Joyce Theater

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE returns to our Chelsea home, performing a selection of solos and duets from their repertory that seamlessly blends contemporary, African, Caribbean, and social dance forms.

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Presented by The Joyce Theater, Northrop, DANCECleveland and Cuyahoga Community College

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE

Live Performance: Thursday, February 18 at 8pm ET/7pm CT

On-Demand streaming available until Thursday, March 4 at 11:59pm ET


Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE continues its 35th Anniversary celebration with a livestream performance event featuring some of the company’s most iconic pieces. EVIDENCE, the dance company founded by Ronald K. Brown in 1985, focuses on the integration of traditional African dance with contemporary and spoken word to provide a unique view of struggles, tragedies, and triumphs of humanity. 

For this special online program, the company has assembled a selection of solos and duets from their repertory including the luminous solo from Grace, Brown’s breakout piece performed first by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 20 years ago. The program also features Mercy, an ethereal movement meditation that seeks to guide our hearts, set to music by Meshell Ndegeocello; For You, a tribute to the incredible legacy and leadership of the late American Dance Festival co-creator Stephanie Reinhart; She is Here, a celebration of self–determination and perseverance of mothers and teachers who have inspired living with integrity; Palo y Machete, a solo work from One Shot inspired by the life and work of noted photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris who documented black life in Pittsburgh; and March, an extraordinary duet set to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech on the value of a man.

This performance of Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE premieres live Thursday, February 18 at 8pm Eastern Time/7pm Central Time and will be available for on-demand streaming until Thursday, March 4 at 11:59pm ET. Tickets are $25 per household. 



Watch the Trailer


Livestream produced by Nel Shelby Productions.




Leadership support for The Joyce Theater Foundation has been provided by the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust.

Leadership support for The Joyce’s presentation of dance is provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.  Leadership support for The Joyce's annual programming is provided by Howard Gilman Foundation.

The Joyce’s Open Channels Project promoting diverse voices is generously supported by the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. 

Visionary lead support for piloting the EVIDENCE/Joyce Administrative Collaboration has been provided by Howard Gilman Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and The New York Community Trust.

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE's New York performance season at The Joyce Theater is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Joyce presentations are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council with special thanks to Speaker Corey Johnson; and made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Major support For The Joyce has been provided by The Harkness Foundation for Dance, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The SHS Foundation, and The Shubert Foundation. 

Key support has been provided by First Republic Bank, GKV Charitable Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts and its National Dance Project, and Jerome Robbins Foundation.

Ticket Prices

Tickets are $25 per household. The livestreamed performances will be available for streaming until March 4, 2021.

All tickets can be purchased online. For questions, please call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. JoyceCharge is open noon-4pm Monday-Friday.