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Choreographer Camille Brown Brings Thought-Provoking Dance Theater to UNCW

Monday, February 06, 2017

UNCW Presents will feature renowned choreographer Camille Brown and her dance company in a performance of her production, “Mr. TOL E. RAncE,” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in Kenan Auditorium.

The work uses choreography, humor and stagecraft to tell the story of black entertainers’ experiences from vaudeville to today. The performance highlights diversity, inclusion and community engagement through the cultural arts, in keeping with values outlined in UNCW’s Strategic Plan.

“‘Mr. TOL E. RAncE’ is everything a good piece of dance theater should be,” said Kristen Brogdon, director of the UNCW Office of the Arts. “It made me think, it made me laugh and cry, and it made me want to move.”

As part of her UNCW residency, Brown and her some of her dancers will hold a workshop for a UNCW African American Studies class taught by Sean Palmer, director of the Upperman African American Cultural Center, and two off-campus workshops for local middle school students.

Tickets may be purchased through the Kenan Box Office for $5 for children and UNCW students and $15-$40 for the general public. Discounts are available for UNCW faculty and staff, as well as members of the military. For more information, contact the Kenan Box Office at 910.962.3500 or 800.732.3643. Hours are 12-6 p.m. weekdays.

-- Tricia Vance

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Camille Brown Troupe

Camille Brown's dance theater company makes use of creative
choreography and staging to tell a story.