Oakland-based contemporary dance theater company
Sarah Bush Dance Project creates and presents multimedia dance theater through innovative artistry and community interaction. SBDP creates art that reminds audiences of the power and compassion in ourselves and others, bolstering a resilient hope for humanity.
Our 16th year!
2023 will likely see the company’s return to producing a full-length show (or two!) from our repertory as well as the development of exciting new works. As we increase artist pay and expand to more stages and audiences, having your continued energetic and financial support will be vital and deeply appreciated.
“transformative dance that speaks so clearly to pressing social and environmental issues without ever sacrificing the beauty and daring of the choreography or the breathtaking performance”
Since 2007, Sarah Bush Dance Project has produced five critically acclaimed repertory shows in the Bay Area: Home, Rocked by Women, This Land, Spirit & Bones, and Un-Changing Nature.
The SF Chronicle said of our sold-out Spirit & Bones premiere, “Dance makers want to reflect the zeitgeist in their productions. But every so often the planets align, and a long-planned work ends up tapping the cultural climate so aptly that it doubles as a rallying cry.” Of the outdoor landscape series, This Land, the Huffington Post said, “the drama of Bush’s highly charged movement is meant to renew our sense of self, our sense of place and community.” The SF Bay Guardian reviewed Rocked by Women, a coming of age story honoring the history of women’s music, as “a weighty yet explosive expression of the power of an indomitable spirit and embracing courage.” A Homeward audience member reflected, “Homeward stirred memories and longings for relationship, for meaning, for home. Such a feast of choreography.”
— KQED Arts
— SF Chronicle
“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
Movement & Performance Consultants: Dominique Hargrove and Elyse Selvarajah
Videography and Music: Be Steadwell