Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Urban Bush Women – Hair & Other Stories

December 1, 2023 - December 3, 2023

Urban Bush Women

The formidable Brooklyn-based performance ensemble Urban Bush Women visits with Hair & Other Stories, an evening-length dance-theater work exploring race, identity, and concepts of beauty through the lens of Black women’s hair. Inspired by founder and 2021 MacArthur Fellow Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s HairStories (2001), the participatory performance is a work of activism, awakening, and engagement, asking its audience to move, to comment, to reflect, and to bear witness. Choreographed and directed by co-artistic directors Chanon Judson and Mame Diarra Speis, Hair & Other Stories was developed from personal narratives culled from participants in “Hair Party” sessions the company held with women across the country, as well as through the company’s ongoing collaboration with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond’s “Undoing Racism” workshops. “The Urban Bush Women are committed, triple-threat performers who dance, sing, and act with a sometimes searing sense of truthfulness” (The New York Times).

More

Details

Start:
December 1, 2023
End:
December 3, 2023
Event Categories:
, , , , ,
Website:
https://bit.ly/3NRx6lb

Venue

Zellerbach Playhouse
UC Berkeley Campus
Berkeley, CA United States
+ Google Map
View Venue Website

Organizer

Cal Performances
Phone
510.642.9988
Email
tickets@calperformances.org
View Organizer Website

BAR | Bay Area Registry is not responsible for the accuracy of information/content posted. Be sure to confirm all information by referring to the original source (event organizer) or performer websites.