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.
We need to raise $15,000 to produce our biggest show yet. We’ll get there if we can average $250/day — gifts of any size help get us to that amount.
Sarah Bush Dance Project’s 2018 World Premiere Spirit and Bones will take place:
October 26-28 at the (gorgeous, state-of-the-art) Taube Atrium Theater at the Wilsey Center for Opera (!!!), part of San Francisco’s War Memorial Performing Arts Center.
The new 299-seat theater features a Constellation Acoustic System by Meyer Sound comprised of a hundred tiny microphones and speakers.
The band and sound engineer are EXTRA excited.
Speaking of the band, meet SKIP THE NEEDLE!
Skip The Needle is: Vicki Randle (Tonight Show, Mavis Staples), Julie Wolf (California Shakespeare Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre), Katie Colpitts (Dolorata, Year of the Fist), Shelley Doty (Shelley Doty X-tet, Sistas in the Pitt), and Kofy Brown (Kofy Brown Band, Sistas in the Pit). STN was born from a group of friends jamming: all veterans of multiple bands, tours, and recording. The songs are collectively written to showcase each member’s unique contributions, bringing together rock, funk, soul and fusion in an amalgam that rocks hard and is musically diverse and complex. STN is reckless, eclectic, fearless, fun, dedicated to love, and like nothing you’ve ever heard before. For Spirit and Bones they’ll be creating and performing original songs and sound score. Check out this STN performance at Bay Area Rising!
We are all so excited to be creating together in this new way!
Spirit and Bones is an inter-generational dance performance to music performed by an inter-generational all-star band!