Camille A. Brown Takes Off With Two Awards in Two Weeks

Sometimes with artists, when it rains, it pours. That’s certainly the case for choreographer Camille A. Brown, who in the past two weeks has won two high-profile awards, in addition to keeping busy with her #BlackGirlMovement activism. Two weeks ago, Jacob’s Pillow announced they would be honoring Brown with the 10th Annual Jacob’s Pillow Award, includingMore »

10 Minutes with Camille A. Brown

The choreographer’s year of outreach work with her Black Girl Spectrum initiative culminates in a premiere. Camille A. Brown’s pieces have unflinchingly addressed cultural, racial, gender and social justice issues. Her new work, BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play, takes her mission a step farther. Over the last year through her Black Girl Spectrum initiative, Brown hostedMore »

Jacob’s Pillow Announces Its 2017 Lineup

It’s only December 14, but this morning we received an early Christmas gift: Jacob’s Pillow Dance announced the programming for its 85th season. After perusing the long list of world premieres, commissions and special engagements, we’ve definitely started filling in our summer dance calendar. Here are some of the highlights we’re looking forward to. Women who lead:More »

Dance in the Age of Black Lives Matter

Continuing the long legacy of activism in our field, today’s artists are using dance to confront racism. Dance performances often encourage audiences to escape reality. But on July 7, dance forced the audience at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival to face it. During a performance of And Still You Must Swing, tap dancers Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and DerickMore »

What It Takes to Create a Choreographer

Dance organizations throughout the country are working to build better laboratories for tomorrow’s dancemakers. Tommie-Waheed Evans was having a fairly typical Thursday. Having recently earned his master’s degree in choreography, he was preparing to teach two dance classes and a senior seminar at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Not so typical for a newly graduated,More »

2016 Princess Grace Winners Announced

At Dance Magazine, we love scouting talent at performances and discovering promising dancers early in their careers. So there’s nothing quite like opening your inbox to fantastic news about the dancers we’ve had our eyes on. Receiving the announcement of the 2016 Princess Grace Award winners was like, well, Christmas in July. This year’s crop of awardees isMore »

And the Award Goes To…

Choreographer Camille A. Brown’s socially conscious work has resulted in major recognition Camille A. Brown has always been an artist whose work is based on truth telling—about African-American culture, about racism past and present and how those issues intersect with being a woman. Now, Brown’s Black Girl Spectrum initiative, in which she spearheads workshops talkingMore »