Camille A. Brown & Dancers
Thursday December 6 - Saturday December 8, 2012 - 8:00pm
“Gutsy, wild, smart and original.”
PROGRAM: "Mr. TOL E. RAncE"- Running time 45 minutes, No Intermission
Each performance is followed by an interactive 30-40 minute conversation with Camille A. Brown and her company about the issues raised by her provocative work. Please be sure to stay for both!
Moderators for the three evenings are:
Thursday, Dec. 6-- Kemba Shannon, Kemba Shannon Dance Center
Friday, Dec. 7-- Renee S. Mitchell, former Oregonian columnist, speaker, poet and playwright
Saturday, Dec. 8-- Kevin Jones & Lesli Mones, August Wilson Red Door Project.
Camille A. Brown is a dynamic young artist and choreographer of the African-American version of A Streetcar Named Desire that opened on Broadway in spring 2012. An electrifying dancer, Camille creates theatrical work, incorporating sketch comedy and live music, that is strongly character-based with an eye to both the past and present. She and her dancers will make their West Coast debut with her new work Mr. TOL E. RAncE, a collaboration between her dancers, dramaturg Talvin Wilks, and composer Brandon McCune, which both examines sustained stereotypes of African-American performers and celebrates their humor.
The presentation of Camille A. Brown's "Mr. TOL E. RAncE" was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.