Sarah Bush Dance Project’s World Premiere of Spirit & Bones, with an intergenerational cast of 15 dancers ranging in age from 23 to over 70. Featuring Bay Area dance luminaries, Spirit & Bones is an evening-length production highlighting female resilience in times of darkness, the tenacity of the solo woman, and the ferocious love and strength generated by community.
Spirit & Bones is an inter-generational dance performance with live music by an inter-generational all-star band!
Spirit & Bones
October 26-28, 2018
One Weekend Only!
Spirit & Bones is inspired by Clarissa Pinkola Estés’ book Women Who Run with the Wolves, national large-scale protests, and the movement of wolves, birds and systems of the body. Artistic Director Sarah Bush explains, “Spirit & Bones will show the multidimensionality of women, illuminating the many stages of grace and strength.”
“Spirit & Bones is a call to action, a call to join together and build loving community,” explains Sarah Bush. “The large cast demonstrates the power in numbers required for social change. The work also honors the women who have inspired and taught us. It is an opportunity to reflect on how we carry their legacies forward.”
Performers & Collaborators:
Conceived, Produced & Directed by Sarah Bush
Assistant Director, Rose Huey
Choreography by Sarah Bush in collaboration with performers
Music Score Composed and Performed Live by Skip the Needle
Lighting Design by Patty-Ann Farrell
Costume Design by Krystal Harfert
Media Design by Sarah Bush
Performed by Anne Bluethenthal, Richelle Donigan, Laura Elaine Ellis, Joanna Haigood, Dominique Hargrove, Courtney Hope, Rebecca Johnson, Courtney King, Joan Lazarus, Sue Li Jue, Elvia Marta, Priscilla Regalado, Jane Schnorrenberg, Frances Sedayao and Nina Wu. Read bios…
Dates & Times:
October 26, 2018 Friday at 8pm
October 27, 2018 Saturday at 8pm
October 28, 2018 Sunday at 7pm
Taube Atrium Theater in the Wilsey Center for Opera
SF War Memorial Building, 4th Floor
401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102
This production has received generous funding from Blum Family Foundation, Meriama Fund, Open Meadows Foundation, and many individual donors.
Spirit & Bones posts:
- Meet the Dancers of Spirit & Bones
- “Arts in Action” this Saturday, and other news
- Video teaser – Spirit & Bones
- Press Release: World Premiere of Spirit & Bones
- Spirit & Bones photoshoot
- Performance Photos from Concept 23
- Individual and collective power. An artistic ray of hope.
- Exciting News!! Campaign Update and Happy Pride!
- A hundred tiny microphones & speakers… VENUE REVEAL and Campaign Update
- We’re doing a happy dance! Second matching gift added! Give by midnight Fri!