Five College Dance Annual Fall Lecture
Camille A Brown is a dancer and choreographer for our times. Her commitment to “reclaiming the cultural narrative of African American identity” is a kind of connective tissue running through all of her artistic endeavors—from her early work as a performer with Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, to her acclaimed dance-making with her company Camille A Brown & Dancers, her viral TED-Ed video on the history of African-American social dance, and her choreography for the recent Broadway revival of Once on This Island and the NBC production of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. In each instance, Ms. Brown’s “bold work taps into both ancestral stories and contemporary culture to capture a range of deeply personal experiences.” Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear directly from Camille A. Brown in a conversation moderated by Deborah Goffe, Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Dance at Hampshire College. The two will discuss Ms. Brown’s intersecting career pathways through concert dance, choreography for theater and in commercial contexts, and her community engagement initiatives as social justice interventions.
Presented by Five College Dance, with support from generous co-sponsors Five Colleges Inc., Hampshire College Office of the President, the Office of the Dean of Faculty, the School of Humanities Arts and Cultural Studies, the Office of Multicultural Education and Inclusion, and the Ethics and the Common Good Project, and made possible through a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts.