[Ronald K. Brown / EvidenceGrace and Mercy ] Photo by Matt Karas
Photo by Matt Karas

SummerScape Dance
July 5–7

Ronald K. Brown / Evidence
Grace and Mercy 

SummerScape Commission / World Premiere

Choreography by Ronald K. Brown

Original score for Mercy written and performed by Meshell Ndegeocello


“His dances, earthy and subtly rapturous, tell stories of spirituality by weaving a tapestry of modern dance and West African forms.” —New York Times

"Astounding, something to be sensed as well as seen." —New York Times 

Ronald K. Brown’s Grace is “astounding, something to be sensed as well as seen." (New York Times). An electrifying and soulful tour-de-force, it was originally created for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1999. For its 20th anniversary, Grace is presented for the first time with all live music. The program also includes the premiere of Mercy, a new companion piece with original live music by soul and rock singer-songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello.

Opening Night Reception for Members
Friday, July 5

Post-Performance Conversation
Saturday, July 6

Pre-Performance Conversation
Sunday, July 7 at 1 pm
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