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Lunch and Learn with Ronald K. Brown

Join the Bologna Performing Arts Center and Delta State University’s Quality Enhancement Plan on Tuesday, March 19 at 12:15 PM for a lunch-and-learn program with the Founder/Artistic Director of EVIDENCE dance company, Ronald K. Brown.This program is open to the public, and the $5 registration includes a croissant sandwich, potato salad, fruit, and cookie box lunch. The luncheon will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Young-Mauldin Cafeteria on the campus of Delta State. To register, call (662) 846-4625 or sign up by Monday, March 18.

EVIDENCE dance company will perform on Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 PM at the Bologna Performing Arts Center. Tickets to the EVIDENCE performance are available online and at the BPAC Ticket Office, 662-846-4626. Discounts for groups of 10 are available.

Founded by Ronald K. Brown in 1985 and based in Brooklyn, N.Y., Evidence, A Dance Company focuses on the seamless integration of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. Through Brown’s dance works, Evidence provides a unique view of human struggles, tragedies, and triumphs. Brown uses movement as a way to reinforce the importance of community in African American culture and to acquaint audiences with the beauty of traditional African forms and rhythms. He is an advocate for the growth of the African American dance community and is instrumental in encouraging young dancers to choreograph and to develop careers in dance.

Brown’s choreography is in high demand. He has set works on Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, Cleo Parker Robinson Ensemble, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Jennifer Muller/The Works, Jeune Ballet d’Afrique Noire, Ko-Thi Dance Company, Philadanco and others. He choreographed Regina Taylor’s award-winning play, Crowns, and won an AUDELCO Award for his work on that production. “I hope that when people see the work, their spirits are lifted. I am interested in sharing perspectives through modern dance, theater, and kinetic storytelling. I want my work to be evidence of these perspectives,” says Brown.

Evidence now tours to some 25 communities in the United States and abroad. The company has traveled to Cuba, Brazil, England, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Mexico, Senegal, Nigeria, South Africa, and Canada to perform, teach master classes, and conduct lecture/demonstrations for individuals of all ages. Evidence brings arts education and cultural connections to local communities that have historically lacked these experiences. Annually the company reaches an audience of more than 25,000.