Camille A. Brown uses dance as an agent for empowerment. According to her website, “Her driving passion is to empower Black bodies to tell their story using their own language(s) through movement and dialogue. Through the company, Ms. Brown provides outreach activities to students, young adults, and incarcerated women and men across the country.” Brown’s work has been featured by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and on Broadway, including the Tony Award-winning revival of Once on This Island. The Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall will play host to Camille Brown and Dancers on Saturday, Dec. 1, and the company will bring along with them a collection of Brown’s works, including Mr. Tol E. RAncE and excerpts from ink and BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play, which make up a “trilogy about culture, race and identity.” For more information and to order tickets, go to

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 9 of issue #279 (Nov. 21 – Dec. 5, 2018)**