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Thu May 19, 2011
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar Mines KC Memories in New Choreography
Choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar was born and raised in Kansas City. But it was in New York City that she founded Urban Bush Women, a dance company known for its exuberant and political mash-ups of everything from modern dance to African to hip hop.
By Sylvia Maria Gross
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jawole Willa Jo Zollar is back in town this month, working with an international cast on a new piece about migration and immigration. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross caught up with Zollar just before a rehearsal to find out how a visit to her hometown is shaping the dance.
A free public showing of visible, a work in progress, will be presented at the Leedy-Voulkos Gallery tonight (May 20, 2011) at 7pm as part of the America: Now and Here
series of events.