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Camille A. Brown and Dancers

by Michelle Brandon
December 19, 2011
The Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue (at the corner of 19th Street)
New York, NY 10011
January 27-29, 2012
A huge hit at The Joyce in 2010, Camille A. Brown & Dancers return to The Joyce Theater from January 27-29, 2012 with "The Groove To Nobody's Business" and "Been There, Done That," a duet filled with "Brown's considerable and effortless humor (The Boston Globe)," among other works. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue (at 19th Street), NYC. Tickets are $10-39 and are available by phone at 212-242-0800 or Joyce.org.

Camille A. Brown is noted for mixing modern dance techniques with West African dance and hip-hop elements to produce "focused bursts of energy and frozen positions that explode into motion" (The New York Times). The company's three performances at The Joyce Theater will include Ms. Brown's dances "The Evolution of a Secured Feminine;" "The Groove To Nobody's Business" featuring guest artists Christopher Huggins and Matthew Rushing; "Been There, Done That;" sections from "Mr. TOL E. RAncE," a new work in development to premiere in 2012/2013; as well as a new solo performed by Carmen de Lavallade.

Camille A. Brown & Dancers will perform January 27-29, 2012 at The Joyce Theater, with shows on Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm, and Sunday at 7:30pm. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue (at 19th Street), NYC. Tickets begin at $10 and are available by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800, in person at the Box Office (Monday-Friday, 12-6pm), or online by visiting Joyce.org.

CAMILLE A. BROWN, Artistic Director and choreographer of the company, is a Princess Grace Award winning Choreographer. She received a 2011 Bessie nomination for Outstanding Individual Performance in her work, The Evolution Of A Secured Feminine, and is 1 of 4 choreographers selected as a Choreographic Fellow for Ailey's New Directions Choreography Lab. Commissions include works for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Philadanco, Ballet Memphis, Hubbard Street II, Urban Bush Women, among others. She was a guest performer with The Ailey Company in 2008 and 2011, and currently guests with Rennie Harris/Puremovement. Images of Camille (in her signature explosive jumps) were featured in the artwork for both City Center's 2007 Fall for Dance series and Jacob's Pillow's 2011 season.

Her work has been showcased at Sadler's Wells (London, England), The Apollo, The Joyce Theater, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Central Park's Summerstage, Dance Theater Workshop, Symphony Space, Dancenow Festival, and New York Fall for Dance Festival (City Center). Other performances include Dancing From The Heart and The Fire Island Dance Festival, annual benefits produced by Dancer's Responding to AIDS (DRA). She also choreographed a duet for Tony nominated artist Karine Plantadit and Danny Tidwell for The Youth American Grand Prix Gala (City Center) and for New York Fashion Week for Saverio Paletella's line, WholeGarment 3D (2008).

Camille danced with Ronald K. Brown/Evidence from 2001-2007. She is rapidly making a name for herself in the musical theater world, choreographing the new musical, Fortress Of Solitude, directed by Obie Award Winning Director, Daniel Aukin, and gearing up for her company's first solo season at The Joyce Theater. She graduated from LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts, attended The Ailey School, and received her BFA from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization, has proudly served the dance community and its audiences since 1982. The founders, Cora Cahan and Eliot Feld, acquired and renovated the Elgin Theater in Chelsea, which opened as The Joyce Theater in 1982. The Joyce is named in honor of Joyce Mertz, beloved daughter of LuEsther T. Mertz. It was LuEsther's clear, undaunted vision and abundant generosity that made it imaginable and ultimately possible to establish the theater. One of the only theaters built by dancers for dance, The Joyce Theater has provided an intimate and elegant New York home for more than 300 domestic and international companies. The Joyce has also commissioned more than 130 new dances since 1992. In 1996, The Joyce created Joyce SoHo, a dance center providing highly subsidized rehearsal and performance space to hundreds of dance artists. New York City public school students and teachers annually benefit from The Joyce's Dance Education Program, and adult audiences get closer to dance through pre-engagement Dance Talks and post-performance "Dance Chat" discussions. The Joyce Theater now features an annual season of approximately 48 weeks with over 340 performances for audiences in excess of 135,000.

The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue (at 19th Street), NYC
January 27-29, 2012
Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm; Sunday at 7:30pm
Tickets are $10-$39
JoyceCharge: 212-242-0800, joyce.org
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