Urban Bush Women: Walking with ’Trane
Friday, March 3, 2017 at 8:00pm
$28 general public; $26 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students, youth under 18
Pre-performance discussion and reception at 7:15pm facilitated by DanceLink Fellowship recipient Luisa Donovan '18 in the South Gallery of Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery. The current exhibition will be open special hours, from 6pm to 7:45pm.
"Zollar and her troupe plumb the structure of bebop and modal music in 'Trane's saxophone solos."
--The Village Voice
Urban Bush Women returns to Wesleyan with the Connecticut premiere of Walking with 'Trane (2015), an ethereal investigation conjuring the essence of John Coltrane, inspired by the musical life and spiritual journey of the famed jazz saxophonist. Choreographed by founder and Artistic Director Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Associate Artistic Director Samantha Speis, and Dramaturg Talvin Wilks in collaboration with the company, the work is set to live music by composers George Caldwell and Philip White, inspired by Mr. Coltrane’s "A Love Supreme" and other works.