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In honor of its 10th anniversary season Sarah Bush Dance Project presents, Homeward.
New work explores the ideal of home — safe, solid, reliable, personal — and then, just like that, it can be gone. You have time to grab one suitcase; what do you put inside?
Performed by Julie Crothers, Clarissa Dyas, Sue Li Jue, Joan Lazarus, Jeni Leary, with Rose Huey and Sarah Bush. Choreography by Sarah Bush. Lighting design by Linda Baumgardner.
Join us for this evening-length work. SBDP fills the rooms of Shawl-Anderson Dance Center with a performance about the variety and emotional complexity of the places and states we call home. With humor, tenderness and grace, this inter-generational cast of Bay Area beloveds embodies members of a family, revisiting the original choreography alongside new pieces and adaptations. Join SBDP this holiday season on a journey that explores the intersections of home as self, a place, a feeling, something remembered, longed for, or imagined.
“Homeward is an intriguing, heartfelt look at human connections and the ways people feel at home; it left the audience thinking about its own versions of home long after they left the studio.”
— The Daily Californian
- Say YES! - Dear SBDP Family, Thank you to all my friends, family and peers for coming out to Homeward! Thank you to all of you who have joined me in these first 10 years of the company! Please consider becoming a donor or renewing your pledge of support. Say YES to bringing more dance to more audiences …
- 4 tickets just became available for tonight’s show of Homeward - Four “last minute” $20 tickets to Homeward – 7pm tonight Sunday Dec 17th – available online now!
- Dance Review ‘Homeward’ – The Daily Californian - “Homeward” is an intriguing, heartfelt look at human connections and the ways people feel at home; it left the audience thinking about its own versions of home long after they left the studio.
Sarah Bush Dance Project (SBDP) is a contemporary dance company based in Oakland, CA. SBDP formed in 2007 to promote innovative artistry, community interaction and feminist ideals through the creation and presentation of multimedia dance, as interpreted by the artistic work and vision of Sarah Bush.
danced with controlled abandon”
— KQED Arts
“exuberant and visceral choreography”
— SF Chronicle/ SF Gate
Early press deemed Bush:
“A force to be reckoned with” (SF Chronicle)
“A modern dance bellwether” (SF Weekly)
and later gave critical acclaim for Rocked By Women:
“a monumental work” (The Huffington Post)
“a weighty yet explosive expression of the power of an indomitable spirit and embracing courage” (SF Bay Guardian)
SBDP’s 2016 project This Land brought together two great sources of inspiration: Art and Nature. In This Land Oakland, SBDP called us back to this incredible landscape of Oakland, from the developed and designed to its watery edges, enchanted redwoods and scenic hills.
“Against these spectacular, constantly shifting backdrops, infiltrated by ambient sounds and intentional music, the drama of Bush’s highly charged movement is meant to renew our sense of self, our sense of place and community.”
– The Huffington Post