Urban Bush Women Open Company Class at Dance New Amsterdam
Dance New Amsterdam
Dance New Amsterdam's Open Company Class Series
Tuesdays and Thursdays
12:00 - 1:30pm
January 29 - February 7
Urban Bush Women
UBW’s technique class starts with a warm-up that prepares the participants for full-out dancing in the UBW style with close attention to the use of breath, weight, embodied call and response, and polyrhythm. The second half of the class focuses on our movement style and may include improvisation phrases from repertory and/or vocal work. We embrace the idea that each individual has a unique and powerful contribution to make. The goal is for “every body” to find their level of rigor and comfort.
Founded in 1984 by choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Urban Bush Women (UBW) seeks to bring the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance. We do this from a woman-centered perspective and as members of the African Diaspora community in order to create a more equitable balance of power in the dance world and beyond.
For more information: http://www.dnadance.org/site/studio/modern-and-contemporary/company-class/