ink – Camille A. Brown & Dancers – Wednesday, June 3 at 8pm (GMT+4)
Streaming on Facebook @NYUADArtsCenter
Revisit the UAE debut of ink, an African-American dance performance that explores race, culture, and identity, by award winning dancer and choreographer Camille A. Brown. The show combines tap, jazz, modern, and Hip-Hop, using the rhythms and sounds of traditional African and handmade instruments. It explores the rituals, gestural vocabulary, and traditions that remain ingrained within the lineage of the African Diaspora. Through self-empowerment, Black love, brotherhood, exhaustion and resilience, community and fellowship, ink depicts the pedestrian interactions of individuals and relationships as grounds for accessing one’s innate super powers and finding liberation.
Coming from New York City, Brown presents one of his final installations of dance theater trilogy about identity, in collaboration with Music Director Allison Miller, percussionist Wilson Torres, violinist Juliette Jones, and composer/pianist Scott Patterson.
The Arts Center is hosting a virtual Off the Stage dance workshop with dancers from Camille A. Brown Company on Tuesday, June 2 at 6pm. Open to the public by invitation, the workshop takes participants on a social dance journey, allowing them to investigate the ways communities used movement as a way of social expression. By learning about the past, it is Brown’s hope that the spirit of expression through movement is embodied in our present day – providing the individual with a platform to celebrate their identity and to share their personal expression with the community of participants.
The workshop will be taught by choreographer Juel D. Lane. Lane received his training from Tri-Cities Visual & Performing Arts High School, The Youth Ensemble of Atlanta, and BFA from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He has performed nationally and internationally with Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, and currently dances with Bessie Award winning Camille A. Brown & Dancers.
If you are interested in attending the virtual workshop, please register here.