The University of Iowa
Camille A. Brown (Photo: Whitney Browne)

Creative Matters Lecture with Camille A. Brown

Friday, January 26, 2018, 7:30 pm
A partnership with the UI Office of Research & Economic Development

Camille Brown, and 2016 Guggenheim Fellow, creates choreography that utilizes musical composition as storytelling in order to investigate the silent space within the measure. Informed by her background as a clarinetist, she makes a claim on history through the lens of a modern Black female perspective and leads her dancers through excavations of ancestral stories, both timeless and traditional. She develops and teaches community-based dance and social justice activities that engage the Black community and Black allies. Most recently, her TED-Ed Talk A Visual History of Social Dance in 25 Moves was chosen as one of the most notable talks of 2016. Her work has been commissioned by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Philadanco!, Complexions and Urban Bush Women. Her theater credits as choreographer include Broadway’s A Streetcar Named Desire, and Fortress of Solitude, among many others.

Free and open to the public

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