Rocked By Women
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Music soothes us, shakes us, astounds us and breaks our hearts. In this evening length work, Sarah Bush Dance Project rocks through the life of a woman rocked by women. From baby steps to coming out, and first crush to lost love, music by women from the past four decades binds the story of many to one and one to many – transforming everyday memories to the history we all share. With its eclectic score of unforgettable voices, this kinetic, hybrid work pays tribute to the women who rock us.
Here’s what the press had to say about 2014’s Rocked By Women show:
– SF Bay Guardian
“The genius of this piece lies in its depiction of a journey that will be familiar to some, foreign to others, but that draws us all in with the seductiveness of the music, the vivacity of the dancers, and the austere and nimble staging…[a] monumental work, which would reverberate just as powerfully in an opera house as it did in the intimate Dance Mission Theater.”
– Huffington Post
Conceived and Choreographed by Sarah Bush
Developed and Directed by Becca Wolff
Original Score and Sound Design by Julie Wolf
Video Design by Aarin Burch
Lighting Design by Karen “K.C.” Cohen
Guest Musician: Shelley Doty
– Cris Williamson, Singer/Songwriter
“We will probably be completely forgotten if there’s not young women like Sarah who are determined to remember.”
– Holly Near, Singer/Songwriter, Activist
“A huge thank you and great gratitude for sustaining such an emotional legacy through dance and movement. I give my resounding yes to your wonderful project.”
– Ferron, Singer/Songwriter
– Irene Young, Photographer
“You must go to this:
1. because it is beautiful and vital and dope
2. because the woman who choreographed it is genius
3. because we need to support the arts
4. because dance is life.”
– Vicki Randle, Musician
– Jim Tobin, Bay Area Dance Watch
SBDP is generously supported by The Blum Family Foundation and Individual Donors.
This project was supported by the Oakland City Council and funded by the City of Oakland’s Cultural Funding Program.