Spirit and Bones is an evening-length intergenerational and multimedia performance using dance, visual design, and live original music to highlight female resilience in times of darkness.
For the fall 2018 season, Sarah Bush Dance Project (SBDP) is making a show about the fortitude and grace of women. Inspired by Clarissa Pinkola Estés’ book Women Who Run with the Wolves, and national debates around women’s validity and rights, this evening-length production will highlight female resilience in times of darkness, the tenacity of the individual woman, and the ferocious love and strength generated by community. Titled Spirit and Bones, this is SBDP’s fourth and most ambitious show yet.
With an intergenerational cast for Spirit and Bones ranging from twenty year olds to dancers over sixty, SBDP will show the multidimensionality of women, highlighting the many stages of grace and strength.
The creation process will include the opportunity for the cast to examine their own genealogy, family lore, and history to find mythology, and stories of inspiration. Through the research and discovery of alternative narratives the company will intuitively generate movement in pursuit of the unbridled creative spirit.