Urban Bush Women in Rhode Island
Art Activating Community

February 10, 6:30–9:30 PM
Rites and Reason Theatre – 155 Angell Street, Providence

A workshop exploring falling, rolling, stillness, connecting through focus, counterbalance, lifting using minimal effort, centering and integration of breath, and being attentive to our partner(s) and surroundings. Led by Urban Bush Women’s Founder, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and dancers from the company.

Free – registration required.

Urban Bush Women (UBW) will facilitate artistic creation based on themes that emerge from the group. With an emphasis on dance, song, and the creative assets of the participants, we use various artistic genres including creative writing and visual art, to process, synthesize, and communicate. Participants will create an artistic product reflecting both their learning and their vision for community.

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.

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