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Berkeley Art Center announces new Dance Residency with Sarah Bush Dance Project
Bay Area Artistic Director and Choreographer, Sarah Bush and her company of dancers have been selected to be Berkeley Art Center‘s 2018 Dancers in Residence. BAC will provide space for Sarah Bush Dance Project rehearsals and the two organizations will co-present public multimedia events through the year. These Art In Action events will provide new avenues for audiences to deepen their engagement with art and art-making. The interactive performances will take arts patrons from viewing art to experiencing it, inviting them inside the process and practice of creativity.
SBDP was awarded this residency because of their unique ability to work in any space, not only occupying it, but enlivening it. The values that they portray in their original works–inclusion, empowerment, and diversity–are values that guided BAC programming for over 50 years.
In 2017 BAC invited choreographer Sarah Bush to create a short piece with multiple performers inspired by the center’s Thread Heads fiber art exhibition. The public was invited to the final on-site performance and participated in guided activities that made the artworks come to life. The program received funding from the Zellerbach Family Foundation.
“This collaboration reflects our goal to use the exhibitions as a springboard for other genres, and to attract new and diverse audience to our space. We couldn’t be more excited to partner with SBDP on an ongoing basis to see what amazing moments will grow at the intersection of visual art and performance.”
— Ann Trinca, BAC Gallery Director
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About Berkeley Art Center
In 1967, the Berkeley Art Center was built by the Rotary Club as a gift to the City of Berkeley. Ever since, BAC has been a cutting-edge art gallery, presenting the work of talented local and regional artists in many media, expressing diverse points of view. As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we are proud of our role in the community. Over the past five decades we have presented exhibitions that reflect and shape what is happening now. We still seek to inspire positive cultural change by nurturing artists and encouraging our community to participate in creative expression.