An electrifying dance salute
WORLD PREMIERE TOUR
February 27, 2016, 8 PM – The Vets
FIRSTWORKS JUMPSTART, 7 PM: TALK AND PERFORMANCES
A towering jazz masterpiece comes alive onstage with unbridled energy, innovative choreography and live music.
This electrifying, all-female, “unstoppable force in American dance” salutes John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme. Grammy Award-winning pianist/composer George Caldwell, one of modern jazz’s current pre-eminent players, has created new music around the legacy of one of jazz music’s greatest innovators. For three decades Urban Bush Women’s powerful moves have shaken theaters and inspired communities celebrating the culture of the African diaspora. The evening promises to leave an indelible mark, as The Miami Herald-Sun exclaims, “They shimmied, shimmered, sparkled, strutted and stamped as though trying to put out a fire.”
Tickets: $38-75 (incl. $3 restoration fee). Premium ticket includes the best seats, plus complimentary admission to your choice of a morning-after Jazz Brunch or a Feb. 24 studio performance of dark swan.
Part of the FirstWorks Artistic Icons Series.
For three decades Urban Bush Women’s powerful moves have shaken theaters and inspired communities celebrating the culture of the African diaspora. As part of their five-month project with FirstWorks this season, Urban Bush Women return to Providence in February 2016 for two jam-packed weeks of workshops and talks. See schedule here.
Urban Bush Women in RI: Art Activating Community is a Widening the Circle: Intersections of Dance, Music, Community, and Social Change initiative presented by FirstWorks, American Dance Legacy Initiative, and Rites and Reason Theatre in collaboration with Artists and Scientists as Partners, Brown University, RISD Center for Student Involvement, Rhythm of Change Festival, and Urban Bush Women. Funded in part by DanceUSA/Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Creative Arts Council of Brown University, RISD Center for Student Involvement, and RI Council for the Humanities.