PRESENTS WHITE BIRD UNCAGED 2017-18
HAIR AND OTHER STORIES
In 2001, White Bird introduced Urban Bush Women with Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s humorous and poignant Hair Stories. Hair and Other Stories is a brand new multidisciplinary work that addresses matters of race, gender, identity and economic inequality through the lens of hair, primarily that of African American women. Harking back to the original Hair Stories, this exciting work with a new director is certain to be just as memorable.
-Urban Bush Women are based out of Brooklyn, New York
-Hair and Other Stories is also known as Hair 3.3
-Jazz music has always sparked Jawole’s creativity—the company’s name was inspired by a jazz album named Urban Bushmen.
-Urban Bush Women cites the importance of projecting the voices of the under-heard and people of color and bringing attention to and addressing issues of equity in the dance field and -throughout the United States
-To identify as an Urban Bush Woman is to use any or all of the following adjectives to describe yourself: bold, fierce, athletic, strong, honest, inquisitive, determined, artistic, and hopeful.