Ronald K. Brown, Jason Moran collaboration soon at The Broad


Photo: ©Julieta Cervantes

Looking forward to upcoming performances by Evidence, A Dance Company, at the Broad Stage, which will showcase three works choreographed by Ronald K. Brown, company artistic director and winner of the 2015 Doris Duke Award for Dance.

Brown has created works for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, Cleo Parker Robinson Ensemble, and The Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess. Evidence, A Dance Company, is just finishing its 30th anniversary celebration (1985), nonetheless, the evening is being marketed under Brown’s name.

The new work to be performed at The Broad is “The Subtle One” set to music of jazz pianist and MacArthur Genius winner, Jason Moran.

“The Subtle One,” according to promotional text, “dances through the mystic and inspirational relationship between spiritual beings and the society they inhabit.” Would that include the not-very-spiritual experience of Donald Trump?

Grace with Clarice Young by Rachel PapoBrown finds that the complexity of Moran’s music frees him to explore more contemporary modes of expressing African and Caribbean traditions. Conversely, Moran feels that Brown’s dance highlights the ‘Africanness’ within his musical execution and structure.

On the  program:

The Subtle One (2014)
Choreography by Ronald K. Brown
to a musical suite by Grammy-nominated pianist Jason Moran

Come Ye (2002)
Choreography by Ronald K. Brown
A tribute to the music and life of Nina Simone, Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Grace (1999/2004)
Choreography by Ronald K. Brown
Music by Duke Ellington, Roy Davis, Jr., Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Ronald K. Brown | The Broad Stage | March 25/26

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