Empowerment Through Art – Support SBDP This Season
Whether you’ve taken Sarah’s dance classes, attended a community event featuring the SBDP expressive dancers, or witnessed our highly acclaimed show Rocked By Women, you’ve seen the power of SBDP’s creative exploration and impact. We invite you to join Sarah Bush Dance Project’s commitment to empowerment through art with a direct contribution to the company or a tax-deductible donation through our fiscal sponsor Dance Brigade.
If you have already made a donation to SBDP in 2012, thank you. If not, there is still time to make a donation and deduct it from your 2012 taxes.
We take this time to reflect on the year and also invite you to share in upcoming celebrations of dance & gratitude with Sarah Bush Dance Project.
We are proud of our accomplishments this past year!
- Growing the SBDP team to include new dancers, Administrator Brittany Delany and Web Manager Lisa Harding.
- 24 performances around the Bay Area at festivals, choreographer showcases, special events, churches and community fundraisers including:
- “Transforming” at Dance For Another Day
- “In The Trees” as part of Dance Anywhere
- 130 classes taught this year at The Beat, New Style Motherlode, Embarcadero YMCA, and hosting events as part of Bay Area National Dance Week.
Dancers: Juliann Witt, Natalie Aceves, Joanna Gartner
Girls Reclaiming Revolutionary Recreational Learning (GRRRL) invited Sarah Bush to participate in their Powerful Poster Project, with the goal to combat harmful media images by creating a series of posters for girls to hang on their walls and look at every day that says they are strong, powerful, and smart. GRRRL empowers girls ages 6-12, of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds through sports, as well as health, leadership, and social justice education.
Sarah Bush Dance Project shares GRRRL’s mission of creating images of strength, leadership and inspiration for young women and girls.
Looking Ahead to 2013 and Beyond:
With new dancers and creative collaborators on board, there is exciting momentum fueling the evolution of Rocked By Women, the multi-media performance which explores and celebrates the social and political history of female musicians of yesterday and today, the ways they have sustained and influenced feminist movements, queer communities, and Artistic Director Sarah Bush’s work as an artist, and her identity as a woman.
Sarah Bush. Photo by Sarah Deragon
The first draft of Rocked By Women was presented to a sold out audience, successfully funded via Kickstarter, and generously supported by individuals and organizations. People are loving this show and continue to ask Sarah about the work. We seek to deepen the artistry, clarify the storytelling, up the professionalism and organizational structure to ready the show for the next level: a San Francisco Bay Area performance in 2013 and touring in 2014.
Please consider a year-end contribution to Sarah Bush Dance Project to support continued development of meaningful, impactful dance.
We depend on individual backers like you to provide critical support to the talented and hard-working team who are committed to empowerment through art. Your contributions directly fund the dancers, SBDP collaborators and production costs.
Because of the generous support of donors and patrons like you, Sarah Bush Dance Project is able to bring evening-length dance and multi-disciplinary works to the Bay Area community. We invite you to support us as we continue to challenge, promote, and expand the art form over the next year.
Wishing you and yours all the best in the New Year.
It takes a village- a village of generous, talented, well-connected, artists and leaders and friends and family. Thank you.