Hartsville community invited to dance with Urban Bush Women

Coker College Dance invites members of the Hartsville community to participate in “Are We Democracy?,” a residency program by Urban Bush Women being presented the week of Sept. 24. UBW uses dance to bring attention to the stories and experiences of disenfranchised people. The Brooklyn-based dance company has developed numerous institutes, workshops and residency programs to promote social justice and encourage civic engagement.

Participants with or without dance training are encouraged to join in.

“UBW’s residency here will not only build community, it will encourage everyone to get involved and be an active part of the democratic process,” said Associate Professor of Dance Angela Gallo. “We really want a lot of people to participate in the project – from all walks of life—old, young, in between, all cultural and ethnic backgrounds.”

The residency will culminate in a public presentation Sept. 29. For more information, read the complete article or contact Gallo at (843) 383-8381 or agallo@coker.edu.

Via: Coker College

Photo: Urban Bush Women in “Hair Stories.” Photo by Jennifer Lester.


Related article: The performance and residency of the Urban Bush Women is funded, in part, by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment of the Arts. Coker College was one of seven S.C. presenting organizations to receive fee support to present artists from other states.