Urban Bush Women in Rhode Island
Art Activating Community

February 11, 6:30–8:00 PM (doors at 6)
Aurora – 276 Westminster Street, Providence

Join us for a 90-minute interactive dance party “soundscape through time” with Urban Bush Women’s Founder, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar as the MC!

Free – registration required.

Participants will learn various social dances, spanning from Jawole’s youth in Kansas City to her coming of age in New York City. We will also examine the historical context that supported these trends… all of this, while having a great time!

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