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Urban Bush Women's 30TH ANNIVERSARY

Urban Bush Women's 30TH ANNIVERSARY


Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 10:00am

In conjunction with FOCUS DANCE 2014


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. We do this by facilitating the use of art as a means of addressing issues of social justice and encouraging civic engagement. Based in Brooklyn, we aspire to ensure continuity by strengthening and expanding our international community via ongoing professional education, development of new audiences, nurturing young talent and presenting bold, life-affirming dance works in a variety of settings including at our annual Summer Leadership Institute.

Meet Urban Bush Women's Dancers
We had a fabulous audition and it was great to see so many gorgeous dancers. We're happy to announce our company of seven daring dancers. Look for them on tour in a city near you!
Chanon Judson

Courtney Cook

Maria Bauman

  Samantha Speis

    Shantelle Jackson

Stephanie Mas

   Tendayi Kuumba


The 2014 FOCUS Dance Festival roster has been announced! Check out Urban Bush Women at the Joyce Theater in January as part of FOCUS; we're performing Nora Chipaumire's dark swan. FOCUS DANCE is a week-long celebration that features some of the most intriguing companies performing today. 

  When: January 7 -12, 2014
Joyce Theater (175 8th Ave, NYC)
Tickets: Start at 0
CLICK HERE for tickets and more information


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