Dance Professor Emerita Secures Grant to Bring Urban Bush Women to Brockport

Jacquie Davis received a grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation for $12,000 to assist in covering the costs associated with bringing Urban Bush Women to campus from September 11-18, 2022, for students, the campus community, and the community at large to enjoy.

Urban Bush Women seeks to bring untold and under-told stories to light through dance from a woman-centered perspective. It is a sought after dance group and Davis was able to secure a residency for Brockport with funds from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and other funding sources. In addition to the performances by Urban Bush women held at the campus, they also conducted a post-show discussion and taught four classes to students in the Department of Dance. Urban Bush Women, as part of this agreement, will provide additional activities in Buffalo, NY, with dates to be announced.

The grant will be administered by The Research Foundation for SUNY at SUNY Brockport.

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Posted: September 29, 2022