Camille Brown & Dancers: BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play

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

“Arguably the best thing that has ever happened on, and to, the Joyce stage.”  – TIME OUT NEW YORK

"An important rising star." - NPR, Sept. 2015

“The dancing is fierce, the performers’ stamina impressive, and their performance risky and often funny.”  – World Dance Views

Presented as part of the Sharon Disney Lund Dance Series

Winner of a Bessie Award and a Doris Duke Artist Award, choreographer Camille A. Brown and her company perform a work which reveals the complexity of carving out a self-defined identity as a Black female in urban American culture. Embodying a strong sense of storytelling and theatricality with  a mix of African-American dance vernacular including social dancing, double dutch, steppin’, tap, Juba, ring shout, and gesture, BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play connects history with contemporary culture in a dialogue  and reflection on meaning, understanding and relevancy.

LISTEN: Camille A Brown talks to NPR about "BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play" September 2015

READ: TIME OUT NEW YORK review "The Joyce Theater launched its new season last night with Camille A. Brown's BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play, arguably the best thing that has ever happened on, and to, the Joyce stage. An audacious statement, I know..."

This project is made possible in part by support from the National Performance Network (NPN) Performance Residency Program. For more information:

BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play has received generous support from New England Foundation for the Arts; The Joyce Foundation and DANCECleveland; DANCE/USA's Engaging Dance Audiences; The MAP Fund; Princess Grace Foundation; The Jerome Foundation; New York State Council on the Arts; New York City Center Fellowship; University of Maryland's Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Juniata Presents and Juniata College.

Associated Images: 

THU 12/03
8:30 pm
$20  $16$10
FRI 12/04
8:30 pm
$20  $16$10
SAT 12/05
8:30 pm
$25  $20$12
SUN 12/06
3:00 pm
$25  $20$12

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff