Ronald K. Brown/ Evidence
Saturday, April 12 2008Concert Hall 8:00 pm
$35, $25, $15; Five College Students $15, $10, $7; Youth 17 and under $12
Fusing ballet, West African dance and hip-hop with spoken word, Ronald K. Brown's eclectic dance company, Evidence, uses vibrant movement to engage in kinetic storytelling. His latest work, One Shot: Dance Sessions, is inspired by the beauty, sense of community and legacy captured in the photographs of noted African-American documentary photographer and Pittsburg native Charles "Teenie" Harris, nicknamed "One Shot." This dazzling work offers a stirring meditation on the idea of having one shot in life.
Funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with lead funding from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Additional funding provided by The Ford Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, JP Morgan Chase Foundation and MetLife Foundation.
Post-performance Talk-Back with the company immediately following the performance.
On view at Augusta Savage Gallery, Harris' photographs are unsurpassed in the range of subjects they portray and for their ability to evoke the spirit of an era and the humanity of a people. Come see what inspired choreographer Ronald K. Brown in his homage "One Shot." Harris' photos will be on view at Augusta Savage Gallery Tuesday, April 1st through Saturday, April 12th. Gallery Hours: Tuesday, 1-7pm, Wednesday through Friday, 1-5pm, and Saturday, 3-7pm. Closing reception, Saturday, April 12th, 3-5pm.
Step out in style for some fine dining before the equally elegant performance. What better way to start the evening than to view the striking photographs that inspired the evening's performance at the Augusta Savage Gallery and then stroll over to the University Club for some sumptuous cuisine of Memphis-style Filet Mignon with Stuffed Prawn and Aromatic, Large Pearl Couscous or the vegetarian option of Grilled Seasonal Vegetables over Large Pearl Couscous drizzled with a Fragrant Balsamic Syrup. Dinner also includes tossed baby greens with dressing, warm rolls, special selection of desserts, and coffee or tea. All for the prix fixe of $25. Seating begins at 5pm.
Make your reservations now by just filling out the enclosed order form when you order your tickets or by calling the Box office at 413-545-2511. Within easy walking distance of the Concert Hall, the University Club is located on Stockbridge Road to the north of parking lot 62.
Sponsored by Yale Genton and The Valley Advocate. Funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts.
Ron Brown Gallery Talk and ReceptionFriday, April 11 2008
,7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Ron Brown - Dance Master ClassFriday, April 11 2008 Scott Gymn dance studio, Smith College
Limited spaces available for general public to participate. Please ages 16+ and advanced level students only. Register by calling 413-545-4157,2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Post-Performance Talkw/the artists
Saturday, April 12 2008 Concert Hall immediately following performance