RiverArts & Tarrytown Music Hall Present Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, A Dance Company

RiverArts & Tarrytown Music Hall Present Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, A Dance Company – Saturday, October 21st


RiverArts and the Tarrytown Music Hall will be co-presenting Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE this October. Following the success of last year’s performance featuring Ballet Hispánico, RiverArts remains dedicated to bringing exceptional performing arts organizations to the Rivertowns. Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE will perform one night only on Saturday, October 21st at the historic Tarrytown Music Hall. Ticket prices range from $35-$65 for this dance program.

Date – Saturday, October 21

Venue – Tarrytown Music Hall; 13 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY

Showtime – Curtain at 7:30pm; Doors open at 6:45pm

Tickets – Starting at $35; tickets can be purchased at https://tickets.tarrytownmusichall.org/EVIDENCE23

The program will include Upside DownMarch, and Grace; all choreographed by Ronald K. Brown. The run time for the entire program will be 90-minutes.

Artistic Director of EVIDENCE, A Dance Company, Ronald K. Brown stated, “I am truly excited to share the work of EVIDENCE with the RiverArts and Tarrytown community this fall with this program of some of the company’s most loved works.”

For the last decade, RiverArts has provided access to world-class dance companies for residents of the Rivertowns. RiverArts Dance Concert Producer & Artistic Director Maxine Sherman shares, “I am ecstatic to share this incredible program with the Rivertowns communities. We are preparing for a vibrant evening with this award-winning company.”

RiverArts Executive Director, Josh Suniewick stated, “It’s a pleasure to do another co-presentation alongside Tarrytown Music Hall. The response for last year’s dance concert was amazing and we are honored to be able to connect local audiences with such a high-caliber group.”

About Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE

Established in 1985 by Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, A Dance Company, seamlessly integrates traditional African dance with spoken word and contemporary choreography. The Brooklyn based group aims to promote understanding of the human experience into the African Diaspora through dance and storytelling and to provide sensory connections to history and tradition through music, movement, and spoken word—leading deeper into issues of spirituality, community responsibility and liberation.

Through their work, EVIDENCE provides a unique perspective of human struggles, tragedies, and triumphs. Using the power of movement, Brown emphasizes the significance of community within African American culture and introduces audiences to the captivating splendor of traditional African forms and rhythms. Additionally, he is an advocate for fostering growth of the African American dance community and has been a vital force in encouraging young dancers to explore choreography and developing careers in dance.

Founder and Artistic Director, Ronald K. Brown, is in great demand as a choreographer. He has set works on Ballet Hispánico, Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ko-Thi Dance Company, Philadanco, Cleo Parker Robinson Ensemble, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Jennifer Muller/The Works, Jeune Ballet d’Afrique Noire, and others. He has collaborated alongside artists such as composer/designer Omotayo Wunmi Olaiya, the late writer Craig G. Harris, Director Ernie McClintock’s Jazz Actors Theater, choreographers Patricia Hoffbauer and Rokiya Kone, composers Jason Moran, Arturo O’Farrill, Bernadette Speech, and more.

Brown was the recipient of the 2020 Jacob’s Pillow Dance award and has been recognized for his choreography in Regina Taylor’s Crowns with the AUDELCO Award. Brown also received two Black Theatre Alliance Awards and a Fred & Adele Astaire Award for Outstanding Choreography in the Tony Award-winning production of The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. His contributions to the dance world have been acknowledged through honors such as the Def Dance Jam Workshop 2000 Mentor of the Year, Doris Duke Artist Award, NYC City Center Fellowship, Scripps/ADF Award, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Choreographers Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, United States Artists Fellowship, a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award, Dance Magazine Award, and The Ailey Apex Award.

About RiverArts

RiverArts inspires Hudson River communities in lower Westchester County to come together through art. RiverArts’ year-round season of events and programming includes our two signature free, multi-village artists’ Studio Tour and Music Tour; an annual dance concert; a three-part Chamber Music series; theater performances; and smaller community events such as Drink & Draw, Salon Sundays, Swing Dance night, artist conversations and pop-up concerts; plus Music Education and its SummerArts camp for kids of all ages.

For 60 years, RiverArts has been the catalyst that connects performers, musicians, and art-makers with Rivertowns audiences. We believe in the power of art to express, transform, and bring joy to our lives and our community. Please visit RiverArts on-line to read more about its mission, core values and programming calendar: https://www.riverarts.org

About Tarrytown Music Hall

The historic, nonprofit Tarrytown Music Hall, built in 1885 by chocolate magnate William Wallace, is listed on the National Register for Historic Places. The 843-seat theater is owned, operated, and loved by The Friends of the Mozartina Musical Arts Conservatory, Inc, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, cultural and educational organization established in 1979, and who rescued the theater from the wrecking ball on Valentine’s Day 1980. The TMH mission is three-fold: to present diverse and relevant programming in music, theater, dance, and film for the enrichment of the tri-state community; to promote arts education through classes, partnerships, performing opportunities, and residencies; and to preserve and restore the historic Music Hall so that it may continue to be a vibrant performing arts center and catalyst for sustainable economic development in our area. For more information: www.tarrytownmusichall.org

About RiverArts

Celebrating and cultivating the arts in the Rivertowns for over 60 years, RiverArts has been the catalyst that connects performers, musicians and art-makers with Rivertowns audiences. Motivated by a belief in the power of art to bring insight and delight, RiverArts delivers programs that have repeatedly brought us together, welcomed newcomers, and created experiences that strengthen our sense of community. The free, five-town Music Tour and Studio Tour expand our combined local and metro area audiences to 20,000. P.O. Box 60 414 Warburton Avenue Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706 General Information: 914.412.5120