The University of Iowa
Camille A. Brown
Whitney Browne

Camille A. Brown & Dancers


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ADULT: $40 | $30
YOUTH: $20 | $10

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Saturday, January 27, 2018, 7:30 pm

A Hancher Commission

“The heart of the work is about seeing the dancers,” says Camille A. Brown. “They are people. What are the stories that live inside of their bodies?” Her new work, ink, seeks to reclaim African American narratives and culture from appropriation and silence. The third work in a trilogy about identity, ink is an amalgamation of African dance, African American social dance, tap, jazz, modern, and hip-hop.

Season Sponsor: WEST MUSIC

Event Sponsors:
Ed and Patricia Folsom


This presentation of Camille A. Brown & Dancers is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


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Running time: 1 hour; no intermission

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Dancers converse on social issues, creative process
Daily Iowan - Friday, January 26, 2018
Camille A. Brown has dedicated her career to creating choreography and dance exploring culture, social justice, and African-American narratives. She will talk about her creative process, thoughts, and experience today at 7:30 p.m. in Hancher’s Strauss Hall. The discussion, originally part of the Creative Matters Series, is free and open to the public. Brown is the lead choreographer of her company, Camille A. Brown and Dancers. She is also a 2016 Guggenheim fellow, Broadway choreographer, and community-based dance instructor.
Dancer Camille A. Brown to hold lecture, debut her Hancher-commissioned performance ‘ink’
Little Village Mag - Thursday, January 25, 2018
Dancer and choreographer Camille A. Brown, a 2016 Guggenheim fellow, has had work commissioned by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Urban Bush Women and more. This Saturday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m., she presents ink, an original Hancher commission. The piece is the third in a trilogy about identity. The first two parts, Mr. TOL E. RAncE and BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play, likewise explored black culture and identity.
Ink to mark Hancher with performance on empowerment
Daily Iowan - Thursday, January 25, 2018
Ink uses a blend of everyday movements and traditional African dance to create a powerful display of African-American empowerment. Camille A. Brown, the creator of ink, roams around the stage with a mix of pedestrian-like motions and displays of modern-dance mastery. At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Hancher will welcome Brown and her dance company as they perform Ink, the third and final installment of a dance series focused on African-American identity; the first two being Mr. TOL E. RAncE, which was performed in 2012, and BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play, débuted in 2015.

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