Dance

Urban Bush Women

When: Sat., Oct. 17, 8 p.m. 2015

Founded in 1984 by Missouri native Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, the Brooklyn-based troupe Urban Bush Women has employed contemporary dance as a medium to explore subjects ranging from the Gnawa musical traditions of Morocco to the work of African-American activist W.E.B. Dubois. Known for its dedication to issues surrounding social justice and the African diaspora, UBW — which has performed on five continents and earned accolades from the National Endowment for the Arts, the U.S. Department of State and the Bessie Awards — lands in SA as part of the Carver Community Cultural Center’s 2015-2016 season.