30th Anniversary Season
PRESS & REVIEWS
The JOYCE Theater February 24 - March 1
"... "Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company is a great example of an artist making change: moved his operations out to Bed Stuy, teaches community class every Tuesday and helping to make Bed Stuy Restoration a hub for dance..."
Reynolds Industries Theater, DUKE University February 20 & 21, 2015
"...It was the most alive live music I have ever heard during a dance performance – bright, smart, innovative and, at times, downright get-down with those beats, African and otherwise, that just make you want to dance. The dancing onstage generated energy, too, and communicated a strong, communal, spiritual vibe. Surely, this hot combination would make the theater radiate enough so that all that frozen matter in the parking lot would be melted when we left..."
"...Brown’s work evokes a sense of gratitude. In the 30 years since he began his company, he’s been highly successful at asserting the rightful place of African-based movements and African-American style into modern dance.
On Tuesday, February 17 at 7PM, Duke professor and dance maker Thomas F. DeFrantz will moderate a conversation at ADF’s Studios with celebrated choreographer Ronald K. Brown and MacArthur Fellow jazz musician Jason Moran.
Seabrook Auditorium Fayetteville State University February 15, 2015
Byham Theater/ Pittsburgh Cultural Trust February 7, 2015
"... when the dancers broke apart with independent phrases, they resembled the ebb and flow of an ocean. It was all performed with an undeniable sense of joy, one that has been burnished over the years to a warm glow. Is there any other company today that is so genuine onstage?"
For the final section, the entire group performed a unison phrase to Wonder’s “Jesus Children of America.” Rightfully, Brown placed the kids in front. Though the children completed the movement with precision, it was their absolute delight that stole the show. The audience’s reaction to the work was proof that Brown left love, compassion and community in the air.
Debartolo Center For The Arts January 22 - 24, 2015
"...Brown was always interested in dance, even as a very young boy, he says in a phone interview from Brooklyn, N.Y., where his company is based and where he grew up. He danced around the house and even created dances as a little boy. "
Winspear Opera House/ TITAS Presents January 17, 2015
"...Ronald K. Brown/Evidence: A Dance Company swept into the AT&T Performing Arts Center's Winspear Opera House Saturday night, presented by TITAS, with something fresh and new and completely unpretentious. Of its many virtues, the greatest was that you did not need to analyze, interpret, ponder—just let dance and music pull you into its wonderful orbit."
"...TheaterJones asks Ronald K. Brown about his travels to West Africa, incorporating his writing lessons into the choreographic process and the life experiences that ultimately led to the creation of the two works his company will be showing in Dallas, Come Ye and On Earth Together."
"... The music of Stevie Wonder often speaks to the state of the world, asking questions of oneself and to society at large. The movement vocabulary, in On Earth Together will include the intentions in dances related to purpose and carving a way."