Photo Credit
Christopher Duggan ’06

Courage and identity through dance with Duke Performances

When The New York Times called Camille A. Brown “a force of nature,” it wasn’t kidding.

Her dance company Camille A. Brown & Dancers explores multiple aspects of black existence through sequence of motion and form. 

During the 2018/2019 season, Duke Performances became the first presenter to stage Brown’s entire trilogy on black identity over the course of a single season. Leading up to each of these performances, Brown and her dancers took part in a variety of engagements, including: dance classes, public conversations, social dance events, and visits to Duke classrooms — providing the Duke campus an opportunity to explore, in a deep and sustained way, the work of this visionary artist at the vanguard of American dance.