Urban Bush Women in Rhode Island
Art Activating Community

October 27, 7:00–9:00 PM
Ashamu Dance Theatre, Brown University
Lyman Hall – 83 Waterman Street

A great opportunity to introduce movement into the K-12 classroom! An unstoppable force in American Dance, Urban Bush Women launches a five month project with FirstWorks, a driving force in the Providence art scene, along with American Dance Legacy Institute and Rites & Reason Theatre.

This jam dance workshop celebrates “every body” and the diversity that attributes to a unique and powerful community. This is a movement class designed for the community so no prior dance experience is needed. Participants explore UBW’s technique with close attention to the use of breath, weight, call and response, and polyrhythm. Space is limited.

Connecting art with education: A limited number of spaces in this community workshop have been reserved specifically for K-12 teachers’ professional development. Participating teachers will have dedicated time with the Urban Bush Women artists, who can demonstrate specific dance moves and/or answer questions as needed. Certificates will be provided for participating teachers to add to their portfolio/vitae for the Rhode Island Department of Education.

This is a first-come, first-served opportunity. FirstWorks Arts Learning partner schools have first priority.

Immersion Partner Schools: allowed 2 free registrations; additional teachers $25 each
Engagement Partner Schools: allowed 1 free registration; additional teachers $25 each
All other K-12 teachers: $50 each Payment by check is preferable
To register email Annette Robinson & Kathleen McAreavey – please include your full name & contact info

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.




Urban Bush Women Walking with 'Trane, Feb. 27, 2016