Sarah Bush Dance Project is a contemporary dance company based in Oakland, California.
The Year Ahead – Ready to Work - I am fired up. I have been sad. I feel the remnant weights of loss. I have felt small and quiet. And, I am fired up. I am excited to create. Maybe every time period feels like it's the one most desperately in need of art, but it does seem urgent and important now.
danced with controlled abandon”
Sarah Bush Dance Project (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.
— 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 latest project This Land brings together two great sources of inspiration: Art and Nature. In This Land Oakland, SBDP calls 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
KQED Arts feature video of This Land Oakland
CORE VALUES: Feminism, Diversity, Excellence, Authenticity, Accessibility, Empowerment, Versatility, Innovation