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WEST PALM BEACH —The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will host a panel discussion on The Creative Process in the Face of Adversity. Camille A. Brown of Camille A. Brown & Dancers will lead the thought-provoking and admission-free event in the Rinker Playhouse at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Brown’s discussion will cover contemporary social issues and race relations as they relate to the arts and dance community. The PEAK performance by Camille A. Brown & Dancers opens that night at the Kravis Center and runs through Sunday.
The panel will be hosted by AnEta Sewell, who spent 20 years in television, primarily at WPEC News 12, and was the first African American to anchor and report the news in the West Palm Beach/Treasure Coast market. Panel members will include: Camille A. Brown, a force in the national concert dance world for more than a decade; Shanique Scott, Artistic Director of Street Beat, Inc.; Clarence Brooks, Associate Professor/Director of Dance at Florida Atlantic University; and Sean Green, the founder of Sean’s Dance Factory.
“I am inspired to continue pushing the boundaries of arts and activism,” says Ms. Brown. “I constantly ask myself, what more can be done? How can I activate my work in a way that moves beyond performance and impacts my community? Dance can be seen as a community’s embodied visioning, storytelling, and resistance practice. My hope is to create a dialogue that sparks larger shifts.”
Camille A. Brown & Dancers draws upon modern hip-hop, African and ballet aesthetics to make a personal claim on history through the lens of Ms. Brown’s contemporary female perspective. The company’s mission is to present authentic performances that foster dialogue among audience and local communities.
Those interested in attending the panel discussion should RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kravis Center is located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, FL. For more information, please call 561-832-7469 or visit the Kravis Center’s official website at kravis.org.