Small but mighty is an apt description for the spitfire dancer/choreographer, Camille A. Brown, whose latest work made its West Coast debut last weekend in the City of Angels. (The piece, currently on a 10-city tour, bowed in September at New York’s Joyce Theater to kick off that venue’s fall season.) Drawing upon childhood games, nursery rhymes and call-and-response chants, as well as being inspired by Kyra D. Gaunt’s book, The Games Black Girls Play, Brown, who also directed the cast of six women, explores black female identity and empowerment.
Camille A. Brown's “Black Girl - Linguistic Play.” Photograph by Steve Gunther