Camille A. Brown and Dancers // Mr. TOL E. RAncE

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Camille A. Brown and Dancers // Mr. TOL E. RAncE

Time: April 4, 2013 at 8pm to April 6, 2013 at 9:30pm
Location: The Kitchen
Street: 512 W 19th Street
City/Town: Chelsea
Website or Map: http://www.thekitchen.org/eve…
Event Type: performance inspired by film, the black performer
Latest Activity: Apr 2, 2013

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April 2, 4–6, 8pm

A performance specifically for students will take place on April 3rd. For more information on this show contact tickets@camilleabrown.org

Inspired by Spike Lee's controversial movie Bamboozled, and Mel Watkins's bookOn The Real Side: From Slavery to Chris RockCamille Brown's Mr. TOL E. RAncE celebrates the humor and perseverance of the black performer while examining stereotypes that still dominate popular Black culture. Through comedy, live original music, animation, theater, and poignantly retrospective dance vocabulary, Mr. TOL E. RAncE speaks as well to the issue of tolerance—addressing both what Black performers have tolerated in the past and the forms of modern-day minstrelsy we tolerate today. It is not a history lesson. Blending and contrasting the historical with the contemporary, this is a personal new work that strives to engage the community in a timely dialogue about where we have been, where we are, and where we might want to be. This show contains strong language and is not suitable for children.

Each night will feature a post-performance discussion led by the following moderators: 

April 2- Michael Eric Dyson (Author) 
April 3- Stacey Muhammed (Filmmaker) 
April 4- Baraka Sele (Consultant/Producer) 
April 5- Dr. James Peterson (Scholar) 
April 6- Kamilah Forbes (Director)

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