february, 2018

16feb8:00 pmBLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play - Fairfield University8:00 pm Fairfield University, 1073 N Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824Event Type:Featured Event,Theater & Performance

Event Details

BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play | Quick Center for the Arts | February 16 | 8 pm

Four-time Princess Grace Award recipient, Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, and Doris Duke Performing Artist Award-winner Camille Brown shares her unique perspective in her work BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play, revealing the complexity of carving out a self-defined identity as a black female in urban American culture. Combined with original music compositions performed live on stage by pianist Scott Patterson and electric bassist Tracy Wormsworth, Brown uses the rhythmic play of African-American dance vernacular – including social dancing, double dutch, steppin’, tap, Juba, ring shout, and gesture – as the black woman’s domain to evoke childhood memories of self-discovery.

In a society where black women are often only portrayed in terms of their strength, resiliency, or trauma, this work seeks to interrogate these narratives by representing a nuanced spectrum of black womanhood in a racially and politically charged world.

$40, $35 | $5 Fairfield University Students
QCA Member Price: $27

Quick Center for the Arts | Fairfield University | 1073 N Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824



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Fairfield University

1073 N Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824