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6PM  Wednesday, April 12, 2017
OTHER DATES: 8PM, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12

Yale Dance Theater 2017: Urban Bush Women

Location is wheelchair accessible
The critically acclaimed dance company Urban Bush Women (UBW) will be the focus of Yale Dance Theater’s (YDT) spring 2017 project. Celebrating its 33rd Anniversary year, Urban Bush Women uses dance as both the message and the medium to bring together diverse audiences through innovative choreography, community collaboration and artistic leadership development. Founded by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar in 1984, UBW “seeks to bring the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance.” Working with UBW-affiliated artists, YDT dancers will learn UBW’s unique methods of using dance as a means for social engagement, centering on seminal work from the company’s repertory.

The culmination of their work will occur in two performances on Wednesday April 12th, at 6:00pm and 8:00pm in the Crescent Underground Theatre in the Morse/Stiles Residential Colleges.

Cosponsored by: Theater Studies/Dance Studies curriculum, Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration, Alliance for Dance at Yale, Pierson College, Public Humanities, African American Studies curriculum, and Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, with support from the Arts Discretionary Fund in Yale College.
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About the Artists
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.

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Wednesday, April 12th at 6pm & 8pm

Websites: Visit Yale Dance Theater's website, Register
Open to: General public
Admission: Free but register in advance
Instructions: Reserve free tickets through YaleDramaCoalition.org
Sponsor: Theater Studies Program
Contact Information: Theater Studies Program, may.brantley@yale.edu, 203-432-1310

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