Home Grown: Far and Near: Dance Diaspora Collective and Top Girls

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, Leslie and Clinton spend time with two great guests. First, we welcome New York curator and choreographer Rashida Bumbray (speaking by phone from the Overcrowded Overpriced Apple). She and her group, The Dance Diaspora Collective have partnered with Dancing While Black to bring their latest work RUN MARY RUN to UVA. RUN MARY RUN utilizes a dance form created by enslaved African Americans called “the Ring Shout,” Bumbray takes 15 minutes out of her rehearsal to talk about how she mixes this old form with modern elements. Then we’re lucky to have the cast and director of Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls, Live Arts Theatre‘s next play. Gretchen York, Jess Kristensen, Claire Chandler, and director Betsy Tucker chime in on their processes, the issues of the play, and how Churchill’s Thatcher-inspired 80s play is still relevant today. You can always hear artists talking about their art here on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

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