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Hep Hep Sweet Sweet, Urban Bush Women, photo by Rick McCullough.

Urban Bush Women

Celebrating 30 Years

March 19, 20 & 21, 2015  | 8:00PM  

". . . 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

“Music and movements communicate the blues and triumph over it." - Durham Herald-Sun

Renowned for heart-stopping performances, brilliant choreography and for creating a genuine sense of community with its audience, Urban Bush Women marks its 30th Season with a return engagement to The Dance Center. Artistic Director Jawole Willa Jo Zollar has conceived of Hep Hep Sweet Sweet as a personal memoir of her upbringing in Kansas City. Set in a fictional night club, the work draws upon the music and culture of the African American migration: south to north up the Mississippi River. Guest choreographer Nora Chipaumire’s dark swan interrogates and subverts how we present and represent African female bodies. Additional repertory will encapsulate the best of this extraordinary company's 30-year history.

Additional Events

DanceMakers Session led by Urban Bush Women

Monday, March 16, 2015 | 7:00PM–8:30PM  
American Rhythm Center, Fine Arts Building | 410 S Michigan Avenue, 3rd Floor
> Reserve your spot.

Post-Performance Conversation with Company

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Pre-Performance Talk with Jawole Zollar

Saturday, March 21, 2015 | 7:00PM

Friends of The Dance Center Post-Performance Party

Saturday, March 21 | immediately following the performance




The Dance Center’s presentation of Urban Bush Women is funded, in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.  Additional funding provided by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.