Urban Bush Women/Jant-Bi

When
Event has passed (Thu Apr 3, 2008 - Sat Apr 5, 2008)
Where
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
Time
8pm
Cost
$0.00
Tags
Dance, Jazz Dance, Modern Dance
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Description

This unique project is setting the performance world abuzz for bringing together African and African-American dance companies—one all-male and one all-female—and two powerhouse female choreographers. Germaine Acogny, hailed as the “mother of contemporary African dance,” explores the role of community in forming identity with Brooklyn-based, BESSIE Award–winning choreographer, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, of Urban Bush Women. Acogny’s all-male troupe, Jant-Bi, performed Fagaala at YBCA in 2005 to widespread acclaim. Urban Bush Women has, since 1984, brought the stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance inspired by African-American traditions. Don’t miss the San Francisco premiere of Beauty of Little Things, in which artists from Africa collaborate with the children of the Diaspora on a work that explores the crossroads between culture and ethnicity, history and modernity.

Location

location
  1. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
    701 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA