Camille A. Brown’s modern dance mix

“Been There, Done That.”
From left, Juel D. Lane and Camille A. Brown.
Photo by Matt Karas
Photo by Matt Karas

A huge hit at The Joyce Theater in 2010, Camille A. Brown & Dancers return to The Joyce Theater from Jan. 27-29 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 Ave. (at 19th Street), NYC.

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 Jan. 27-29, 2012 at The Joyce Theater, with shows on Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m., and Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

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.

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).

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