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Haint Blu

This event has already taken place.June 13 – 16, 18, 7:30 – 9:30 pm.
Urban Bush Women_Haint Blu_Photo by Hayim Heron_Graphic by Makeda Smith EB

Conception, Creation, Direction, & Choreography by UBW Co-Artistic Directors Chanon Judson & Mame Diarra Speis. 

Haint Blu is an ensemble dance-theater work seeped in memory and magic. Known as 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. It 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. Haint Blu takes us to the magical place where spirits share their legacies, journey onward, and leave the thick residue of their knowing behind.