Camille A. Brown & Dancers

2017 Performances

BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play

Saturday, July 22, 2017 | 7pm
Location: Performing Arts Center, Oak Bluffs

$75 Premium Seating
$35 General Admission
$20 Seniors, Students and Military
$5 Children under 12

The Yard Performances & Workshops


Journey Through Juba and Other Social Dances

as part of The Yard's Tap the Yard Festival

"Black Girl"
"Mr. TOL E. RAncE"

as part of The Yard's Tap the Yard Festival

"Mr. TOL E. RAncE"

Camille A. Brown is a prolific choreographer who has achieved multiple accolades and awards for her daring works. Ms. Brown is a Bessie Award Winner for her work, Mr. TOL E. RAncE, two-time Princess Grace Award recipient (Choreography & Works in Progress Residency), a 2015 TED Fellow, a two-time recipient of NEFA’s National Dance Project: Production Grant, recipient of the 2014 Joyce Award with DANCECleveland, a Jerome Foundation 50th Anniversary Grant, and a 2014 New York City Center Choreography Fellow. She was also the 2013 recipient of The International Association of Blacks in Dance Founders Award, the Mariam McGlone Emerging Choreographer Award (Wesleyan University), and the 2012 City College of New York Women & Culture Award.

Informed by her music background as a clarinetist, she creates choreography that utilizes musical composition as storytelling investigating the silent space within the measure, and filling it with mesmerizing movement. Camille A. Brown’s choreography and dynamic performances have led her to receive a Bessie nomination for Best Performance in her work, The Evolution of a Secured Feminine, and a Best Choreography nomination from the Black Theater Arts Alliance for her debut work set on the Ailey company, The Groove To Nobody’s Business. She was also among the first cohort of fellows for Ailey’s New Directions Choreography Lab.

Commissions include: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Philadanco, Urban Bush Women, Complexions, Ailey II, Ballet Memphis, and Hubbard Street II, among others. She was the Choreographer for Saverio Palatella’s line, Whole¬garment 3D, for New York Fashion Week in 2008.

Her new work, BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play, will premiere in Fall 2015 and inspired her new initiative, BLACK GIRL SPECTRUM.