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Walking with ‘Trane – Urban Bush Women in RI

WALKING WITH ‘TRANE – URBAN BUSH WOMEN

A towering jazz masterpiece comes alive onstage with unbridled energy, innovative choreography and live music. TICKETS REQUIRED

SALON: JAZZ IN RI HISTORY AND CULTURE

SALON: JAZZ IN RI HISTORY AND CULTURE

On 2/27, FirstWorks will present Urban Bush Women performing Walking With ‘Trane, a work emblematic of UBW’s practice of weaving contemporary dance, music, and text with the history, culture, and spiritual traditions of African Americans and the African Diaspora. Join us for a discussion of the history and role of jazz in RI. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Rhythm of Change Festival

RHYTHM OF CHANGE FESTIVAL

The festival partners with FirstWorks, Rites and Reason Theatre, Urban Bush Women, Troupe Yeredon, Dr. Thomas DeFrantz and artists from Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, and NYC to engage with students and the larger community in ceremony, performances, discussions, and workshops. TICKETS REQUIRED

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: DANCE FOR EVERY BODY

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT K-12 TEACHERS: DANCE FOR EVERY BODY

Dedicated time with the artists provided for K-12 teachers at this jam dance workshop with Urban Bush Women celebrating “every body” and the diversity that attributes to a unique and powerful community. No prior experience required! At Brown University Ashamu Dance Studio. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Jazz Brunch with Urban Bush Women

JAZZ BRUNCH WITH URBAN BUSH WOMEN

Join us and members of Urban Bush Women as we wrap up their FirstWorks residency with a specialty brunch menu created by the culinary team at the Dorrance. Enjoy a mouth-watering buffet, relaxed conversation & soul-nourishing live jazz performed by Rhode Island’s own Travis Colby Band. ADVANCE TICKETS REQUIRED.

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP: DANCE FOR EVERY BODY

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP: DANCE FOR EVERY BODY

A jam dance workshop with Urban Bush Women celebrating “every body” and the diversity that attributes to a unique and powerful community. No prior experience required! At Brown University Ashamu Dance Studio. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP: DANCE FOR EVERY BODY

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP: DANCE FOR EVERY BODY

A jam dance workshop with Urban Bush Women celebrating “every body” and the diversity that attributes to a unique and powerful community. No prior experience required! At Brown University Ashamu Dance Studio. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.