The pilot episode of NBC’s Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist aired! You can see Sarah and many other familiar dancers in the big group “Help” number. (Choreographed by Mandy Moore and assistant Jillian Meyers)
January 13th & January 16th
Sarah taught for Axis Dance Company’s Winter Blitz series.
January 24th – February 9th
Sarah performed in Dance Brigade’s evening-length work Butterfly Effect at Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco. Created and directed by Krissy Keefer. Sarah was in the cast of 14 dancers and musicians performing in three distinct immersive worlds of dance, percussion, light, video, poetry, and social commentary.
Audubon California Announces New Dance Residency with Sarah Bush Dance Project 2020 Artist in Residence at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center and Sanctuary (RBACS).
Sarah participated in a performance workshop with Merián Soto through Margaret Jenkins Dance Company’s Encounters Over 60
AND THEN IT ALL CHANGED…
Sarah Bush and Miles Lassi collaborated on a video “movement+sound_ Green Hills”
March 15th – CANCELED due to COVID-19
A live performance of Un-Changing Nature excerpts and participatory This Land workshop along with other activities at the Palo Alto Art Center’s Arbor Day Festival.
March 23rd – POSTPONED due to COVID-19
Isadora Duncan Dance Awards (The Izzies) ceremony at Brava Theater in San Francisco to recognize the 2018-2019 awardees and nominees. SBDP has been nominated in two categories: Outstanding Achievement in Performance – Company and Outstanding Achievement in Music/Sound/Text.
March – June
Sarah live-streaming classes every Wednesday: Cardio Hip Hop, Hip Hop Choreography, and Intermediate Contemporary.
Six Foot Wingspan
Now we’re ALL Artists-in-Residence! 😊During this time of staying at home, we’d like you to join us in our distance art making project. Each week here and on social media we’ll share prompts and process and invite you to join us in this bird-inspired adventure and our 13th season. And the community responded in many artistic mediums!
Sarah was commissioned by Erika Chong Shuch, Rowena Richie, Ryan Tacata for their For You performance project.
April 29th & May 6th
FREE online dance classes as part of Bay Area Dance Week!
We shot our first spatial disDANCING mini film with videographer and composer, Miles Lassi! Watch “Contact Call”.
Ongoing through 2020
Live-stream bird sits with Molly Tsongas on Audubon California’s Instagram account!
May 13th – SBDP dancer, KL Dahlaw joined Molly Tsongas of Audubon California
June 15th – SBDP dancer, Risa Ofelia Diaz joined Molly Tsongas
June 22nd – SBDP dancer, courtney hope, joined Molly Tsongas
September 10th – Sarah Bush joined Molly Tsongas
October 9th – SBDP dancer,Frances Sedayao joined Molly Tsongas
November 20th – SBDP dancer,Julianna Cressman joined Molly Tsongas
December 4th – Sarah Bush joined Molly Tsongas of Audubon California
You can view previous bird sits on Audubon CA’s IGTV channel.
Sarah participated in “Bird Language” workshop through Weaving Earth.
Pride party with SBDP and Audubon California, Let’s Go-Go Birding Together (LGBT)
Sarah participating in discussion, education, reflection action groups and workshops:
Dance Artists National Collective, Choreographers + Coffee, Anti-Racism & Examining White Privilege, SURJ, and The Bridge Project
with Books: My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson, Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by adrienne maree brown.
July – CANCELED due to COVID-19
National Women’s Music Festival in Wisconsin has been canceled, but SBDP will be there in 2021.
Sarah is grateful for weekly online classes with The Institute for Dunham Technique Certification, Corey Action, and Joan Lazarus.
Sarah performed excerpts of Hemorrhage: an Ablution of HOPE with Dance Brigade.
Alejandra Cadena-Perez’s 2019 film Her Mother’s Daughter starring Priscilla Regalado and Stephanie Bastos (choreography and casting assistance by Sarah Bush) was screened and awarded at several short film festivals!
Movement Murmuration workshop in-person.
Movement Murmuration is a site-responsive experience with stations of improvisation led by dancers from the SixFootWingspan project. Participants will be placed in small groups for socially distant, guided movement exploration in relationship to the outdoor landscape, one another, and the birds.
Sarah, Richelle Donigan & Sue Li Jue danced in a forthcoming project for media artist, John Sanborn.
Filmmaker Lindsay Gauthier, Sound Designer Miles Lassi, and dancers KJ Dahlaw & Sarah Bush met with Olivia Raine at Audubon’s Bobcat Ranch for a day of learning about fire management, sustainable ranching, preservation of grassland bird species, and filming on the property. Video Effects Artist Olivia Ting and Miles created powerful video sketches from that day.
NightinGALA – A festive “night-in” watch party!
Curious about our year with birds? COVID dance pivots? Artistic reveals? Bird sit meditations? Making dance for film? Zoom in for an intimate look into this year’s unique creations and creative process. Plus, a sneak peek into what’s in the works!
SAFEhouse Winter Digital Showcase included SBDP’s “Contact Call”
Friday, December 18th, 7pm PST
SBDP participating in Joe Goode Annex’s Virtual Open House 4.0
Save the Date
Save the Date! Next year, July 1-4, 2021
National Women’s Music Festival in Madison, Wisconsin. You can participate in workshops with and see performances by SBDP and other amazing artists! SBDP will be performing excerpts from Spirit & Bones.