Evidence Dance Company post-performance q&a, 1999-09-29Additional title: EvidenceAdditional title: Ronald K. Brown video archive
NamesBrown, Ronald K., 1966- (Interviewee)Taylor, Cheryl Boyce (Interviewee)Patterson, Angelica (Interviewee)Mackall, Shalewa (Interviewee)Holland, Duane (Interviewee)Cabuag, Arcell (Interviewee)Fowler, Telly (Interviewee)Hicks, Celise L. (Interviewee)Beard, Torya (Interviewee)Dawkins, Diedre N.Williams, Pofina (Interviewee)
Ronald K. Brown Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1999-09-29
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-6862
TopicsBrown, Ronald K., 1966- -- InterviewsTaylor, Cheryl Boyce -- InterviewsEvidence Dance Company -- InterviewsCleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble -- InterviewsEbony magazine (Choreographic work : Brown)Upside down (Choreographic work : Brown)Water (Choreographic work : Brown)African American dance
NotesPerformers: Angelica Patterson, Shalewa Mackall, Duane Holland, Arcell Cabuag, Telly Fowler, Taurus Broadhurst, Celise L. Hicks, Torya Beard, Diedre N. Dawkins, Pofina Williams, Cheryl Boyce Taylor, Ronald K. Brown, interviewees. Unnamed interviewer.Venue: Recorded September 29, 1999 Joyce Theater, New York City.Acquisition: Gift; Robert E. Penn and Ronald K. Brown, 2011.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (MiniDV) (27 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.
DescriptionRonald K. Brown and members of Evidence Dance Company answer audience questions regarding the works just performed as well as general questions about dance and the company. Brown discusses the conception of his work Ebony Magazine, initially made for the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, early ideas and themes, and the origin of the title. The themes and imagery in Upside Down and Water are also discussed, with Cheryl Boyce Taylor addressing her role in the collaboration with Brown on Water and water as a theme in other works of hers. Brown talks about his heavy use of West African dance vocabulary in his pieces, especially Water, and the role of the costuming in that work. The dancers of the Evidence discuss the idea of community and its importance in their working process, as well as what drew them to Brown's work and company.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20250276Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ecc69770-3092-0132-2463-3c075448cc4b
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