Urban Bush Women: Legacy + Lineage + Liberation
April 5, 2024
Join us for an unforgettable evening of strength, power, and grace as we proudly present the nationally acclaimed Urban Bush Women: Legacy + Lineage + Liberation. Prepare to be moved by their captivating performance highlighting the voices of women of color in an inspiring and healing journey live at Crowder Hall.
For 40 incredible years Urban Bush Women have been using dance as a medium to unite diverse audiences through their innovative choreography, community collaborations, and artistic leadership development. Now, in Urban Bush Women: Legacy + Lineage + Liberation, they showcase iconic works that transcend genres, amplifying the voices of women of color. These timeless classics offer multiple dimensions of life that deeply resonate with today’s reflection on equity and justice, uplifting Black lives in profoundly inspiring ways.
This dynamic program features iconic works by Founder Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, and a new work by Co-Artistic Directors Chanon Judson and Mame Diarra Speis. Each of these works gives multiple dimensions of life that resonate in this time of reflection around equity and justice, and that lift up Black lives in inspiring ways. Experience UBW’s great sense of musicality, reflection inside of empathy and joy, and leave the theater energized and inspired. Works include but are not limited to: Give Your Hands to Struggle; Women’s Resistance; I Don’t Know but I Been Told…if You Keep on Dancin’ You Never Grow Old; and Haint Blu (proscenium). Urban Bush Women will mesmerize you with their exceptional musicality and thought-provoking reflections on empathy and joy.