September 23, 2013

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By Kathryn Kopchik  

LEWISBURG, Pa. Camille A. Brown and Dancers will bring modern dance to the Weis Center stage on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m.

The event is sponsored, in part, by Susquehanna Life magazine.

The performance will feature Brown's standout work "New Second Line" set to a jazzy New Orleans groove, as well as two poignant solo works: "The Real Cool" from her critically acclaimed work, "Mr. Tol E. RancE" and "Evolution of a Secured Feminine."

In addition, the performance will include excerpts from the soulful "City of Rain," a fun duet "Been There Done That" and her first work for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater "The Groove to Nobody's Business."

Kathryn Maguet, executive director of the Weis Center, says, "We take great pride in presenting female artists who are young in their careers. Camille represents the future of modern dance. She's a brilliant young choreographer and powerful dancer who is making her mark on the international dance scene and we're thrilled to bring her dance troupe to Central Pennsylvania audiences."

Known for high theatricality, gutsy moves and virtuosic musicality, Camille A. Brown and Dancers explore real-life situations ranging from literal relationships to more complex themes with an eye on the past and present.

Theater, poetry, visual art and music of all genres merge to inject each performance with energy and urgency. The dancers seek to connect with people, make them feel good, provoke, engage and inspire.

This tour of Camille A. Brown and Dancers is funded through Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's ArtsCONNECT program with support from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program.

Tickets for the performance are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors ages 62+, $10 for youth under 18, and $10 for all college students.

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the Campus Box Office at 570-577-1000.

Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University bookstore in Lewisburg weekdays and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, 12:30 to 4 p.m.; and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center, weekdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information about this performance contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by email at

The next performance in the Weis Center's 2013-14 Series is Vieux Farka Toure who is often referred to as the "Hendrix of the Sahara" on Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Campus Theatre in Lewisburg. The performance is free and open to the public. 

For more information about the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, go to or