An opportunity for new growth from carefully planted seeds
bringing to life
blossoms that hint at what fall will bring to fruition
thanks to deep roots and nurtured soil
Happy Spring Equinox!
I am thrilled that Sarah Bush Dance Project has been named the 2018 Dancers in Residence at Berkeley Art Center!
Every time I walk into BAC I’m washed with a sense of creative calm. From the approach through the surrounding park area with the sounds of wind and water through the trees, to the warmth of the interior architecture, to the inspiring curation of diverse art contained inside. It will be a true joy to spend this year creating in and with these environments and to see the influence they have on our work as we prepare for our Fall World Premiere.
Art In Action
SBDP and BAC will also co-present two public performance events this summer related to the themes of these two exhibits:
Wonder Women: Local Treasures
May 26 – June 30, 2018
July 14 – August 19, 2018
I am grateful to Gallery Director, Ann Trinca and the BAC Board of Directors for this generous and genuine support of my work and I look forward to deepening my relationship with this great organization.
(read full press release here)
And, here’s the official reveal of the title for our new show: Spirit and Bones.
Expect to hear more about it in upcoming newsletters and blogs. You may have already noticed Rose and I using the title as a social media hashtag. Searching #spiritandbones will continue to be a way for you to look in on the behind-the-scenes development of the project.
One aspect of the work will be asking the collaborators to think about their matriarchal lineage — who are the women who have shaped them? This month I’m tasking myself with making a one-minute dance autobiography in tribute to the teachers who have influenced my training. These women include my first “creative movement” and ballet teachers, high school drill team coach, college kinesiology professor, and dance company directors and choreographers I’ve worked with. Learn more about these women and watch the choreography evolve by following along on Facebook or Instagram through the rest of March.
Happy Women’s History Month to Lori Davis Takenaka, Sally Fitt, Teela Shine, Krissy Keefer and YOU!