NYC Resources311Office of the Mayor

St. Mary's Park

Back to Event List

SummerStage Presents: Urban Bush Women / Master Class: Urban Bush Women

Saturday, July 12, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Please note: This event has already taken place. Please use the Search options on the right to find upcoming events.

Join Urban Bush Women as they celebrate their 30th anniversary year with an evening of special performances that showcase the best of the company's repertoire as well as a SummerStage premiere.

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. The company presents 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. UBW continues to use dance as both the message and the medium to bring together diverse audiences through innovative choreography, community collaboration and artistic leadership development.

The company will premiere Chalabati, a new work choreographed by Zollar, with choreographic assistance by Maria Bauman for dance students at Virginia Commonwealth University, Florida State University, and recently Southern Methodist University. Chalabati is a work that explores journey, memory and ritual retelling of a shared history. Inspired by the music of the Gnawa people (Morocco), the piece will explore a community coming together to remind itself of its strength, power and generosity. 

7:00 PM – All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Urban Bush Women
8:00 PM – Performances

Location

Bronx
Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

City Parks Foundation

Contact Email

info@cityparksfoundation.org

Categories

Dance

Directions to St. Mary's Park

  • St Mary's Park
  • St Mary's Park

St. Mary's Park Weather

  • Wed
    Mostly Sunny
    82°F
  • Thu
    Mostly Sunny
    84°F
  • Fri
    Chance Thunderstorms
    83°F
  • Sat
    Chance Showers
    79°F

7-day forecast

Was this information helpful?