Camille A. Brown & Dancers (CABD) is a Bessie Award-winning, New York City-based dance company that soars through history like a whirlwind. Recognized for blending modern, hip hop, African, tap, and social dance to forge riveting works that ripple with energy, urgency, and powerful theatricality, CABD reclaims Black narratives with historically informed and thought-provoking repertory on race, culture, and identity.
The company has toured its repertory with live music to 72 cities in the US and internationally. CABD performs for more than 20,000 people and serves 5,000+ engagement participants annually through free community programs that elevate African diaspora aesthetics. In May 2020, CABD launched its Social Dance for Social Change virtual school, offering free online artist/scholar lectures by notable speakers as well as social dance classes led by company members. To date, the virtual school has 95,000 participants and continues to grow.
CABD is delighted to return to performing and looks forward to a robust touring season, dancing for audiences across the country. Most recently, the company was thrilled to be presented in an historic two-week celebration of Brown’s The Trilogy of dances on race, culture, and identity at the Apollo and the Joyce Theater in New York City. The company is also excited to embark on new work at two creative residencies during the winter and spring of 2023 at Jacob’s Pillow in Massachusetts and the Pocantico Center in New York.
CABD’s 2022–23 creative, performing, and community engagement activities are supported, in part, by the Mellon Foundation, the Tides Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Ford Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, Grantmakers for Girls of Color, the Shubert Foundation, the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, the Mosaic Network & Fund of the New York Community Trust, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Camille A. Brown & Dancers 2022–23 touring season is supported, in part, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the Ford Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, and the Shubert Foundation. Community engagement residencies on tour are supported with funds from the Mellon Foundation and the Tides Foundation.
For additional information on Camille A. Brown & Dancers, please visit the company’s website at www.camilleabrown.org.