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2018/2019 Duke Performances Camille A. Brown Internship in Community Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship

August 21, 2018

Camille A. Brown, originally from Queens, New York, is a prolific choreographer whose works reexamine history through the lens of a modern black female perspective. At the helm of Camille A. Brown & Dancers, she leads her company through excavations of ancestral stories in ways that connect with contemporary culture. Over the past decade, Brown has received numerous awards for her bold and timely work, including the Princess Grace Award, the Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award.

Over the course of the 2018/2019 season, Duke Performances will present Brown’s trilogy on African American identity, comprised of three evening-length pieces of dance theater: ink (2017), BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play (2015), and Mr. TOL E. RAncE (2012). By offering multiple presentations by a single visionary artist, Duke Performances aims to create opportunities for sustained engagement with Brown, her company, and her work that will allow it to resonate broadly on campus and within the Durham community — through events and programs such as social dance classes, public conversations, teaching artist engagements with local high schools, and on-campus class visits.

To assist in various projects connected to this unique yearlong residency, Duke Performances seeks ambitious, thoughtful, creative, organized, and detail-oriented individuals who are especially interested in community engagement programming within the context of a performing arts organization. Interns will work with Michaela Dwyer, Community Engagement Coordinator at Duke Performances, and Tina Vasquez, Triangle-based racial equity and organizational development consultant, as well as other members of the Duke Performances team.

This project seeks interns who are available and willing to contribute to this project for the full academic year (September 2018–April 2019, with the exception of university holidays and breaks). A commitment of 4-6 hours per week is requested. Interns will be awarded a certificate upon completion of this intensive yearlong experience. Internships are paid.





Application Deadline: Friday, September 7; earlier submissions encouraged.