NEWARK, NJ: Urban Bush Women presents "Hair & Other Stories" at NJPAC
Urban Bush Women
Urban Bush Women
Fri 4.01 @ 7:30 p.m. + Sat 4.02 @ 2:00 p.m.
Hair & Other Stories uses storytelling and dance to reflect on race, identity and ideas of beauty through the lens of Black women’s hair. Created by dance-activist troupe Urban Bush Women, this interactive experience weaves together personal stories from the performers and Black women around the country. Through movement, song and conversation, they explore what constitutes freedom, liberation and release in our everyday struggles to rise to our Extraordinary Selves in extraordinary times. This is the urgent dialogue of the 21st century.
Hair & Other Stories was inspired by Hair Stories (2001) by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar; choreographed and directed by Chanon Judson and Samantha Speis. “Part church revival, part dance party, part therapeutic reckoning, part history lesson… wholly and fully engaging of mind, body and spirit… a permanent haircut or dye job for your intellect and soul.” –DC Metro Theater Arts
Tickets: $55 and Up.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., is America’s most diverse performing arts center, and the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted nearly 10 million visitors (including over 1.7 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.
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