All-female black dance company founded by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar in New York in 1984. Zollar's politically outspoken choreography draws on the folk traditions of the African diaspora as well as on the music and dance of modern American black culture. The company's productions tackle tough subject-matter, including racism, abortion, and the disenfranchisement of black American women. A list of its works includes Anarchy, Wild Women, and Dinah (1986), Heat (1988), Praise House (1990), and Bones and Ash: A Gilda Story (mus. Toshi Reagon, 1995), and the Bessie Award-winning Walking with Pearl…Southern Diaries (2005), based on the life of Pearl Primus.
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