Dance = Freedom: Urban Bush Women: Dance & Song for Every Body
Urban Bush Women’s BOLD (Builders, Organizers & Leaders through Dance) presents: If you can Talk, you can Sing, if you can Move, you can Dance
This exploration of movement and song embraces the ideas that each individual has a unique and powerful contribution to make, and that our bodies are a powerful source of agency. The goal is for Every Body to find their level of challenge and comfort, partake according to their abilities, and appreciate the groups’ diversity as an attribute to their community. Participants will also engage spiritually and emotionally in song and discover historical reference points that increase our understanding of the power of singing together. This is a class designed for the community, no prior dance or music experience is needed. All are welcome for this special series of classes celebrating movement as freedom of expression.
Additional classes in the Dance = Freedom series include the following:
- Ballez with Katy Pyle & Jules Skloot
- Unleash Your Duende with Arielle Rosales
- Ronald K. Brown/Evidence Community Class with Annique Roberts
Urban Bush Women (UBW) galvanizes artists, activists, audiences and communities through performances, artist development, education and community engagement. With the ground-breaking performance ensemble at its core, ongoing initiatives like the Summer Leadership Institute (SLI), BOLD (Builders, Organizers & Leaders through Dance) and the developing Choreographic Center, UBW continues to affect the overall ecology of the arts by promoting artistic legacies; projecting the voices of the under-heard and people of color; bringing attention to and addressing issues of equity in the dance field and throughout the United States; and by providing platforms and serving as a conduit for culturally and socially relevant experimental art makers.
NOTE: Capacity at the Dance = Freedom classes is limited, and admission is on a first come, first served basis, whether you have RSVP’ed or not. Please come early to ensure entry.
This event is part of the BRIC OPEN Festival, which aims shine a light on the power of inclusive, participatory arts & media programming to shake up our ideas about who makes and consumes culture, whose voices and stories sit at the center of artistic creation, and how we come together to imagine, and move toward, the future we want.