Join us for a public conversation with Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, award-winning founder and artistic director of the acclaimed Urban Bush Women. Unflinching, provocative, and truth-telling, Zollar is celebrating her 25th anniversary as one of the most important artists and social agents of our generation. Jawole will discuss her project Zollar: Uncensored, a retrospective and evocative journey of Jawole's creative history from 1984 to the present that speak to her early investigations into eroticism, sensuality and reclaiming the broken parts of the self after trauma. She will also examine and pay tribute to two important choreographers that have shaped her work: Katherine Dunham and Pearl Primus.
Presented as part of the U of M Dance Program Symposium "Continuously Rich: Black Women and Cultural Production, Thu, Oct 21 - Sat, Octr 23 dance.umn.edu.
Northrop Concerts and Lectures is a fiscal year 2010 recipient of an Arts Access grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This performance is funded, in part, by the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. Funding is provided in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and private funders. Additional funding for the presentation of Urban Bush Women is provided in part by a grant from the Carolyn Foundation. This performance is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts' "American Masterpieces: Presenting" initiative.
Presented with support from the U of M Office for Equity and Diversity, the Givens Foundation for African American Literature, U of M Bookstore, KFAI Radio Without Boundaries|90.3 FM, U of M Institute for Advanced Study, U of M Urban Research and Outreach Engagement Center (UROC), U of M Department of Dance and the U of M Women's Center.
Northrop Dance presents Urban Bush Women's Zollar: Uncensored on Sun, Oct 24, 7pm, Ted Mann Concert Hall.