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Signature Artists at The Bay: Urban Bush Women: Performance & Workshop

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Signature Artists at The Bay: Urban Bush Women: Performance & Workshop

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Signature Artists at The Bay: Urban Bush Women: Performance & Workshop

Saturday, May 11


Join 2024 artists in residence from Urban Bush Women (Jaimé Yawa Dzandu, Kentoria Earle, Love Muwwakkill, Mikaila Ware) as they perform an excerpt from Haint Blu followed by a collaborative performance developed with community artists from Sarasota Contemporary Dance, CreArte Latino, and more.

 Haint Blu is an ensemble dance-theater work seeped in memory and magic. Known as the color that Southern families paint their front porches to ward off bad spirits, Haint Blu uses performance as a center and source of healing, taking us through movement into stillness and rest: remembering, reclaiming, releasing, and restoring. It is an embodied look into familial lines and the movements, histories and stories of our elders and ancestors. It reflects on what has been lost across generations and what can be recovered. Haint Blu takes us to the magical place where spirits share their legacies journey onward, and leave the thick residue of their knowing behind.

After the performance, stay for a special Dance for Every Body Workshop. This movement jam/dance class embraces the ideas that each individual has a unique and powerful contribution to make, and that our bodies are a powerful source of agency. The goal is for “every body” to find their level of challenge and comfort and partake according to their abilities, and to appreciate the groups’ diversity as an attribute to their community. This is a movement class designed for the community so no prior dance experience is needed. Participants explore UBW’s technique with close attention to the use of breath, weight, call and response and polyrhythm.

Tips for an enjoyable visit:

The Bay park address is 1055 Blvd of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236.

Free public parking is located along Blvd of Arts, Van Wezel way, in front of the Van Wezel, and in front of the Blue Pagoda (655 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota). Please avoid parking in designated Sarasota Orchestra parking areas.

Some events attract large crowds: Arrive early, be kind, and please be patient.

Keep pets on a leash.

This event will take place rain or shine.

Location changes or cancellations will be posted on Facebook, Eventbrite and on The Bay website approximately an hour before start time as the weather changes quickly.


May 11
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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1055 Blvd of the Arts
Sarasota, Florida 34236
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