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


February 16, 2015 to February 21, 2015

Ronald K. Brown
Brown fuses the form and rhythm of African dance with contemporary choreography

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.


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


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.