Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, Photo by Matt Karas

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, Photo by Matt Karas


Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE

Grace @20

Saturday, August 17th | 7:00pm
Location: The MVPAC

$75 Premium
$35 Adult
$20 Seniors, Students and Military
$5 Children under 12
Behind the Counter and Membership discounts apply


The Yard is a Partner of the National Performance Network (NPN). This project is made possible in part by support from the NPNArtist Engagement Fund. Major contributors include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information visit www.npnweb.org.

Photo By Matt Karas

Photo By Matt Karas


“Brown’s work is like coming home. It is a celebration and acceptance of our humanity.”

- San Diego County News

Founded in 1985 and based in Brooklyn, New York, EVIDENCE focuses on the seamless fusion of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word.  The mission of EVIDENCE is to promote understanding of the human experience in the African Diaspora through dance and storytelling and to provide sensory connections to history and tradition through music, movement, and spoken word, leading deeper into issues of spirituality, community responsibility, and liberation.  EVIDENCE now tours to some 30 communities in the United States annually and has traveled overseas to Cuba, Brazil, England, France, Greece, Hungary, Mexico, and Senegal.

Ronald K. Brown, Artistic Director

Artistic Director and Founder Ronald K. Brown has set works on Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, Cleo Parker Robinson Ensemble, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Jennifer Muller/The Works, Jeune Ballet d’Afrique Noire, Ko-Thi Dance Company, Philadanco, Muntu Dance Theater of Chicago, and Ballet Hispanico.  Recent accolades include the Dance Magazine Award (2018) and the American Dance Festival's Samuel H. Scripps Award for Lifetime Achievement (2018). Previously, he has received the Doris Duke Artist Award, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Choreographers Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, United States Artists Fellowship, The Ailey Apex Award for teaching, and he was named Def Dance Jam Workshop Mentor of the Year in 2000. Brown has taught in the US and abroad at numerous universities including: Virginia Commonwealth University, CT College, Ohio State University, and New York University.

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Photo by Matt Karas

Photo by Matt Karas