Camille A. Brown & Dancers: Black Girl: Linguistic Play | NCSU Campus: Stewart Theatre | Dance | Indy Week
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Camille A. Brown & Dancers: Black Girl: Linguistic Play 

When: Sat., Feb. 25 2017
Price: $7 - $30

In her company's eloquent, sometimes pointed performance of Mr. TOL E. RAncE at the 2003 American Dance Festival, choreographer Camille A. Brown closely analyzed and critiqued representations of black performers in popular entertainment dating back to minstrelsy. In her 2015 sextet, Black Girl: Linguistic Play, Brown retrieves personal and cultural history by remembering and interrogating the games of childhood, including double Dutch, hopscotch, and clap-and-chant competitions. "A lot of times these don't get lifted up and are seen as trivial," she said in a 2015 L.A. Times interview. "But I wanted to say, what happens when you honor the things that I know were highly intelligent and skillful and you put them onstage and claim them as art?" Find out the answer Saturday, courtesy of NC State LIVE.—Byron Woods 

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