Sarah Bush Dance Project invites you on a journey through a series of site-specific performances to celebrate the wilds of our lands, our cities and ourselves. In a time defined by constant distraction, SBDP calls us back to our incredible landscapes, from the developed and designed to its watery edges, scenic hills, enchanted redwoods and red rocks.
Abandon your routine.
Bundle up for a new adventure.
Let’s find our wild!
“This project acts as a personal commentary on the state of our world and our shared communal spaces, and challenges our audience to see their world differently through the context of dance. Everywhere becomes our stage.” – Jeanette, SBDP dancer
This Land began as short video dance pieces in some of the iconic landscapes of the USA. In 2016, SBDP focused on Oakland, providing a series of free outdoor site-specific performances, as well as an evening-length theater piece. We have since partnered with East Bay Regional Parks District to provide movement workshops in nature, exploring sights, sounds, smells, and movement as part of the creative process and appreciation of the natural world. If you’d like to bring This Land to your community, please contact us.
Playlist for This Land. Join us on our travels!
This Land blog posts:
- Critic’s Choice – Dance Europe Magazine 2016
- Photos: “Reach” at SPF9 – ODC Theater
- KALW Radio 2016 – Interview on Open Air show
- Photos from This Land show at Laney Theater
- SF Chronicle – “Dance production to take a journey through Oakland”
- “Bringing the Outside In” – May 22 #ThisLand #Oakland
- KQED Arts video feature – This Land Oakland
- April 17, 1pm “Recall” – This Land Oakland
- This Land – Photoshoot at MLK Shoreline
- KQED Arts Dance Critic Review – ‘This Land Oakland’
- “Reach” – This Land Oakland
- March 20, 1pm “Reach” – This Land Oakland
- Cascade Photoshoot – This Land Oakland
- Huffington Post – “In the Wilds of Oakland” 2016
- Witness the Urban Wild – Dance Anywhere 2016
- SF Bay Times – “This Land Brings Dance to Oakland Parks” 2016
- Feb 21, 1pm “Recreate” – This Land Oakland Kickoff
- Lake Merritt Rehearsal Photos
- Shoreline clean up for MLK “Day of Service”
- A Grand Adventure
- Making Art Makes Me See Art
- Announcing This Land – Oakland
- Exploring This Land – Utah
- Held by Ferns: A Poem for MichFest
- Earth Day 2015: Dance, Dirt, Rock