Ronald Brown, August 13
Dance Lectures at the Woods Hole Public Library
The next in the Lassalle Dance Series at the Woods Hole Public Library will be on Tuesday, August 13 at 7:30 PM. The featured speaker will be Ronald K. Brown who is travelling over from The Yard on Martha’s Vineyard where he is Artist-in-Residence. He is founder, choreographer, and artistic director of the dance company Evidence, based in Brooklyn, New York. Hi company focuses on the fusion of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and the spoken word. Since its founding om 1985, the company and Brown have received numerous accolades. The mission of Evidence is “ to promote understanding of the human experience in the African Diaspora through dance and storytelling and to provide sensory connections to history and tradition through music, movement, and spoken word, leading deeper into issues of spirituality, community responsibility, and liberation.” Evidence now tours to some 30 communities in the United States annually and has traveled overseas to Cuba, Brazil, England, France, Greece, Hungary, Mexico, and Senegal. Brown has taught in the US and abroad at numerous universities including: Virginia Commonwealth University, CT College, Ohio State University, and New York University.
The Library feels fortunate to host these famed people of the dance world, and even more so, to offer their lectures free to all. This is due to the generosity of Nancy Lassalle who has spent every summer of her life in Woods Hole and who has devoted her life to ballet. She has served on the Boards of both the School of American Ballet and the New York City Ballet where she now serves as Trustee Emerita.