Sarah Bush Dance Project invites you on a journey through a series of free site-specific performances to celebrate the wild of our city and ourselves. In a time defined by constant distraction, SBDP calls us back to this incredible landscape of Oakland, from the developed and designed to its watery edges, enchanted redwoods and scenic hills.
Abandon your routine.
Bundle up for a new adventure.
Let’s find our wild!
Join SBDP for each of these free, 20-minute, site-specific performances:
February 21, 2106
Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Witness dance inspired by the urban wild and deepen your relationship with this park at the heart of the city.
featuring folksoul vocalist gina Breedlove
March 20, 2016
Woodminster Cascade at Joaquin Miller Park
Venture into the hills for a different view and movement that embodies the efforts of trailblazing women who came before us.
live music by The Anita Lofton Project
April 17, 2016
Observation Tower at Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline
Refresh your spirit at the shoreline where we invite you to reconnect to a collective voice through our dancing and the rhythm of pounding sticks.
featuring vocal activist Melanie DeMore
All sites are wheelchair accessible and near public transportation.
Subscribe to SBDP’s YouTube channel to catch This Land videos.
“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 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’
Watch This Land videos.
This project is supported by the Oakland City Council and funded by the City of Oakland’s Cultural Funding Program.
Additional support from The Blum Family Foundation, The Zellerbach Family Foundation, The Clorox Company Foundation, and many individual donors. Special thanks to Oakland Parks and Rec, East Bay Regional Park District, The Embarcadero YMCA, New Style Motherlode Studio, SAFEhouse Arts, and Dance Brigade.
Photo credit: Lisa Harding and Sarah Bush. Map tiles by Stamen Design, under CC BY 3.0. Data by OpenStreetMap, under CC BY SA.