New York City
Throughout 27 years of Urban Bush Women , Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and her company have worked to bring the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance and to serve the greater struggle for human rights. This program is focused on social commentary, resistance and protest, presenting an opportunity to move effectively toward the future by recognizing what we have gained from our own personal stories.
The performance will begin with the solo Give Your Hands to Struggle. Next witness Women’s Resistance, an excerpt from Les escailles de la memoire which has only been performed in New York City once before. The performance will close with the cult fan favorite Walking with Pearl… Southern Diaries. Special guests include Somi & Carl Hancock Rux.
Harlem Stage has presented Jawole and UBW for twenty years in many different iterations, including commissioned work and major new works as partners or presenters. Jawole is currently being commissioned under Harlem Stage’s WaterWorks program for a work she is creating with Nora Chipaumire titled visible.