Camille A. Brown & Dancers


BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play

Bessie Award and Doris Duke Artist Award-winning choreographer Camille A. Brown and the women of Camille A. Brown & Dancers present the world premiere of BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play, a work revealing the complexity of carving out a self-defined identity as a black female in urban America. Original compositions by collaborators Tracy Wormworth and Scott Patterson are performed live and encompass the rhythmic play of African-American rooted steppin’, Double Dutch, and Juba. Each performance culminates with a second-act dialogue, allowing audiences to engage with the artists on stage. An array of distinguished guests—Mark Anthony Neal (Sep 22), L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy (Sep 23), Jamilah Lemieux (Sep 24), Scheherazade Tillet (Sep 25), Salamishah Tillet (Sep 26), and Dr. Kyra Gaunt, Ph.D. (Sep 27)—lead these discussions.

Celebration of Black Women Night: Sat, Sep 26 at 8pm
An evening celebrating and elevating the spectrum of black womanhood.
Moderator: Salamishah Tillet

Watch as Brown discusses Black Girl: Linguistic Play with So POPular! host Janet Mock and performs an excerpt of the new work.

Funding Credits
Underwritten by Kerry Clayton & Paige Royer. The presentation of Camille A. Brown & Dancers was 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, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play has also received major support from: 2014 Joyce Foundation Award with DANCECleveland; Engaging Dance Audiences administered by Dance/USA and made possible with generous funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The MAP Fund, primarily supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional funds from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Performances are subject to change.