It was a joyous return to the stage after a long, hard 23-month slog through a global pandemic, and it was only fitting that the Brooklyn-based Ronald K. Brown/Evidence opened the CAP UCLA season at Royce Hall on Saturday night. The losses have been—and continue to be—profound, now including the many dead from Russia’s despicable war on Ukraine, making the performance a powerful and healing statement in the name of art.
Demetrius Burns in Ronald K. Brown/Evidence's “Equality.” Photograph by Reed Hutchinson CAP UCLA
The son of a painter and a set designer, director/choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot was, it seems, destined to have a life in the theater. Born and raised in Tours, in central France, in 1960, he studied dance and piano at the Conservatoire Nacional de Région de Tours before joining the Rosella Hightower International School of Dance in Cannes.Continue Reading