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December 2016

01dec12:30 pmMANCC Welcomes Camille A. Brown & Dancers (CABD)Community Open Studio12:30 pm

Time

December 1, 2016 12:30pm

Location

Montgomery Hall (MON)

130 Collegiate Loop, Tallahassee, FL 32306

Event Details

On Thursday, Decmber 1, 2016, Camille A. Brown and Dancers will open the studio to college students and community members to observe the artistic process in real time.

The Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) welcomes Camille A. Brown & Dancers (CABD) to develop ink – the final installation of her identity trilogy, including Mr. TOL. E. RAncE (2013) and BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play (2015). Based on the evolution of Hip-Hop, gestural vocabulary and time travel will collide and draw on the rhythmic and ritualistic history of the African Diaspora social dances and traditions. Ink will combine dance, music, body, and instrument to portray Hip-Hop as a cultural phenomenon and social justice platform. Musicians Joey Oakley and Wilson Torres will compose a percussive score of African and Hip-Hop music with sound design by Jonathan Pratt and DJ OP. Riffing on the comic superhero trope prevalent in heroic American folklore, CABD will anthropomorphize and examine Hip-Hop’s political influence in response to injustice through the African American lens.

This residency is funded, in part, by the Princess Grace Foundation.

Visit Camille A. Brown’s website for more information.

View her TED Talk: A Visual History of Social Dance in 25 Moves.