Evidence, A Dance Company, the New-York based company that marries traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word, will perform in UNCG’s Aycock Auditorium Thursday, April 12.

The 8 p.m. performance is the final event for the 2011-12 UNCG Performing Arts Series, sponsored by the UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance. The show will be followed by a Q&A session with Ronald K. Brown, the company’s founder, and members of the dance troupe. Tickets are $25-35 and may be purchased online at boxoffice.uncg.edu, by calling (336) 334-4849 or at campus box office locations.

“Ebony Magazine: to a Village” begins with a parade of individuals preoccupied with their own façade and beauty. The mantra in the score, “do you see what I see” is a challenge to question one’s perceptions. Through the work, the dancers shift from their self-consciousness to a physicality more connected to the ground and to each other.

“Incidents” is inspired by historical texts including Linda Brent’s “Incident in the Life of a Slave Girl.” The images in the work allude to the physical and emotional influences that have helped to shape the character of women of African descent. The choreography is accompanied by a soundtrack that includes the music of The Staple Singers, Aretha Franklin, Wunmi Olaiya and Donny Hathaway.

“On Earth Together,” created last year and inspired by the music of Stevie Wonder, explores the commitment to making the world a better place through self introspection and looking at society as a whole. The dancer’s movements speak to purpose and carving a particular path.

Founded 27 years ago by Ronald K. Brown, the dance company uses movement to show a unique view of human struggles, tragedies and triumphs. Their work reinforces the importance of community in African American culture and introduces audiences to traditional African American forms and rhythms. Brown, a noted choreographer, has created works for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, Cleo Parker Robinson Ensemble, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Jeune Ballet d’Afrique Noire and others. His choreography for Regina Taylor’s award-winning play “Crowns” was recognized with an AUDELCO Award.