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Bold and Innovate Dance

2/28/2018, 10:33 a.m.
A celebrated dance group known for their power and humor in addressing gender identity and racial inequality will perform three ...
The bold and innovative dance group Urban Bush Women will perform, Thursday through Saturday, March 1-3 at 8 p.m. at the Newmark Theater, downtown, in addition to a special community workshop on Saturday, March 3 at 1 p.m. at the June Key Delta Community Center, 5940 N. Albina Ave.

A celebrated dance group known for their power and humor in addressing gender identity and racial inequality will perform three shows in downtown Portland this week and attend a special community workshop on Saturday with a local African American sorority.

Urban Bush Women has been creating groundbreaking work rooted in a female-centric perspective for more than 33 years. The group’s return visit to Portland, sponsored by White Bird, will include their latest evening-length work “Hair and Other Stories” scheduled for the Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, Thursday through Saturday, March 1-3.

The company will front the special community workshop “Hair Party,” combining conversation with movement, on Saturday, March 3 at 1 p.m. at the June Key Delta Community Center, 5940 N. Albina Ave. A $10 fee for the workshop will support Roosevelt High School’s Black Girl Magic Club. To reserve a place and more information, email Renee Mitchell at create.artfully@yahoo.com.