Praised by The New York Times as “one of the most profound choreographers of his modern dance generation,” Ronald K. Brown blends African, modern, ballet and social dance styles to tell stories that illuminate fundamental aspects of the human experience. Founded and based in Brooklyn, New York in 1985, EVIDENCE focuses on the seamless fusion of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. This work provides a unique view of human struggles, tragedies, and triumphs. Brown uses movement as a way to reinforce the importance of community in African American culture and to acquaint audiences with the beauty of traditional African forms and rhythms. He is an advocate for the growth of dance and is instrumental in encouraging young dancers to choreograph and to develop careers in dance.
Student Dance Master Class - Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE
April 29, 2020
Recommended for student dancers ages 12 and up.Student Master Class: Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE
Professional Dance Master Class - Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE
April 29, 2020
Recommended for pre-professional/professional dancers ages 16 and up.Professional Dance Master Class: Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE
Join us at 6:30 PM at the Des Moines Civic Center on the day of the performance to learn more about the company and the evening's performance. We will be joined by a member of the company's artistic staff for a thirty minute chat that will include time for audience questions.
Stay late after the performance at the Des Moines Civic Center for a Q&A with the dancers. Join us at the front of the theater immediately after the performance for a chance to hear directly from the dancers about their experiences.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Click learn more below to find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities.Learn More
It's 21st century skills that they need to have the rest of their lives. It's not just something that when they leave fourth grade, they are done with it.
-Andrea, teacher, Studebaker Elementary, Des Moines