Since Urban Bush Women (UBW) burst onto the dance scene in 1984, the company has made an indelible mark on the field (and beyond) with bold, innovative and demanding works that challenge long-held assumptions about the power of dance.
NC State LIVE brings UBW to campus to present their latest work, Hair and Other Stories, on Tuesday, February 9, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. in Stewart Theatre with an after-party at 9:30 p.m. The UBW ensemble has created a striking dance/theatre work that highlights the beauty and strength of the human spirit. Hair and Other Stories uses humor, music and their powerful movement to explore self-image, race and gender inequality – all through the lens of hair, primarily that of African-American women. Deftly combining athleticism with intellect, the dancers gracefully pull the audience into the conversation. They invite you into their living rooms, their kitchens, their salons, and you can’t help but accept.
Want to know more about what inspires Urban Bush Women and how that inspiration gets translated into dance? Arrive early for a pre-show talk with members of the company. The talk begins at 7:00 p.m. in Talley Student Union, Room 3222.
Please join NC State LIVE in the theatre lobby after the performance for dancing, refreshments and an opportunity to share your own hair story with Wolf Tales.
- Learn more at go.ncsu.edu/UBW.