Urban Bush Women: Movement Workshop
Classes & Workshops
Urban Bush Women

Movement Workshop

Mindful Bodies & Reflective Practices
January 19, 2022

This event occurred as part of the 21/22 Classes & Workshops season. This is an archived view.

The groundbreaking company leads a movement workshop using its unique BOLD approach: Builders, Organizers & Leaders through Dance.

21/22 Classes & Workshops

2021/22 Artist-in-Residence

Led by BOLD facilitator Jaime Yawa Dzandu, this participatory workshop focuses on self-care, rejuvenation and (re)constructing healthful images of ourselves and our communities. The workshop brings out and affirms the existing wisdom of the group, fostering resource exchange and building community. Offering simple tools for reinhabiting our bodies and reinforcing holism from the inside out, we bring ourselves to balance, thereby bringing our families and communities to balance as well. 

No prior dance experience is necessary—just willingness to move and exhale! Please wear clothing you can move freely in.

This workshop is offered in partnership with the Office of Pluralism & Leadership and Dartmouth's Black Legacy Month.

Jaimé Yawa Dzandu is a spiritualist, movement artist, choreographer, educator and community organizer with roots from Hampton, Virginia and Wusuta Dzigbe, Ghana West Africa. As a choreographer she creates participatory art-based experiences, rooted in an African Diasporic experimental movement practice. Her choreographic work reflects the sacred in performance, exploring healing through dance, the complexities of black womanhood, lineage and race. She has presented her choreographic works at 92nd Street Y, Movement Research, New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, Bushwick Starr, National Black Theatre, BAAD!, Brooklyn Arts Exchange and Gibney Dance. She is a proud recipient of 2017-2018 Angela's Pulse Dancing While Black Fellowship. She is committed to holding space for youth, facilitating a learning environment of self discovery, restoration, creativity, and tenderness through dance for over a decade. She collaborates with a range of artists, who explore performance at the center and edges of dance, theater and ritual. She holds a BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University and resides on Munsee Lenape Land (Brooklyn, New York).

About BOLD

Leveraging dance as a catalyst for social change and consistently seeking the broadest range of engagement possible has led UBW to train rigorously in dialogue facilitation, analyzing racism and its manifestations in group dynamics, and in the field of brain compatible dance education.

BOLD is Urban Bush Women's unique community engagement approach to facilitating a dialogue within an organization. The company facilitates multiple workshop possibilities for a variety of different groups and contexts from dance studio to board retreat, using a unique blend of dialogue and movement.

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