Ronald K. Brown Gets Political

Deeply spiritual and kinesthetically invigorating, the dances of Ronald K. Brown tend not to be politically explicit. But “The Equality of Night and Day”—performed at the Joyce, Jan. 17-22, by Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE (Demetrius Burns, a member of the company, appears above)—is partially set to speeches by Angela Davis. A score by the jazz pianist Jason Moran threads the activist content with a subdued ritual of grief. For balance, Brown’s “Open Door,” with live accompaniment by the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble, offers joy.

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