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Camille A. Brown & Dancers

BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play

Mar 16Mar 18

Performance Dates

  • Thu Mar 16 2023 8:00 PM
  • Fri Mar 17 2023 8:00 PM
  • Sat Mar 18 2023 8:00 PM


Meany Hall – Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

Camille A. Brown’s BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play draws on the games little girls play to tell a story of Black female empowerment. One of the most important American choreographers of our time, Brown uses African American vernacular forms — social dancing, Double Dutch, hand-clapping games, ring shout — to evoke the self-discovery and playfulness of childhood in a work The New York Times calls “by turns, clever and tender.” Brown, a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow, Bessie Award winner and Tony Award nominee is known for imaginative works that address issues of identity and social justice.


A tour de force.
— The New York Times


The ENCORE+ digital program for this performance is available to READ ONLINE


Dance Series generously underwritten by Delaney and Justin Dechant and Ira and Courtney Gerlich in honor of Katharyn Alvord Gerlich.​​

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