The University of Iowa
Urban Bush Women, Hair & Other Stories
©James Morgan Owens

Urban Bush Women

Hair & Other Stories

Presented by
ADULT: $45 | $35 | $25
COLLEGE STUDENT: $40 | $10 | $10
YOUTH: $22 | $10 | $10
Saturday, September 21, 2019, 7:30 pm

Drawn from personal and public narratives centered on individual identity in a collective culture, Hair & Other Stories investigates issues of body image, race, gender identity, economic inequity, and more. With humor, poignancy, and thoughtfulness, Urban Bush Women—a stirring contemporary dance company committed to pushing the boundaries of storytelling through spoken word, movement, and singing—enacts the everyday pursuit of the extraordinary.

Join the cast for a talkback and discussion in the Stanley Café immediately following the conclusion of the performance.

Urban Bush Women will also create work for the UI Department of Dance’s Dance Gala, In Motion, which will be presented on the Hancher stage on November 15 and 16, 2019.


Event Partners:
Everybody’s Whole Foods


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Urban Bush Women catalysed, visualized, and mesmerized with their show “Hair, and Other Stories” at Hancher.
The Daily Iowan - Sunday, September 22, 2019

With their performance entitled Hair, and Other Stories, on Sept. 21 at Hancher Auditorium, Urban Bush Women brought challenges to the forefront of the stage, leaving an experience that can only be summarized by an expression: to each their own.

Urban Bush Women have grown out 'HairStories' since 2001
Iowa City Press-Citizen - Friday, September 20, 2019

Set to appear in Hancher Auditorium on Saturday, Sept.

Hair & Other Stories: Hancher & the AAMI Present Urban Bush Women
The Iowa Source - Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Drawn from personal and public narratives centered on individual identity in a collective culture, Hair & Other Stories will be presented at Hancher Auditorium on Saturday, September 12, investigating issues of body image, race, gender identity, and economic inequity.

Urban Bush Women to explore issues of body image, race and gender in Hancher performance, dance workshop
Little Village Magazine - Friday, September 6, 2019

Hair & Other Stories, which focuses in on the experiences of black women — including those of body image, gender identity, sexism and economic inequity — with spoken word, dance, movement and song.

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