December 9, 10, 16 & 17 — 2017
Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, Berkeley
Sarah Bush Dance Project announces the World Premiere of Homeward, choreographed by Artistic Director Sarah Bush, about the variety and emotional complexity of the places and states we call “home,” performed by a multi-generational cast of Bay Area dance luminaries. These performances of Homeward mark the 10th anniversary season of Sarah Bush Dance Project.
Derived from Bush’s earlier work entitled HOME which she created in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Homeward has been created during the current administration and in the very recent aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, and the devastating Northern California fires. The one-hour performance is comprised of scenes of family relationships, solos, duets, and ensembles exploring relationships and ideas about losing and finding home — as a feeling and as a place.
The intimate Shawl-Anderson Dance Center — once a single family home which still retains the details of its original craftsman architecture — provides a uniquely fitting setting for Homeward. Thirty minutes prior to the show, the audience is invited to wander through the building to observe several installations featuring dancers, video, objects, sound and lighting. The effect is to transport viewers with a sense of nostalgia, perhaps of their own homes and ideas of family.
Performed by: Julie Crothers, Clarissa Dyas, Sue Li Jue, Joan Lazarus, Jeni Leary, with Rose Huey and Sarah Bush. Lighting design by Linda Baumgardner.
Dec 9, Saturday 8pm
Dec 10, Sunday 7pm
Dec 16, Saturday 8pm
Dec 17, Sunday 7pm
Galleries open 1/2 hour before show time. Come early and explore the pre-show installations!
Due to the layout of the performance space, there will be no late seating.
Shawl-Anderson Dance Center
2704 Alcatraz Avenue
Berkeley, California 94705
This venue is not wheelchair accessible — two flights of stairs to the performance space.
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