Urban Bush Women

  • 6 strong dancers with one leg and one fist raised in an empowered posture, wearing red lux halter tops, and skirts made from a variety of different fabrics.
    Photo: Hayim Heron
  • Five Black women dancers in white shorts, black sneakers, and light blue sleeveless, hooded, crop tops in an active, mid-jump dance move on stage, accompanied by a percussionist with drum around her neck.
    Photo: Ian Douglas
  • Close-up of a white front porch, with a Black woman sitting, back facing the camera, with fabric draped around her mostly exposed back, one arm raised and folded over her shoulder.
    Photo: Nick Hussong
  • Side profile of a Black woman in a flowy-sleeved white dress, both arms up and open, with palms and fingers stretched to the sky, a joyful expression on her face
    Photo: Ian Douglas
  • 6 strong dancers jumping in mid-air, arms stretch to the sky, wearing red lux halter tops, and skirts made from a variety of different fabrics.
    Photo: Hayim Heron

Urban Bush Women



 Legacy + Lineage + Liberation

Saturday, September 24, 2022

8:00 PM · Pfleeger Concert Hall

In honor of Urban Bush Women’s vibrant history of thirty-eight years and counting, Legacy + Lineage + Liberation celebrates the power of Women(+) in an evening of classic works that transcend genres and amplify the voices of Women(+) of color.

These iconic works by UBW Founder Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and a new work by Co-Artistic Directors Chanon Judson and Samantha Mame Diarra Speis give multiple dimensions of life that resonate in this time of reflection around equity and justice, and that lift up Black lives in inspiring ways. Works include but are not limited to: Give Your Hands to Struggle; Women’s Resistance; I Don’t Know but I Been Told...if You Keep on Dancin’ You Never Grow Old; and Haint Blu.

Runtime is approximately 100 minutes plus one 10-minute intermission.  

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This engagement of Urban Bush Women is made possible in part through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. www.midatlanticarts.org

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