Few contemporary dance groups provoke thought or dazzle the senses as much as Ronald K. Brown and his Evidence Dance Company, whose work has earned the talented hoofer a reputation as one of the most profound choreographers of his generation. Tonight and Saturday at 8:00, Miami Dade College brings Browns exhilarating work to the Colony Theater as part of its Cultura del Lobo Performance Series, now kicking off its sixteenth season.
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Brown seamlessly combines African, modern, ballet, and hip-hop dance styles and spoken word to create powerful dance stories that comment on the human condition and the African diaspora. The evenings performances include Order My Steps, a new work enjoying its South Florida premiere. Created last year, the piece uses a score that fuses Bob Marley and the Kronos Quartet to explore issues of faith, confidence, and ambition. I want people to have their spirits lifted, Brown says. I am interested in sharing perspectives through modern dance, theater, and kinetic storytelling. Tickets cost $18 to $26. Call 305-237-3010, or visit www.culture.mdc.edu.