Urban Bush Women in Rhode Island
Art Activating Community

February 25, 2:30-4 PM
Ashamu Dance Theatre, Brown University
Lyman Hall – 83 Waterman Street

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!

Free – registration required.

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