Hi friends, quick update on the Meriama matching gift. So far we’ve gotten $1500 during the match window, but there’s still time to double your impact. Donations given to SBDP before the end of the year will be matched up to $5,000. Click here to give online:
We rely on the support of individuals like you for the bulk of our funding. Thanks for all you do!
Ahead of our full year-end review, I want to take a moment to appreciate and reflect on our residency at Berkeley Art Center.
Having time and space at Berkeley Art Center though our year-long residency was key to our season of work and the development of Sarah Bush Dance Project’s 2018 world premiere, Spirit & Bones. (Here’s a cute rehearsal video)
Thank you BAC!
My work is very influenced by environments and other art forms. So, the approach up to the building — the trees, the sound of the water, the act of entering into an artistic space — inspired a calm sense of purpose before rehearsals even began. Each new BAC exhibit was a delightful injection of chance into our creative process. There were rolling paint balls, chiming clocks, an audience of portraits to practice performing to. We danced with works on the walls, on the floors, and projected onto our bodies. All of it spurred us to create dance in new ways.
It was my first time to work intensely in a room with no mirrors and I believe my choreography gained more dimensionality and attention to detail because of it. Even the gallery’s changing and dramatic lighting meant that we approached the capturing of rehearsal footage in a more artistic way, thinking about composition and shadow throughout the process.
BAC was a wonderful Art Home for SBDP this year. The dancers and I are grateful for the opportunity to screen videos of our own work and to collaborate with visual artists of all mediums to create art appreciation activities and events for an ever-expanding and overlapping community.
Our heartfelt thanks go out to Ann Trinca who first brought SBDP into this residency, Executive Director Daniel Nevers, Board President Dennis Markham, and all of the incredible staff, volunteers, board, artists and community of Berkeley Art Center for supporting and collaborating in SBDP’s artistic year. We look forward to continued relationships and future projects together!
With so much gratitude,
Sarah Bush, Artistic Director
Sarah Bush Dance Project
2019 is full of new projects and organizational growth for SBDP –
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Here are some videos from our time at BAC:
Sarah Bush Dance Project is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Sarah Bush Dance Project must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.