This movement jam/dance class embraces the idea that everyone has a unique and significant contribution to make, and that our bodies are powerful and capable. The goal is for "every body" to find their level of challenge and comfort and partake according to their abilities, and to appreciate the group’s diversity as a benefit to their community. Participants explore Urban Bush Women’s technique with close attention to the use of breath, weight, call and response, and polyrhythm. This is a movement class designed for the community, so no prior dance experience is needed.
As a way of building community, class attendees will also have the unique opportunity to participate in Urban Bush Women’s upcoming performances of Hair & Other Stories at BRIC as audience animators and guides during pre-show and intermission experiences.
PLEASE NOTE: This program is first come, first served. Please arrive early to secure your spot in the class.
Dance for Every Body will take place on Sep 18, Nov 13, Dec 18, and Jan 15. On October 16, Urban Bush Women will be leading the interactive movement experience Talk ‘Trane as part of BRIC JazzFest.
ABOUT URBAN BUSH WOMEN
Urban Bush Women (UBW) burst onto the dance scene in 1984 with bold, innovative, demanding and exciting works that bring under-told stories to life through the art and vision of its award-winning founder Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. The company weaves contemporary dance, music, and text with the history, culture, and spiritual traditions of the African Diaspora.