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Written by Toyce Francis

"Mr. Brown's "Grace," however, is on another level ..."Grace" leads the Ailey dancers to heaven anyway, and they might as well pull us with them even more irresistibly."
The New York Times, December 12, 2012

"How, time after time in his work, does he get away with such a spiritual infusion? ... Mr. Brown must be a modern-dance savior."
The New York Times, July 10, 2012

“…the passions and pulsations that animate his choreography ring with power and expressivity.”
“The drumming, the folks songs and the poetry-reciting tracks that provide the work with its colorful rhythms and atmosphere make the “one destination” described in the notes for “Ife/My Heart” a place where the dancing bodies are both grounded and in the clouds.  Mr. Brown’s impressive career has taken him to a similar place.” Robert Greskovic, The Wall Street Journal, February 10, 2011

“It is in such a moment that Mr. Brown shows his ability to transcend religious beliefs to achieve something more universally and poetically spiritual.” Gia Kourlas, The New York Times, February 10, 2011

“There is the joy of the ensemble moving in concert – as a tribe, a people – and the more ephemeral pleasure of abundant evocative details setting off fireworks of association.” Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times, February 11, 2011

“These ravishing creations, danced exuberantly and tirelessly, portray the African Diaspora under a corona of hope and splendor.” John Fidler, Reading Eagle, February 18, 2011

“If there is any company working today whose dancers pack a more sophisticated and vibrant kinetic punch than those of Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, I can’t think of it.”  Claudia La Rocco, New York Times, December 19, 2010

“The dancing is undeniably powerful; it sweeps you up in its physical tumult and strong emotions. There is nothing cool and restrained about Brown's works…”  Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post, May 3, 2010

“Brown is one of the strongest, sweetest synthesizers of African and American-style concert dance on the contemporary circuit.” Ann Murphy, Contra Costa Times, January 25, 2010

“Choreographer Ronald K. Brown creates dances so kinetically irresistible that it’s hard not to squirm in your seat, to nod the chin and cock the shoulders up and down, tapping along to the beat.” Karen Campbell, The Boston Globe, October 19, 2009

“To the accompaniment of the fantastic Guinean drummer Mohammed Camara, they went from one phrase to another in a constant stream of invention….” Marcia B. Siegel, The Phoenix, October 21, 2009

"The program included Evidence, a Dance Company. I have never admired this troupe more..." -- Alistair Macauley, The New York Times, May 24, 2009. 

“…magnificently textured style, which shifts from earthy, raw-powered movement to jumps that send dancers sailing into the air like spirits." -- Gia Kourlas, The New York Times, February 16, 2008.

“An ingenious mix of rhythmic, African traditions and loose-jointed clubbing, Brown’s swinging choreography makes viewers feel like dancing…Watching them is a sheer delight." -- Robert Johnson, The New Jersey Star Ledger, February 9, 2006.

“Lots of news releases yammer on about fusion, but the choreographer Ronald K. Brown is the real deal exploring dance idioms from across the African Diaspora, mixing Cuban, Caribbean, West African and modern American dance forms with an impressively light touch. The result Percussive, high energy works that joyously splice complex rhythms with a deep but down to earth spirituality.” -- Claudia LaRocco, The New York Times, February 3, 2006.

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Evidence chosen by the U. S. State Department to participate in DanceMotion USA!!! 
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