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Urban Bush Women 

When: Fri., Feb. 9, 8 p.m. 2018
Phone: 919-515-1100
Price: $7-$32
live.arts.ncsu.edu/events/17-18-season/urban-bush-women-hair-and-other-stories

For more than thirty years, the Brooklyn-based company Urban Bush Women has pushed the frame of contemporary dance beyond its normative whiteness. In original choreography that lifts up disenfranchised voices, particularly those of African-American women, the company finds the seam where social justice and spectacular performance meet. In its newest dance theater work, Hair and Other Stories, UBW weaves an exploration of race and gender inequality from the concept of African-American hair, a site of much cultural baggage and projection. There are also ample opportunities to engage beyond the stage, whether it's the pre-show talk and after-show dance party in Talley Student Union, the community sing-along of African-American vocal traditions at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church on February 7, or the "Hair Party" at Chavis Community Center on February 8, where the troupe offers guided movement and art-making activities. —Brian Howe

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