Urban Bush Women: Haint Blu | April 19-22
Co-Presented with MASS MoCA & Williams College
After a multi-year developmental process working in collaboration with communities, artists, and presenters in Miami, Martha’s Vineyard, New Orleans, New York, and our own North Adams, Urban Bush Women returns to MASS MoCA with its newest artistic endeavor for a site-responsive performance in the galleries and throughout the museum campus.
Taking its title from the color that Southern families paint their front porches to ward off bad spirits, Haint Blu uses performance as a center and source of healing, taking us through movement into stillness and rest: remembering, reclaiming, releasing, and restoring. Haint Blu is an embodied look into familial lines and the movements, histories, and stories of our elders and ancestors. It reflects on what has been lost across generations and what can be recovered.
This program is co-presented by MASS MoCA, Jacob’s Pillow Dance, and the Williams College Department of Dance with support from the Irene Hunter Fund for Dance.
Mass MoCA & Williams College Co-Presentation:
Urban Bush Women: Haint Blu
At MASS MoCA: Apr 19 - Apr 22