Ronald K. Brown / EVIDENCE - New Orleans Ballet Association
Ronald K Brown / EVIDENCE

“Brown is a formidable choreographer whose spiritual blend of contemporary dance with African and Afro-Cuban forms has made him one of the most important dance artists of his generation – or, really, any generation”

-The New York Times

Ronald K. Brown / EVIDENCE

FRI | NOV 4, 2022 | 7:30PM
SAT | NOV 5, 2022 | 7:30PM

For over 30 years, Ronald K. Brown / EVIDENCE has deeply moved audiences worldwide with masterfully created dances that are “richly expressive and endlessly kinetic” (The New York Times), performed by superbly articulate dancers. “No major choreographer has worked harder to bring spiritual awareness to the human heart than Ronald K. Brown. His dances concern our struggle to find love and connection, where compassion alone can ease the grueling physical journey of life” (The Washington Post). Following their sold-out performances in 2017, the company returns to New Orleans with a program of works including Gatekeepers, a poignant work originally commissioned by Philadanco and set to a soundscape of funk music by Wunmi (as Omotayo Wunmi Olaiya); Brown’s latest dance, the “Equality of Night and Day,” called “a quietly stunning work of art” (The Boston Globe) that features an original score by acclaimed jazz pioneer Jason Moran and is set to spoken word by Angela Davis; and the wildly popular “Grace,” originally choreographed in 1999 for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and now considered a masterpiece in the Ailey repertory which sets Brown’s signature style to the music of Duke Ellington, Roy Davis Jr., Fela Kuti, Jimmy McPhail, and Jennifer Holliday. “Breathtaking and life-sustaining and hopeful” boasts The Boston Globe.

This presentation of Ronald K. Brown / EVIDENCE is made possible by a grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts.


FRI | NOV 4, 2022 | 7:30PM

SAT | NOV 5, 2022 | 7:30PM

SAT | NOV 5, 2022 | 2PM

Freda Lupin Memorial Hall, NOCCA
New Orleans, Louisiana


Performance and Interactive Discussion with Artistic Director Ronald K. Brown

SAT | NOV 5 | 2PM

Join us for a very special matinee and opportunity to hear directly from Artistic Director Ronald K. Brown! The dancers of EVIDENCE, A Dance Company will perform Equality of Night and Day and Grace and will be joined by Brown and Associate Artistic Director Arcell Cabuag for a conversation with the audience. Brown and Cabuag will provide a deeper contextualization of these two pieces and discuss Brown’s overarching themes of spirituality, faith and community.

“Gatekeepers” will only be performed at the 7:30PM performances.

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