This open level technique class will be led by current members of Urban Bush Women, in conjunction with their performance of “Hair and Other Stories” at the Flynn in Burlington on March 9. “Hair and Other Stories” uses the visceral and intellectual power of UBW’s unblinking approach to elicit conversations between and among the performers and audience in this new dance/theater piece. Self-image, race, and gender inequality are studied through the lens of hair, specifically that of African-American women, while choreography, personal narrative, and theater entwine in dance showcases that range from experimental to sublime. Founded in 1984 by choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, UBW weaves contemporary dance into traditions of the African Diaspora. Sponsored by the FlynnCenter and the Middlebury Dance Program. Open to the public.
March 8, 2018
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