Arts & Culture

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


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