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.
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.