Brown/Evidence completed a three-year residency with BRIC Arts I Media House (BRIC House), (November 13 – 24) with a cast that included 30 community members, ages 8-77, in a new version of On Earth Together set to music by Stevie Wonder. The always powerful 1999 work, Gatekeepers juxtaposing linear movements that tell the tale of “…soldiers walking toward heaven…” against rippling bodies, opened one of the two programs. Wonder, Brown, the company, and the community of 30 are a hit in On Earth Together. To be sure, the company holds the main focus, but holding their own just as strong are the community members who weave in and out, section after section. Especially poignant is Brown’s treatment of Wonder’s music, coloring each song with just the right intention. An expressly tender duet between Brown and Annique Roberts where the movement is minimal, but the presentation, a hand touching a face, and a smile is the response, is delicious and deserves kudos. The other outstanding members of the company are: Arcell Cabuag, Shayla Caldwell, Maresa D’amore-Morrison, Coral Dolphin, Solomon Dumas, Randall Riley and Clarice Young.
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