Queens, NY

Thurs-Sat | April 2-4, 2020

Camille A. Brown 

& Dancers 

ink

"Rousing and incisive." -The New York Times

Camille A. Brown returns to White Bird with ink, which celebrates the rituals, gestural vocabulary and traditions that remain ingrained within the lineage of the African Diaspora. ink is the third part of Brown's trilogy, which includes Mr. TOL E. RAncE (2012) and BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play (2015). Camille and her company of 7 dancers and 4 musicians create a thrilling energy, through dance and music, in examining the Black life that is often appropriated, rewritten, or silenced. 

3 SHOWS 

thurs-sat | Apr 2-4 | 8pm

newmark theatre

THIS PERFORMANCE CANCELLED

SPONSORED BY

nancy & george thorn

For more information on the company, please visit www.camilleabrown.org

Show FAQ

  • Run time: TBD

  • Arts for All tickets available 2hr prior at the Newmark Theatre with valid Oregon Trail Card

This performance has been postponed to April 2021

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Did you know? talking points about the work
  • Camille Brown founded her Bessie Award-winning, NYC-based dance company in 2006. 

  • Her company has toured over half the states within the United States, and has performed internationally in Belfast and in Abu Dhabi. 

  • Currently, Camille A. Brown is performing her new work “ink,” the final installation of the company’s trilogy about culture, race and identity. “ink” follows the Bessie award winning “Mr. TOL E. RAncE” (2012) and Bessie-nominated “BLACK GIRL:Linguistic Play” (2015). 

  • Not only has Camille Brown made a name for herself within the framework of concert dance, she has also lent her voice to the opera, theatre, and musical theatre worlds. She was the choreographer for FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE/WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF, ONCE, Toni Stone, Porgy and Bess, CHOIR BOY, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT ON NBC just to name a few. 

  • Choreographer Camille Brown received her first Tony Award nomination in 2019 for her work on Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Tony-nominated play Choir Boy. 

  • In 2018, Ms. Brown created a community engagement platform, Every Body Move (EBM), to serve as the umbrella for all initiatives that bring the artistic rigor of Camille A. Brown & Dancers’ beyond the stage and into communities. Every Body Move works to cultivate the creative capacity of its participants through workshops, summer intensives, artistic encounters, educational experiences, public actions, and celebrations for people of diverse abilities, identities, and ages. The initiative includes: Black Girl Spectrum (BGS); Black Men Moving (BMM); The Gathering; Creative Action Lab; Every Body Move Celebration. [7] 

  • As a child, Brown trained at The Bernice Johnson Dance Center and The Carolyn DeVore Dance Center. She continued her training in high school at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts while simultaneously attending The Ailey School on scholarship. Brown earned a B.F.A. from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and went on to dance as a member of Ronald K. Brown’s Evidence, A Dance Company, and was a guest artist with Rennie Harris Puremovement and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Photo by Marin Levitskaya