By a Hair

Art has the remarkable ability to give voices to the voiceless. Since 1984, the Urban Bush Women have spread untold stories of disenfranchised communities through the universal language of dance. The Brooklyn-based troupe has toured across the country and around the world engaging audiences on subjects of race, gender, and economic inequality, while simultaneously fostering women choreographers of color. On February 16 and 17, UBW will bring its latest work, Hair and Other Stories, to the Kravis Center Rinker Playhouse. This full-length presentation examines issues intrinsic to the black experience as manifested in movement and personal narratives. Developed with help from comedy writer Keisha Zollar, Hair tackles concepts like the natural hair movement with an acute sense of self, including a look at “Hair Hell Moments” as endured on a cramped elevator. Those who want to learn more about UBW and its mission can attend a post-performance talk on February 16, led by photographer and former New York City Ballet dancer Steven Caras. West Palm Beach (561-832-7469,


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