Best Bet: Camille A. Brown & Dancers: 'ink' on Saturday, Jan. 27

Matt Karas
Matt Karas

“The heart of the work is about seeing the dancers,” Camille A. Brown has said. “They are people. What are the stories that live inside of their bodies?” Her new work, “ink,” seeks to reclaim African American narratives and culture from appropriation and silence. The third work in a trilogy about identity, “ink” is an amalgamation of African dance, African-American social dance, tap, jazz, modern and hip-hop. The piece is a Hancher commission. Brown also will present a free lecture at 7:30 p.m. Friday (1/26) in Hancher’s Strauss Hall. A 2016 Guggenheim Fellow, Brown leads her dancers through excavations of ancestral stories, both timeless and traditional.

Camille A. Brown & Dancers: “ink”

7:30 p.m. Saturday (1/27), Hancher Auditorium, 141 E. Park Rd., Iowa City; $10 to $40, Hancher Box Office, (319) 335-1160, 1-(800) HANCHER or Hancher.uiowa.edu/2017-18/CamilleBrown

CONTINUE READING

MORE Arts & Culture ARTICLES TO READ NEXT ...

William Baylis was a landscape photographer - a bit of a character, you can just tell - who photographed Cedar Rapids and Linn County in the early 1900s. His black-and-white pictures and colorized postcards show Cedar Rapids stre ...

IOWA CITY - While the PED Mall gets a makeover this summer, music still will fill the air for the Friday Night Concert Series. The Summer of the Arts free programming will shift to North Clinton Street, between Iowa Avenue and Jef ...

Give us feedback

Have you found an error or omission in our reporting? Tell us here.

Do you have a story idea we should look into? Tell us here.