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On Tour

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January 31, 2019; February 1-2, 2019; February 7-9, 2019

Hair & Other Stories

BRIC House Ballroom

BRIC (647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY)

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February 16-17, 2019

Hair & Other Stories

Dance Place (3225 8th Street NE 
Washington, DC)

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February 22, 2019

Hair & Other Stories

Davidson College (405 N Main St, Davidson, NC)

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February 28, 2019; March 1-2, 2019

Hair & Other Stories

Dance Center

Columbia College (600 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL)

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March 14, 2019

Hair & Other Stories

Center for the Performing Arts

Penn State University (102 Eisenhower Rd, University Park, PA)

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March 26, 2019

Hair & Other Stories

Georgia College (231 W Hancock St, Milledgeville, GA )

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Current Works

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HAIR & OTHER STORIES

Crafted from personal narratives from our communities, kitchens and living rooms, social media and YouTube, Hair & Other Stories debates the center of perceived American “values” and celebrates the persevering narrative of the African Diaspora.

Hair & Other Stories explores disquieting perceptions of body image, race, gender identity, economic inequities and what constitutes freedom, liberation, and release in our everyday struggles to rise to our Extra-ordinary Selves in extraordinary times.

This is the urgent dialogue of the 21st Century.

 

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SCAT!

"SCAT! is my story.  It is my family’s story. It is a personal and collective story of a family and a people, moving from the Jim Crow south during the Great Migration."  – Jawole Willa Jo Zollar

Set in a fictional jazz club, SCAT! is a dance-driven musical that tells a love story of two people making their way during the Great Migration through song, dance and storytelling. It is a powerful tale of one family and what happens when dreams encounter the realities of American life in the 40s & 50s. SCAT! features an original jazz score performed by a live band.

Choreographed by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar; Dramaturgy by Talvin Wilks; Original Music Composed and Performed by Craig Harris.

SCAT! is intended to be an immersive work, flexible in how it’s presented. Ideal venues are black box theaters or cabaret spaces, but proscenium theaters are also possible.

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Walking with 'Trane

This piece offers two unique experiences, SIDE A and SIDE B, inspired by the musical life and spiritual journey of John Coltrane, a composer at the forefront of jazz innovation in a racially-charged America of the 50’s and 60’s. Informed by the unpredictability of the bandstand, the “Band State,” the scary, risky place that potentially extends into “transcendence,” this ethereal investigation lives within multiple layers of Coltrane’s music, Coltrane’s spirituality, Coltrane’s life…

SIDE A: JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH ‘TRANE, is a conjuring of Coltrane’s essence, based in rooted understandings of his music and “known” traditions pushed into heightened performance “states,” from cool to hot, from ancient field hollers to gospel cadences, strange reed riffs drive a spiraling physical journey through echoes of the blues, bebop, hard bop, free jazz, scored in a dazzling array by Phillip White.

SIDE B: FREED(OM), is a free-fall suite of “states,” exploring the artistic imprint of Coltrane’s A Love Supreme, a riff on pursuance, plunging into the depths of Coltrane’s formidable legacy with diagonal pulls, suspended silences, chaotic spirals, and ultimately, transcendence, inside of a masterful musical composition by George Caldwell played live.


 

WANT TO BOOK URBAN BUSH WOMEN?

CONTACT MICHELLE COE, PRODUCER

For all inquiries including New York City metropolitan area performances and national/international keynotes, lectures and panels, contact Michelle Coe. 

mcoe@urbanbushwomen.org

 
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For Inquiries and Bookings
Please Contact our agents
at IMG ARTISTS

Matthew Bledsoe
Vice President | IMG Artists
7 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
Tel (direct): +1 212-994-3565
Fax: +1 212-994-3550
Mobile: +1 917-991-8540
mbledsoe@imgartists.com

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