Classes begin center floor with an emphasis on alignment, rhythm and using the body to express ideas and themes; strength, prayer, and celebration. Center floor work will introduce participants to the methods and various dance techniques that are incorporated into the vocabulary of Ronald K. Brown/ EVIDENCE, A Dance Company. Phrases across the floor will use influences from western modern dance as well as traditional and social dances from West Africa, the Caribbean, and the US.
About the instructor:
Ronald K. Brown founded EVIDENCE, A Dance Company in 1985. He has worked with Mary Anthony Dance Theater, Jennifer Muller/The Works among many other choreographers and artists. Brown has set works on Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, Cleo Parker Robinson Ensemble, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Jennifer Muller/The Works, Jeune Ballet d’Afrique Noire, Ko-Thi Dance Company, Philadanco, Muntu Dance Theater of Chicago and Ballet Hispanico. He has collaborated with such artists as composer/designer Omotayo Wunmi Olaiya, the late writer Craig G. Harris, director Ernie McClintock’s Jazz Actors Theater, choreographers Patricia Hoffbauer and Rokiya Kone, and composers Robert Een, Oliver Lake, Bernadette Speech, David Simons, and Don Meissner.
Brown choreographed Regina Taylor’s award-winning play, Crowns and won an AUDELCO Award for his work on that production. He has also won a Fred & Adele Astaire Award for Outstanding Choreography in the Tony winning The Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess, adapted by Suzan Lori Parks, arrangement by Diedre Murray & directed by Diane Paulus. In addition, Brown was named Def Dance Jam Workshop Mentor of the Year in 2000 and has received the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Choreographers Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, United States Artists Fellowship, and The Ailey Apex Award for teaching. Brown is a member of Stage Directors & Choreographers Society. www.evidencedance.com
About This Event
ADF's Samuel H. Scripps Studios, 721 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705
June 19, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm