Dance: THE EQUALITY OF NIGHT AND DAY: “First Glimpse” and “Upside Down” (Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE at Royce Hall)

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by Lamont Williams on January 20, 2022

in Dance,Theater-Los Angeles,Tours

CAP UCLA Presents
The Equality of Night and Day: First Glimpse and Upside Down 
From Prolific Choreographer Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE Saturday, March 5 at 8 p.m.

Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, Equality. Photo by Christopher George, courtesy of The Kennedy Center

UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents award-winning choreographer Ronald K. Brown and his company EVIDENCE performing The Equality of Night and Day: First Glimpse and Upside Down (1998) on Saturday, March 5 at 8 p.m. at Royce Hall. Tickets starting at $36 are available now at, 310-825-2101 and the Royce Hall box office.


The Equality of Night and Day: First Glimpse is a new work which challenges the presumptions of balance, equity and fairness with respect to young people, women and people of color, in light of contrary current events. The piece features an original score by acclaimed jazz pianist Jason Moran and spoken word by educator and activist Angela Davis.

Upside Down (1998) begins with the premonition of community mourning. The dance continues as a race reflecting the impetus that drives the individual towards their destiny. The dance uses the loss of a community member as a rite and calls for solidarity. The ascension and passing on of one soul is also used as an image to reflect that the destiny is to the self.

Blending African dance traditions with contemporary dance vocabulary, Brown creates an aesthetic style that is earthy, powerful and intimate. His work seamlessly explores liberation, community responsibility, spirituality and struggle. Brown founded EVIDENCE in 1985 with a mission of creating work that provides a unique view of human struggles, tragedies and triumphs, using movement as a way to reinforce the importance of community in African American culture and to acquaint audiences with the beauty of traditional African forms and rhythms in his blended style.

CAP UCLA presentsRonald K. Brown/EVIDENCESaturday, March 5, 2022 at 8 p.m.Royce Hall, UCLA, 10745 Dickson Court, Los Angeles, CA 90095Tickets start at $36

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