Where: Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay West, Harbourfront Centre
When: February 2 & 3, 2018 for three performances only!
Cost: Tickets are $40-$30 (Students/Seniors/CADA $25) and $18 for Groups 10+. Can be purchased at Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416.973.4000 or online at www.danceimmersion.ca/evidence
Details: Creating an atmosphere of connection, Brown’s dance company Evidence blends traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. It uses movement as a way to reinforce the importance of community in contemporary African culture, and to acquaint audiences with the beauty of traditional African forms and rhythms. With bounding leaps, passionate embraces, and elongated lines, Brown’s masterful movement creates deeply emotional works with a unique view of human struggles, tragedies, and triumphs.
Evidence will perform selected pieces from their repertory including:
– Four Corners (2014/2016) music by Rahsaan Roland and North African vocalist Yacoub: With his signature blend of modern dance and West African expression, Brown envisions four angels standing on the four corners of the earth holding the four winds in this powerful and hope-filled journey of tribulation, devotion and triumph.
– New Conversations (2018) featuring an original score from composer Arturo O’Farrill: The dance explores what is Devine and required for growth and understanding through the wisdom of women and female ancestors echoing tension, agitation and liberation.
– Come Ye (2003) includes music by Nina Simone and Fela Kuti and a video collage by Robert Penn: A multimedia work utilizing African, Caribbean, modern, ballet and social dance styles to summon warriors, angels and activists dedicated to the pursuit of liberation and peace amidst the struggles of human conflict.
Named one of the most profound choreographers of modern dance by The New York Times, Brown founded Evidence (New York) in 1985 to promote the understanding of the human experience in the African Diaspora through dance and storytelling. Evidence also brings arts education and cultural connections to local communities that have historically lacked these experiences. On February 4, 2018, dance Immersion’s Workshop Series will present two public workshops (one for children and the other for adults) with Ronald K. Brown at Theatre Studio 313, 15 Case Goods Lane, Dancemakers Studios. For info visit www.danceimmersion.ca/workshop-series.