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Women of Substance

Camille A. Brown & Dancers — ink

Presented by The O'Shaughnessy and The Ordway

Friday, Mar 23 | 7:30 pm

$15 to $34


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Camille A. Brown is a prolific choreographer making a personal claim on history through the lens of a modern Black female perspective. She leads her dancers through excavations of ancestral stories, both timeless and traditional, that illustrate stories which connect history with contemporary culture.

She is a four time Princess Grace Award winner (2016 Statue Award, 2016 Choreographic Mentorship Co-Commission Award, 2013 Works in Progress Residency Award, 2006 Choreography Award), 2016 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award recipient, 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, 2015 USA Jay Franke & David Herro Fellow, 2015 TED Fellow, 2015 Doris Duke Artist Award recipient, and was nominated for the 2015 Lucille Lortel “Outstanding Choreographer” Award (Fortress of Solitude).

Her company, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, received a 2014 Bessie Award for Outstanding Production for the work Mr. TOL E. RAncE and most recently were nominated for a 2016 Bessie Award for Outstanding Production for the work BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play. Ms. Brown’s work has been commissioned by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Philadanco!, Complexions, and Urban Bush Women, among others.


Please note: this event was originally scheduled for Saturday, March 24. The date has been changed to accommodate the company’s travel schedule.


The appearance of Camille A. Brown & Dancers is made possible by the generosity of the following supporters:
  • The Boss Foundation
  • The New England Foundation for the Arts through the National Dance Project
  • The Minnesota State Arts Board Arts Touring Fund, made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
  • Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Crane Group.
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