Dance for Every Body: A Workshop with Urban Bush Women

Dance for Every Body: A Workshop with Urban Bush Women [SOLD OUT]

Friday, February 9, 2024 at 4:30pm
Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio, 247 Pine Street, Middletown

FREE! Registration required.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is now full.

This 90-minute movement jam/dance class led by members of the Brooklyn, New York-based performance ensemble Urban Bush Women embraces the ideas that each individual has a unique and powerful contribution to make, and that our bodies are a powerful source of agency. The goal is for “every body” to find their level of challenge and comfort and partake according to their abilities, and to appreciate the groups’ diversity as an attribute to their community. This is a movement class designed for the community so no prior dance experience is needed. Participants explore the dance company’s technique with close attention to the use of breath, weight, call and response, and polyrhythm.

Members of Urban Bush Women taught Wesleyan students choreography during the “Common Moment” in August 2023. Read Wesleyan’s Newest Class Shares a ‘Common Moment’ with Collaborative Dance Experience in The Wesleyan Connection

Wesleyan has a long-standing relationship with Urban Bush Women and the company’s founder Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, including residencies and performances, as well as the company being one of the partnering organizations for the University’s Embodying Antiracism Initiative.