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photo by Hayim Heron

ABOUT THE GRANT

  • $31,450 to support Hair & Other Stories (MAP 2017)
  • $6,896 to general operating support for Urban Bush Women

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Hair & Other Stories, a reimagining of the 2001 Urban Bush Women (UBW) work HairStories, is a dance/theater work that explores co-creation between the UBW Company and audiences. Together they construct a live experience that includes processional performance from imagined or real spaces, such as the living room, kitchen, beauty shop and barber shop, to elicit conversations between and among the performers and audience members around the subjects of self-image, race, and gender inequality through the lens of hair, primarily that of African-American women.


LEAD ARTISTS

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar / Urban Bush Women