Urban Bush Women At The Rialto Center For The Arts

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Urban Bush Women At The Rialto Center For The Arts

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CORE is proud to partner with the Rialto Center for the Arts in the presentation of Urban Bush Women. Tickets: $40 – $66 Students half-price in advance (call the Rialto Box Office) Purchase tickets online or call the Rialto Box Office 404-413-9TIX Parking: FREE with validation Power in Movement: Celebrating 30 Years Bold. Demanding. Unapologetically raw. These are just a few of the terms used to describe Urban Bush Women, who since 1984 have used movement as a movement, their art confronting social issues and imploring civic action. The company, founded by acclaimed director Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, exist to challenge identity politics and freedom of expression. Their tapestry weaves contemporary sounds and movements through the history and spiritual traditions of the Diaspora, illuminating the common threads of struggle, suffering, soul, and the bittersweet joy of survival. The presentation of Walking with ‘Trane: Chapter 2 by Urban Bush Women was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts. This performance is funded, in part, by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Georgia Council for the Arts.The presentation of Walking with ‘Trane: Chapter 2 by Urban Bush Women was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Since Urban Bush Women (UBW) burst onto the dance scene in 1984, the company has made an indelible mark on the field with bold, innovative, demanding and exciting works that challenge long-held assumptions about women, people of color, body types, styles of movement, society, history and appropriate content for the stage. The company weaves contemporary dance, music, and text with the history, culture, and spiritual traditions of African-Americans and the African Diaspora, exploring the transformation of struggle and suffering into the bittersweet joy of survival. Jawole Willa Jo Zollar founded Urban Bush Women in 1984 after moving to New York City to study with Dianne McIntyre. Zollar is a 2008 United States Artist Wynn Fellow and recently-appointed Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. She was born and raised in Kansas City, MO, and trained with Joseph Stevenson, a student of the legendary Katherine Dunham. Zollar received a B.A. in dance from the University of Missouri at Kansas City and an M.F.A. in dance from Florida State University. Under Zollar’s artistic direction, UBW performs annually in New York City and has toured throughout the United States and in Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America. CORE is a long-time partner with the Rialto Center for the Arts and is proud to support their work in presenting world-class dance and connecting with the metro-Atlanta community. Parking: Complimentary validated parking is available for all Rialto Series performances at the Equitable parking deck on the corner of Williams and Fairlie streets. Please bring your parking ticket to the Rialto lobby for validation. Public Transportation: Take the North/South line to the Peachtree Center station. Follow the signs that direct you to Ellis Street and the Atlanta Public Library. Exit at Peachtree Street South. Walk south on Forsyth past the Atlanta-Fulton County Central Library. The Rialto is approximately two blocks down on the right. http://rialto.gsu.edu/visit/

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