Camille A. Brown’s Black Girl: Linguistic PlayConcerts & Performances
MDC Live Arts and Miami Dade County Auditorium will present the South Florida premiere of Camille A. Brown’s Black Girl: Linguistic Play, a provocative and poignant piece that represents a nuanced spectrum of black girlhood in a world where black women are often only portrayed in terms of their strength, resiliency or trauma. Brown uses the rhythmic play of African-American social dance, double dutch, steppin’, tap, Juba, ring shout, and gesture to evoke childhood memories of self-discovery. Through play and protest, Brown and her dancers come into their own, all while being shaped by their environments, the bonds of sisterhood, and society at large. The dance pieces are accompanied by live music with pianist Scott Patterson and electric bassist Tracy Wormworth, playing original compositions. Each performance culminates with “The Dialogue”, a talk-back with the artists. General admission $25; MDC students $10.