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Basic Black; Conversation With Choreographer Ronald K. Brown

02/01/2007

CLOSED CAPTIONED MASTER SEASON 39 A CONVERSATION WITH CHOREOGRAPHER RONALD K. BROWN Show # 3811 Broadcast Date: 02/01/2007


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Series
Basic Black
Program
Conversation With Choreographer Ronald K. Brown
Program Number

3811

Series Description

THe series was formerly known as Say Brother. Series title change as of 1/8/1998. This series is black produced and is one of public television's longest-running series that is rooted in and reflects the culture, concerns, achievements and history of people of African descent. Also includes controversial issues, African American artists, and events of special interest to the African American community.

Series release date: 1/8/1998

Program Description

Ronald K. Brown has been described by the New York Times as one of the most quietly profound choreographers of his generation. Brown’s mission is to tell stories of the human condition through dance. The dance company he founded, Evidence, is celebrating its 20th year. Brown sees himself as a storyteller using history and the traditions of Latin American, Caribbean, and African dance forms to use the movement of the body as an extension of the spoken and written word.

In this episode of Basic Black, guest host Howard Manly talks with Brown, now 40, as he delves into some of the common themes and issues that inspire his work and why he believes that dance can be a form of creative protest and worship.

Duration

00:26:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
Citation
Chicago: “Basic Black; Conversation With Choreographer Ronald K. Brown,” 02/01/2007, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_78AC1BF9EDA54629A340190878E3799A.
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APA: Basic Black; Conversation With Choreographer Ronald K. Brown. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_78AC1BF9EDA54629A340190878E3799A
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