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Urban Bush Women: Twenty Years of African American Dance Theater, Community Engagement, and Working It Out by George-Graves, Nadine
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Urban Bush Women: Twenty Years of African American Dance Theater, Community Engagement, and Working It Out

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Provocative, moving, powerful, explicit, strong, unapologetic. These are a few words that have been used to describe the groundbreaking Brooklyn-based dance troupe Urban Bush Women. Their unique aesthetic borrows from classical and contemporary dance techniques and theater characterization exercises, incorporates breath and vocalization, and employs space and movement to instill their performances with emotion and purpose. Urban Bush Women concerts are also deeply rooted in community activism, using socially conscious performances in places around the country-from the Kennedy Center, the Lincoln Center, and the Joyce, to community centers and school auditoriums-to inspire audience members to engage in neighborhood change and challenge stereotypes of gender, race, and class.
Nadine George-Graves presents a comprehensive history of Urban Bush Women since their founding in 1984. She analyzes their complex work, drawing on interviews with current and former dancers and her own observation of and participation in Urban Bush Women rehearsals. This illustrated book captures the grace and power of the dancers in motion and provides an absorbing look at an innovative company that continues to raise the bar for socially conscious dance.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: George-Graves, Nadine
Published: 07/08/2010
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299235543
Pages: 230
Weight: 0.76lbs
Size: 9.44h x 6.84w x 0.71d
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Color: Blue, Purple, White
Size: 20, 24
Material: 100% Polyester
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