Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE celebrates its 35th anniversary with the return of High Life and Grace, two works that exemplify Brown’s contemporary African style. High Life celebrates the idea of what one brings and what one leaves behind when striving for “a better life,” paying homage to the African-American migration from rural areas to cities. Grace, performed first by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 20 years ago, is an ode to God’s love and Alvin Ailey’s legacy. A newly commissioned companion piece, Mercy, is an ethereal movement meditation set to music by Meshell Ndegeocello, originally composed for the company.
Tues, Feb 25 at 7:30pm; Thu-Fri, Feb 27-28 at 8pm; Sat, Feb 29 at 2pm and 8pm; and Sun, Mar 1 at 2pm
Program B: Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE 35th Anniversary Kick Off Event
Wed, Feb 26 at 7:30pm
High Life (Excerpt)
Open Door (Excerpt)
The Joyce’s Open Channels Project promoting diverse voices is generously supported by the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Commissioning support for Mercy generously provided, in part, by The Joyce’s Stephen and Cathy Weinroth Fund for New Work. Underwriting support for The Joyce’s presentation of Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE provided by Amit Wadhwaney.
Both Program A and Program B are approximately two hours with one intermission. Late seating will be at the discretion of house management and latecomers are not guaranteed they will be seated in their purchased seats.