ is overrated.
A song I never get tired of is ___________.
the song my mom has been singing to me since I was a baby
If I could I go back in time to watch one show, it would be ___________ because ___________.
I would like to learn to ___________.
play the violin
A pre-performance ritual I have with my casts is ___________.
standing in a circle, holding hands, and telling them I love and appreciate them
Something that gives me energy is ___________.
seeing something inspiring
If I could give young Black dancers and dance-makers one piece of advice, it would be ___________.
"do you" always; surround yourself with people who care about you and will give you a loving and challenging critique
Outside of dance, my favorite activity is ___________.
When beginning a new project, I always ___________.
have lots of questions!
Being a 2020 Dance Magazine awardee means ___________ to me.
that I have the opportunity to thank my community for everything they've been
I am looking forward to ___________ in 2021.
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