Ronald K. Brown makes good dances, but he makes great dancing. Seldom do we see steps so rhythmically rich, full-bodied, and ardent. Whatever Brown's subject, the movement—his contemporary take on West African styles—expresses jubilation in ways that bring audiences to their feet. Brown is a religious man, and those who people his works look as if they're laboring in the fields of the Lord, every drop of sweat flying straight up to heaven. If his dances often seem to go on too long, to meander despite formal patterning, it's because he choreographs like an inspired preacher, carried away by the repeated, escalating throb... More >>>