Urban Bush Women
Celebrating a momentous 36th anniversary during an unprecedented year, Urban Bush Women (UBW), a Brooklyn-based performance ensemble and dance company under the artistic direction of Chanon Judson and Samantha Speis, will present the sole live performances during Duke Performances’ fall season: a new Artist Journal, the company’s virtual adaptation of its presentation format that mixes informal performance, audience interaction, conversation, and a dance party. Through the Artist Journal, the company shares its creative and research-driven process that explores the healing, remembering, and visioning essential to people of the African diaspora. By choosing one of two participatory experiences within this live event, audiences will have the opportunity to forge new connections to the company’s long history of cultural organizing and civic engagement through compelling storytelling, vibrant musicality, and dynamic choreography with “triple-threat performers who dance, sing and act with a sometimes searing sense of truthfulness” (The New York Times).
F 8 p.m., Sa 1 p.m.