Sarah Bush Dance Project’s 2021 Highlights
What a year it has been! Let’s scroll down memory lane… How many of these 2021 Sarah Bush Dance Project highlights did you catch? Click on the links you may have missed (or just loved SO MUCH that you need to experience them again or share them with a friend!)
Sarah designed and taught two online workshops about using virtual platforms for creating and co-creating. Participants explored new approaches to discussing, improvising, choreographing, presenting, giving feedback, and creating original works in new mediums.
- Dancing in Place — dancing with your home, for camera. (4 week workshop offered through Mona Khan Company). Check out “Clap!” a fun one-minute film from week 3.
- Body Language — exploring how writing, dance, and spoken word can inform each other, deepen creative practice, and generate multimedia works. Class included a study and discussion curriculum and creativity prompts. (Through San Francisco Creative Writing Institute)
Sarah Bush and Raissa Simpson were co guest lecturers for Professor Cari Cunningham’s Dance Criticisms and Aesthetics class in the Department of Theatre and Dance at University of Nevada, Reno.
At Home With Olivia — a Sarah Bush Dance Project retrospective. Video clips and discussion with Sarah and collaborators Aarin Burch, Julie Wolf, and Richelle Donigan, moderated by Dawn Robinson-Patrick, hosted by Terri Lynn Delk and Olivia Travel.
The full concert of Spirit & Bones streamed as a part of the virtual National Women’s Music Festival.
SBDP produced MURMUR — an immersive environmental dance performance that journeyed through outdoor sculpture and indoor sound & video installations. MURMUR was experienced in-person by writers, painters, photographers and videographers and translated into those mediums. Donate today to help fund the reproduction and distribution of those MURMUR-inspired works in 2022!
And we made three short films!
- Joan Lazarus’ Egretta (3 minutes)
- KJ Dahlaw’s OAKSOMA (5 minutes)
- #sixfootwingspan’s MURMUR (30 minutes)
Let’s Go-Go Birding Together (LGBT) Queer Bird Story and Movement Hour with Molly Tsongas and Audubon CA.
TrooRa Magazine Launch at The Academy, SF — Sarah Cabigas, Risa Ofelia Diaz, Frances Teves Sedayao and Clarissa Dyas danced the runway in Colleen Quen’s sixfootwingspan collection for SBDP. See a short fabulous clip.
Lights in the Grove AIDS Memorial, Golden Gate Park — dancers Richelle Donigan, Risa Ofelia Diaz, Clarissa Dyas, Frances Teves Sedayao, Sarah Cabigas & Sarah Bush activated the beautifully lit AIDS Memorial Grove with an 80-minute performance ritual. Congratulations to Bing Consulting Services on producing a perfect, poignant, magical event. Experience it through this 5 minute video montage of the evening.
And SO MUCH MORE!
Many other projects were started in 2021. Please donate today to support their completion in 2022.
Thank you for riding the winds of change with us through our 2nd year of creating and presenting during a pandemic. We hope our work has enriched your life as it has, thanks to your support, sustained ours.
With love & gratitude,
Sarah Bush Dance Project
- From MURMUR: Frances Teves Sedayao in Colleen Quen couture, sculpture by Kasia Krzykawska at Richardson Bay Audubon Center on Coast Miwok land. Photo by Sean Soto.
- Backstage at TrooRa Magazine Launch fashion show: Frances Teves Sedayao, couturier Colleen Quen, Sarah Bush, Clarissa Dyas, Sarah Cabigas, Risa Ofelia Diaz. Swedish American Hall on Ramaytush Ohlone land.
- AIDS Memorial Grove: Frances Teves Sedayao, Sarah Cabigas, Clarissa Dyas, Risa Ofelia Diaz on Ramaytush Ohlone land. Photo by Trish Tunney.