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
- Sold Out – Homeward all shows. Tix possibly available night-of, at venue - Wow, all four nights of Homeward have sold out! Thank you so much! For those who didn’t get tickets but have flexible schedules, it could still be worth a trip to Rockridge/Claremont neighborhood this weekend. During our Opening Weekend, we had a couple attendees with extra tickets, which meant other folks who showed up that …
- SF Chronicle “Up Front” feature - Sarah Bush Dance Project explores the concept of home — literally By Maxine Marshall | December 6, 2017 Sarah Bush Dance Project celebrates its 10th anniversary season with “Homeward,” a one-hour performance that considers the idea of home — both emotional and physical — with a multigenerational cast of dancers. “Homeward” is derived from “Home,” …
- Berkeleyside – The It List - The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley, weekend of Dec. 8-10 By Lance Knobel | Dec. 8, 2017, 3:03 p.m. [excerpt from full article] HOMEWARD The world premiere of choreographer Sarah Bush’s Homeward opens on Saturday at the Shawl-Anderson Dance Center. Homeward focuses on the different meanings of the concept of “home” and …
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