Halifu Osumare presents Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir In conversation with Jawole Zollar at Greenlight Bookstore in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn
Urban Bush Women is proud to kickoff Lumberyard’s Summer 2018 Season in Catskill and Hudson with 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
Urban Bush Women (UBW) is a performance ensemble dedicated to exploring the use of cultural expression as a catalyst for social change. 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 live by a 5-piece band and two vocalists.
Choreographed by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar; Dramaturgy by Talvin Wilks; Original Music Composed and Performed by Craig Harris.
Dream / Research / Move / Create / Build / Delve Deeper / Repeat: UBW Generative Dancer Choreographic & Performance Lab
This 3-day workshop will be taught by New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) 2017 Lifetime Achievement in Dance Award recipient and UBW Founder/Visioning Partner, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar.
We welcome participants at any level of their practice to journey through UBW’s creative choreographic lab. We will work from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm daily at the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet in Brooklyn, NY.