Camille A. Brown and Dancers: BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play

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Camille A. Brown and Dancers: BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play
Photograph: courtesy John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Camille A. Brown's "Black Girl: Linguistic Play"

Award-winning choreographer Camille A. Brown and her dance company will perform a new show at REDCAT this fall. This performance, Black Girl: Linguistic Play, is a take on children's games and interactions, specifically, black girls' play. Brown described it to NPR this way: "Childhood," she says simply. "Black girls playing; black girl joy. What does that look like? ... How do black girls communicate in rhythm, in gesture, in a look, in a stance? There's a play in us getting an attitude with each other. There's a play in our resolve." Brown is a young star in the dance world, with works commissioned by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Black Girl: Linguistic Play premieres in September at the Joyce Theater in New York City.

NPR recently featured Camille A. Brown and this performance. Click here to see the story.

By: Sara Fay

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