Praised by The New York Times as “one of the most profound choreographers of his modern dance generation,” Evidence’s Artistic Director Ronald K. Brown blends African, modern, ballet and social dance styles to tell stories that illuminate fundamental aspects of the human experience.
Founded and based in Brooklyn, New York in 1985, Evidence, A Dance Company focuses on the seamless fusion of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. This work 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. He is an advocate for the growth of an African American dance community and is instrumental in encouraging young dancers to choreograph and to develop careers in dance.
Evidence annually tours to some 30 communities in the United States and travels overseas to Cuba, Brazil, England, Ireland, France, Greece, Hungary, Mexico and Senegal to perform, teach master classes and conduct lecture/demonstrations for young people. In 2010, Evidence joined the U.S. State Department’s DanceMotion USAsm initiative for a special four-week tour to Africa, in addition to celebrating its 25th anniversary. Just this spring, the company premiered a new work set to the timeless music of Stevie Wonder which examines the responsibility of all generations to make the world a better place.
Join us for this special evening of dance from one of America’s foremost contemporary dance companies!
adults - $22
seniors (age 60 and over) - $19
students - $15