June 2008 Issue
by Heather Gilligan
“I’ve been a choreographer and dancer basically my whole life. I started dancing at 3. It’s all I’ve ever known and done,” says Sarah Bush, the founder and choreographer of the Sarah Bush Dance Project, based in San Francisco. Bush initially trained in modern dance but found herself fascinated with popular forms—especially hip-hop—when she moved from Salt Lake City to the Bay Area in the 1990s.
Founding her own company, which she began in San Francisco in the late ’90s, was a way for her to realize her unique vision. “I always want to satisfy both parts of me. That modern dance sort of academic, intellectual, structured self, and this pop, commercial-energy, sexuality side of me too.” She sees her company as the fusion of two dance worlds and says it’s a challenge to find dancers who work well in both modern and popular forms. So Bush frequently trains troupe members herself until they can move fluidly between the different modes she uses in her choreography…
read the full article: Sarah Bush Curve Magazine June 2008