Ronald K. Brown/Evidence: A Dance Company "Grace and Mercy"

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Name: Ronald K. Brown/Evidence: A Dance Company "Grace and Mercy"
Date: July 5, 2019 - July 7, 2019
Event Description:
SummerScape Commission / World Premiere. Choreography by Ronald K. Brown. Original score for "Mercy" written and performed by Meshell Ndegeocello. Live music for Grace performed by Peven Everett and Gordon Chambers “His dances, earthy and subtly rapturous, tell stories of spirituality by weaving a tapestry of modern dance and West African forms.” —New York Times "Astounding, something to be sensed as well as seen." —New York Times This electrifying double bill, from choreographer Ronald K. Brown and a host of world-class musicians, includes the premiere of "Mercy", with soul-and-rock legend Meshell Ndegeocello performing her specially commissioned score for the first time. The program also features a newly conceived, 20th-anniversary presentation of Brown’s soulful masterpiece "Grace", originally created in 1999 for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Mixing modern and West African dance idioms to depict a spiritual journey to the promised land, "Grace" is presented for the first time with entirely live music, including performances by R&B virtuoso Peven Everett. Opening Night Reception for Members Friday, July 5 Community Dance Class Saturday, July 6 from 12–2 pm Post-Performance Conversation Saturday, July 6 Pre-Performance Conversation Sunday, July 7 at 1 pm
Location:
Fisher Center at Bard 60 Manor Ave., Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12583
Date/Time Information:
July 5 at 8 pm July 6 at 8 pm July 7 at 2 pm
Contact Information:
Fisher Center at Bard: 845-758-7927
Fees/Admission:
$25
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