Ronald K. Brown was nineteen when he created a solo called Evidence (1985), a work which turned out to hold the philosophical basis of his choreography and company. Brown believes that dance can give evidence to the way we are brought up, the ways in which we interact with one another. Born in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brown has traveled to West Africa and Cuba exploring movement in the African diaspora. His movement vocabulary fuses West African dance forms, both modern and postmodern dance, and elements of hip hop. His many Pillow appearances include a memorable tribute to Katherine Dunham in 2002 and an iconic solo by Asadata Dafora. The work seen here is the first of several world premieres commissioned by the Pillow, a pantheon most recently joined by New Conversations.