Camille A. Brown & Dancers:
Mr. TOL E. RAncE
April 2, 4–6, 8pm
A performance specifically for students will take place on April 3rd. For more information on this show contact email@example.com
Inspired by Spike Lee's controversial movie Bamboozled, and Mel Watkins's book On The Real Side: From Slavery to Chris Rock, Camille Brown's Mr. TOL E. RAncE celebrates the humor and perseverance of the black performer while examining stereotypes that still dominate popular Black culture. Through comedy, live original music, animation, theater, and poignantly retrospective dance vocabulary, Mr. TOL E. RAncE speaks as well to the issue of tolerance—addressing both what Black performers have tolerated in the past and the forms of modern-day minstrelsy we tolerate today. It is not a history lesson. Blending and contrasting the historical with the contemporary, this is a personal new work that strives to engage the community in a timely dialogue about where we have been, where we are, and where we might want to be. This show contains strong language and is not suitable for children.
Each night will feature a post-performance discussion led by the following moderators:
April 2- Michael Eric Dyson (Author)
April 3- Stacey Muhammed (Filmmaker)
April 4- Baraka Sele (Consultant/Producer)
April 5- Dr. James Peterson (Scholar)
April 6- Kamilah Forbes (Director)
The creation and presentation of MR. TOL E. RAncE is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with the New England Foundation for the Arts through the National Dance Project (NDP). Major support for NDP is provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation. Support from the NEA provides funding for choreographers in the early stages of their careers.
This work was created, in part, during a Creative Development Residency at the Bates Dance Festival and Kingsborough Community College. Production residency for this work was supported by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This residency took place at The Grier School and Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts at Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA.
Support for dance programs at The Kitchen is provided by Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
April 2–April 6, 2013
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