Staff Pick: Urban Bush Women

Urban Bush Women are storytellers of African-American life by way of dance. Founded in 1984 by choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, who began the troupe because she “envisioned a company founded on the energy, vitality and boldness … of the women I experienced growing up in Kansas City. My goal was to use those experiences as a vehicle for my choreographic voice.” “Hair & Other Stories,” one of their more popular dances, will be performed in Louisville. It’s based on stories heard “in kitchens and living rooms, social media and YouTube” that explore race, body image and values.

SATURDAY, FEB. 24

The Brown Theatre
8 p.m. | $20-$50
315 W. Broadway
http://kentuckycenter.org

About the Author

Staff Pick: Urban Bush Women

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

 

 

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