UBW is invested in becoming a Choreographic Center or adding a Choreographic Center component of its work to support the development of women choreographers of color, whose voices are not as prominent as they should be.
The UBW Choreographic Center is an extension of the UBW mission and will be rooted in UBW core values. It will take a two-pronged approach – supporting the individual choreographer and bringing about systemic change in the field of dance.
UBW has identified several areas where the organization is best equipped to intervene over the next 10-15 years to improve the working conditions of women choreographers of color which include:
• Peer and mentor based reflection and learning communities
• Research and development residencies to advance the creation of new work
• Advocacy and influence to enhance exposure and connection to the field
• Contextual support
• Curriculum development for experimental choreography rooted in identity, culture and issue/social justice based origins
• Platforms for dialogue, reflection and presentation
The UBW Choreographic Center is not a physical space but will be activated through strategic alliances with individuals and institutions across the U.S.