Along with selections from her exciting repertoire, Camille A. Brown & Dancers will unite with vocalist and composer, Imani Uzuri, as they premiere a work set to music from Uzuri’s new album, The Gypsy Diaries, which will be performed live.
Princess Grace Award winning choreographer, Camille A. Brown has choreographed works for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Philadanco and Ballet Memphis- among others. She recently debuted as a choreographer on Broadway for the revival of A Streetcar Named Desire. Her company, Camille A. Brown & Dancers is famed for its high theatricality, gutsy moves and virtuosic musicality leading the The New York Times to claim, “Ms. Brown seamlessly melds modern, hip-hop and West African dance.” The company excels at the exploration of real life situations ranging from literal relationships to more complex themes with an eye on the past and present.
Innovative vocalist and composer Imani Uzuri is an eclectic artist who creates and performs across various genres including concerts, recordings, experimental theater, performance art and sound installations. Uzuri’s work has been called “stunning” by New York Magazine and incorporates her interests in world culture, experimentation and sacred music. She has earned critical acclaim for her debut album, Her Holy Water: A Black Girl’s Rock Opera as well as for her collaborations with diverse artists such as Herbie Hancock, John Legend, Wangechi Mutu and Vijay Iyer. Her new album The Gypsy Diaries is a vibrant lyrical and spiritual soundscape.
Malcolm Low is a 2012 New Directions Choreography Lab Fellow chosen by Robert Battle, Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and is also the director of Malcolm Low Formal Structure. He has performed with a number of premiere companies such as Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, Ballet British Columbia, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, Complexions, and most notably the Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Co. Join Formal Structure as they premiere Stable Freedom, a high energy celebration of life featuring solos, duets, trios and a quartet set to a suite of mixed and arranged music by music.