Join us for an exciting workshop with Bessie award-winning, NYC-based Camille A. Brown & Dancers!
Led by Camille A. Brown and/or CABD company member Catherine Foster, workshop participants will learn sections from BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play. In this work, Brown uses the rhythmic play of African-American dance vernacular including social dancing, double dutch, steppin’, tap, Juba, ring shout, and gesture to evoke childhood memories of self-discovery. The rhythmic play of Double Dutch serves as an entry point to the rhythms and movements of social dances that are culturally, individually, and politically rooted. Participants will also learn the musical compositions of Hip Hop, Reggae, and African infused in the work and the connection between handclap games and “pattin’ juba”. A precursor to tap, Juba is a dance developed by African-Americans on plantations during slavery in America.
It is Camille’s hope that the spirit of play is embodied and provides a platform for the individual to celebrate their identity.
All levels and all ages are welcome.