Urban Bush Women and Junebug Productions with support from the Contemporary Arts Center's Performance Support Program presents Urban Bush Women and Voices from the Bush with Special Guests Sunni Patterson, Craig Harris, and Rhodessa Jones.
Urban Bush Women and Voices from the Bush is a multi-disciplinary performance inspired by Urban Bush Women’s 30th Anniversary program that highlights the company’s 30-year repertory featuring excerpts from Women’s Resistance, Shelter, and more. The performance kicks off Urban Bush Women’s annual Summer Leadership Institute (SLI), a 10-day gathering of artists and activists who will dance, sweat, think, build, and devise innovative responses to the question being asked all across this country—How do we institutionalize the notion that Black Lives Matter?
"This year’s SLI theme, "We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest: Organizing for Racial Equity," is inspired by the great Civil Rights organizer Ella Jo Baker and Michelle Alexander’s book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness."
The performance has been curated around this year’s theme and also features performances by Sunni Patterson, Rhodessa Jones, Craig Harris, Maritza Mercado-Narcisse, Shamar Watt, Vincent Thomas, Maria Bauman, Marguerite Hemmings and a short film directed by Jason Foster featuring A Scribe Called Quess?
Additional information can be found at www.urbanbushwomen.org.