Camille A. Brown's "BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play"

A collection of reflections, quotes, images, memories, and so much that capture the process and performance of Camille A. Brown's newest choreographic work, "Black Girl: Linguistic Play." Follow the conversation using #BlackGirlLP and #BGlinguisticplay.

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  1. BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play reveals the complexity of carving out a self-defined identity as a black female in urban American culture. In a society where black women are often only portrayed in terms of their strength, resiliency, or trauma, this work seeks to interrogate these narratives by representing a nuanced spectrum of black womanhood in a racially and politically charged world.

    With original music compositions (live music by pianist, Scott Patterson and electric bassist, Tracy Wormworth), Brown uses the rhythmic play of African-American dance vernacular including social dancing, double dutch, steppin’, tap, Juba, ring shout, and gesture as the black woman’s domain to evoke childhood memories of self-discovery . From play to protest the performers come into their identities, from childhood innocence to girlhood awareness to maturity—all the while shaped by their environments, the bonds of sisterhood, and society at large.


    Learn more about the work at  www.camilleabrown.org/blackgirllinguisticplay .

  2. The Linguistic Play of Mora- Amina & Yusha-Marie :-) Photo by Christopher Duggan 
#blackgirlLP #Blackgirljoy #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlspectrum #thejoycetheater #blackgirljoyatthejoyce
    The Linguistic Play of Mora- Amina & Yusha-Marie :-) Photo by Christopher Duggan #blackgirlLP #Blackgirljoy #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlspectrum #thejoycetheater #blackgirljoyatthejoyce
  3. The Linguistic Play of Beatrice & Fana :-) Photo by Christopher Duggan 
#blackgirlLP #Blackgirljoy #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlspectrum #thejoycetheater #blackgirljoyatthejoyce
    The Linguistic Play of Beatrice & Fana :-) Photo by Christopher Duggan #blackgirlLP #Blackgirljoy #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlspectrum #thejoycetheater #blackgirljoyatthejoyce
  4. The Linguistic Play of Cat & Camille :-) Photo by Christopher Duggan 
#blackgirlLP #Blackgirljoy #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlspectrum #thejoycetheater #blackgirljoyatthejoyce
    The Linguistic Play of Cat & Camille :-) Photo by Christopher Duggan #blackgirlLP #Blackgirljoy #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlspectrum #thejoycetheater #blackgirljoyatthejoyce
  5. THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support our first full week at The Joyce Theater and the world premiere of BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play. The cast , creative team, and I felt LOVED, ENCOURAGED, SUPPORTED, and COMFORTED. THANK YOU for lifting us up with your WONDERFUL energy this week! 
#thejoycetheater #blackgirlLP #Blackgirljoy #blackgirljoyatthejoyce #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlspectrum
    THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support our first full week at The Joyce Theater and the world premiere of BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play. The cast , creative team, and I felt LOVED, ENCOURAGED, SUPPORTED, and COMFORTED. THANK YOU for lifting us up with your WONDERFUL energy this week! #thejoycetheater #blackgirlLP #Blackgirljoy #blackgirljoyatthejoyce #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlspectrum
  6. (Words of an audience member)

2015 is truly the year of the black girl! #blackgirlsrock and Black girls continued to rock today at the culmination of Camille A. Brown's production Black Girls: Linguistic Play at #thejoycetheater. From Misty to Viola to Serena and so many more...all we have wanted was to have an equal opportunity to tell OUR stories, BE heard, and BE OURSELVES. So thank you Camille for telling my story and illuminating the complexities and nuances of black females. Please, please,  please keep doing what you're doing!!!! Bravo to the ENTIRE CAST AND TEAM!!!!! #blackgirlLP #bglinguisticplay #cabtheater #cabdtheater
    (Words of an audience member) 2015 is truly the year of the black girl! #blackgirlsrock and Black girls continued to rock today at the culmination of Camille A. Brown's production Black Girls: Linguistic Play at #thejoycetheater. From Misty to Viola to Serena and so many more...all we have wanted was to have an equal opportunity to tell OUR stories, BE heard, and BE OURSELVES. So thank you Camille for telling my story and illuminating the complexities and nuances of black females. Please, please,  please keep doing what you're doing!!!! Bravo to the ENTIRE CAST AND TEAM!!!!! #blackgirlLP #bglinguisticplay #cabtheater #cabdtheater
  7. So so excited #blackgirlLP #blackexcellence @camilleabrown
    So so excited #blackgirlLP #blackexcellence @camilleabrown
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