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Urban Bush Women

40th Anniversary 
Legacy + Lineage + Liberation

“Triple threat performers who dance, sing and act with a sometimes searing sense of truthfulness.” — The New York Times

Inside of its 40th-anniversary celebration, ground-breaking dance theater company Urban Bush Women brings Legacy + Lineage + Liberation, an evening of deeply-affecting works informed by the Civil Rights movement, ancestral wisdom, and the expansion of women’s rights.

Under the artistic direction of Chanon Judson and Mame Diarra Speis, Urban Bush Women, founded by choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, is a civically engaged dance theater company that unearths and articulates under-told stories through dance informed by the Women+ and African Diasporic experience. Urban Bush Women seeks to foster a more equitable and diverse community within the arts, while creating life-affirming work that challenges the socio-political status-quo.

Funds provided by the Royce Center Circle Endowment.

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