Our Showcase Presentations take place in a professional theatre. We facilitate and promote selected and commissioned works of various dance styles by dance artists and choreographers from the African Diaspora living in Canada and abroad. Our Showcase Presentations have taken place in Toronto at the Harbourfront Centre since 1995.
Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE
February 2-3, 2018
Fleck Dance Theatre
207 Queens Quay West
Friday Feb 2, 2018 @ 8pm Saturday Feb 3, 2018 @ 1pm and 8pm
Tickets:$40-$30 (Students/Seniors/CADA $25) – Groups 10+: $18
dance Immersion proudly welcomes back dynamic dance company Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE for a full evening presentation.
Founded by Ronald K. Brown in 1985 and based in Brooklyn, New York, Evidence, A Dance Company focuses on the seamless integration of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. Through work, Evidence provides a unique view of human struggles, tragedies, and triumphs. Brown uses movement as a way to reinforce the importance of community in African American culture and to acquaint audiences with the beauty of traditional African forms and rhythms.
Brown’s work is delightfully humane. Approachable, stylistically accessible, his movement signature invites an emotional response, a sense of ideation, as if audience members are somehow so intertwined with the dance that they themselves are up onstage.~Eugeneweekly.com
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RONALD K. BROWN
Brown founded Evidence, A Dance Company in1985. He has worked with Mary Anthony Dance Theater, Jennifer Muller/The Works and other choreographers and artists. Brown has set works on Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, Cleo Parker Robinson Ensemble, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Jennifer Muller/The Works, Jeune Ballet d’Afrique Noire, Ko-Thi Dance Company, Philadanco, Muntu Dance Theater of Chicago and Ballet Hispanico.He has collaborated with such artists as composer/designer OmotayoWunmiOlaiya, the late writer Craig G. Harris, director Ernie McClintock’s Jazz Actors Theater, choreographers Patricia Hoffbauer and Rokiya Kone, and composers Robert Een, Oliver Lake, Bernadette Speech, David Simons, and Don Meissner
He choreographed Regina Taylor’s award-winning play, Crowns and won an AUDELCO Award for his work on that production. Brown has won a Fred & Adele Astaire Award for Outstanding Choreography in the Tony winningThe Gershwin's Porgy & Bess, adapted by Suzan Lori Parks, arrangement by Diedre Murray & directed by Diane Paulus. In addition Brown was named Def Dance Jam Workshop Mentor of the Year in 2000 and has received; John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Choreographers Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, United States Artists Fellowship, and The Ailey Apex Award for teaching. Brown is a member of Stage Directors & Choreographers Society.