Workshop with Camille A. Brown at Gibney 280 Broadway
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Workshop with Camille A. Brown

Camille A Brown by Whitney Browne

Rooted in the African-American vernacular, this movement workshop celebrates the power of social dance and its impact and influence on American dance forms throughout history. Participants are taken on a social dance journey. From “the wing” to “the whip”, attendees investigate the ways communities used movement as a way of social expression including at times, protest, liberation, and/or healing or purely for fun and entertainment. By learning about the past, it is Camille’s hope that the spirit of expression is embodied in our present day – providing the individual with a platform to celebrate their personal expression with the community.


Camille A. Brown is a Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellow, four- time Princess Grace Award winner, Guggenheim Fellow, USA Fellow, TED Fellow, and recipient of the Jacob’s Pillow and Doris Duke Awards. Her Bessie Winning company, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, tours nationally and internationally. Theater credits include: Tony Award Winning Broadway revival, Once On This Island and Emmy Award Winning, Jesus Christ Superstar Live on NBC. Her TED-Ed talk and CABD’s performance at TED 2018 are on Ms. Brown is Choreographer for the upcoming Magic Mike The Musical, and is Movement Director for Broadway’s Choir Boy.

Photo by Whitney Browne


The accessible entrance for this location is located at 280 Broadway. Please note that this is a shared entrance with the New York City Department of Buildings. To access the elevator, attendees may be asked to provide a valid photo ID and go through building security, including a metal detector.

Requests for reasonable accommodation or for access to the 280 Broadway entrance after 5:00 pm or on the weekend should be made three days in advance by contacting Elyse Desmond at 646.837.6809 (Voice only), or by e-mailing

280 Broadway
Gibney Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center
Enter at 53A Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007
646 837 6809

890 Broadway
Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10003
212 677 8560