Black Girl: Linguistic Play, New Work About Self-Defined Identity, Opens in LA Tonight

News   Black Girl: Linguistic Play, New Work About Self-Defined Identity, Opens in LA Tonight
 
Black Girl: Linguistic Play, a new work by Camille A. Brown that "reveals the complexity of carving out a self-defined identity as a Black female in urban American culture," opens at LA's REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater) Dec. 3. Performances run through Dec. 6.

The LA Times reports that Black Girl: Linguistic Play, which opens in LA as part of a ten-city tour, uses Double Dutch and other games to "explore history and culture."

The show is described as such: "Winner of a Bessie Award and a Doris Duke Artist Award, choreographer Camille A. Brown and her company perform a work which reveals the complexity of carving out a self-defined identity as a Black female in urban American culture. Embodying a strong sense of storytelling and theatricality with a mix of African-American dance vernacular including social dancing, double dutch, steppin’, tap, Juba, ring shout, and gesture, Black Girl: Linguistic Play connects history with contemporary culture in a dialogue and reflection on meaning, understanding and relevancy."

The cast includes Brown, Cat Foster, Beatrice Capote, Fana Fraser, Yusha-Marie Sorzano and Mora-Amina Parker.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

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