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In association with Kumble Theater, LIU Brooklyn
Flatbush between DeKalb and Willoughby
What happens when you prepare four cozy chairs and a coffee table for a BESSIE award-winning choreographer, a singer and PhD TED Fellow, a dancer and PhD Ford Fellow, and one legendary two-time Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actor/director? A riveting conversation about art and art making that can only be contained by 651’s incredible Live & Outspoken series.
Camille A. Brown, Dr. Kyra Gaunt, Dr. Aimee Meredith Cox, and moderator, Delroy Lindo, take us to the edge with lively discussion interspersed with dynamic performance excerpts. Each artist offers insights into their methods, lives, artistry and social concerns as innovators in their fields. It’s a night of curated conversation that goes deep and doesn’t hold back, and you’re a part of it!
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The Live & Outspoken series features live music, theatrical readings, dance and provocative interviews and conversation. Each event offers insights into the methods, lives, artistry and social concerns of some of the leading performance innovators, as well as some of the rising stars making their marks on contemporary performing arts.
Camille A. Brown is a graduate of the LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts and earned a B.F.A. from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. From 2001-2007 she was a member of Ronald K. Brown’s Evidence, A Dance Company, and was a guest artist with Rennie Harris’ Puremovement, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (2008 and 2011). As a choreographer, Camille creates work that utilizes musical composition as storytelling investigating the silent space within the measure, and filling it with mesmerizing movement. She is a two-time Princess Grace Award recipient and was recently awarded a BESSIE for her first evening-length work, Mr. TOL E. RAncE. For more on Camille A. Brown visit her website.
Delroy Lindo is a two time Screen Actors Guild Award winner who garnered critical acclaim for his role as Rodney in Spike Lee’s drama Clockers. He also worked with Lee on Crooklyn and Malcolm X, earning an NAACP Image Award nomination for the unforgettable character Archie. Lindo was recently featured in the NBC Series Believe as Dr. Milton Winter. He won a 2009 NAACP Image Award for his appearance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and starred in Showtime’s Peabody Award-winning Strange Justice as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Lindo received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations for his Broadway role in August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.
Jessica Lynne and DéLana R.A. Dameron reflect on ways they make a home, creatively, wherever they are.