December 29, 2016 |

2017 | Kingsborough Community College

Camille A. Brown is a prolific choreographer making a personal claim on history through the lens of a modern Black female perspective. She is a four time Princess Grace Award winner, 2016 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award recipient, 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, 2015 USA Jay Franke & David Herro Fellow, and 2015 Doris Duke Artist Award recipient. A 2015 TED Fellow, Ms. Brown’s TED talk on the influence of African and African-American social dance in the United States is on, TED-Ed, and across social media platforms where it has received over 6 million views. Ms. Brown’s work has been commissioned by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Philadanco!, and Urban Bush Women, among others. Her theater credits as Choreographer include: Broadway’s A Streetcar Named Desire, Fortress of Solitude, BELLA: An American Tall Tale, Cabin in the Sky, Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick…BOOM! starring Lin-Manuel Miranda & Leslie Odom Jr.

Recognized for high theatricality, gutsy moves, and virtuosic musicality, the work of Camille A. Brown & Dancers explores a range of themes with an eye on the past and present. Making a personal claim on history, Ms. Brown leads her dancers through excavations of ancestral stories, both timeless and traditional, as well as immediate contemporary issues.