Ronald K. Brown/Evidence Dance Company & Jason Moran & The Bandwagon: 'The Subtle One'

Residency: 

February 16, 2015 to February 21, 2015

Workshop/Engagement Events:

  • Mon, Feb 16 - Workshop with African Technique II class, 6:15-7:45, Ark Dance Studio
  • Tues, Feb 17, 7pm: Artist Talk, Ronald K. Brown and Jason Moran in a conversation with Thomas F. DeFrantz, American Dance Festival's Samuel Scripps Studios, 721 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27708 on second floor. FREE - open to the public
  • Tues, Feb 17 and Thurs, Feb 19 - Workshop with the Advanced Modern class, 6:15-7:45pm, Ark Dance Studio.  Registration closed, observers welcome.

Performances: 

Ronald K. Brown/Evidence Dance Company & Jason Moran & The Bandwagon: 'The Subtle One'
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 8:00PM
Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 8:00PM
Bryan Center Reynolds Industries Theater
http://dukeperformances.duke.edu

 

In this new collaboration, commissioned and developed by Duke Performances, celebrated choreographer Ronald K. Brown and acclaimed pianist Jason Moran bring together their respective ensembles -- Brown's Evidence Dance Company and Moran's Bandwagon jazz trio -- for the world premiere with live music of The Subtle One. Set to a musical suite of the same name, this potent new work reflects on the spiritual presence of our ancestors and the profound impact they have on our daily lives. Hailed as a "modern-dance savior" by the New York Times, Brown fuses the form and rhythms of African dance with contemporary choreography. Brown finds an ideal collaborator in Jason Moran -- a composer, bandleader, and 2010 MacArthur Fellow -- whom the Los Angeles Times describes as "a startlingly gifted pianist with a relentless thirst for experimentation." Evidence rounds out the evening's premiere with work from Brown's deep repertoire, including Poinciana, Bellows, and Free Spirit, all accompanied live by Moran and the Bandwagon.