October 25-27, 2019 at The Flight Deck in Oakland, CA.
A collection of dances exploring how humans impact the environment, and how it in turn, impacts us.
Human and environmental impact
Un-Changing Nature collects, under one roof, five rarely seen SBDP site-inspired works. Each piece was developed both inside and outside the studio. These diverse pieces explore how humans impact the environment, and how it in turn, impacts us.
Un-Changing Nature celebrates the spiritual impact of wilderness on our lives. It invites audiences to reflect on both our human influence on the environment and our vulnerability in the truth of climate change. The strength of the dancers and their choreographed teamwork is intended to remind audience members of their own individual and collective power in the face of challenges and adversity.
“The show is both a celebration of the resiliency of life and a heartbreaking glimpse into our possible future. It is a reckoning with the reality of the forces of change and our daily choice to resist, redirect or release into acceptance of those forces.”
Un-changing Nature is performed by a dynamic cast of Bay Area rising stars and longtime favorites: Lydia Clinton, Julianna Cressman, KJ Dahlaw, Frances Sedayao and marks a return to the stage for the company’s Artistic Director, Sarah Bush.
The dances are performed to recorded sound compositions by Sarah Bush and frequent collaborator, renowned composer and music producer, Julie Wolf. These collages capture a rich interior and exterior sonic world and hauntingly juxtapose it against the desolate visual world of a black box theater. This forces the audience to consider a world in which much of what we find beautiful and sustaining is gone and what aspects of our essential human nature must remain to keep us resilient.
SBDP presents Un-Changing Nature
“Reshape” (2015) A change of scenery, a change in perspective
“Recompose” (2015) Fighting or flowing with the forces of change
“Regeneration” (2012) Evolution, adaptation, competition, power, and imagining a new way
“Black Sky” (2017) A prayer for the air and water
“Safety Dance” (2019) What do we need to feel safe?
Cast and Creative
Producer and Artistic Director: Sarah Bush.
Choreography: Sarah Bush in collaboration with performers and previous cast.
Original soundscapes: Sarah Bush and Julie Wolf. Lighting Design: KC Cohen.
Video: Sarah Bush and Irene Young.
Performers: Sarah Bush, Lydia Clinton, Julianna Cressman, KJ Dahlaw, Frances Sedayao. Read artist bios…
Date & Times
Friday, October 25, 8pm
Saturday, October 26, 8pm
Sunday, October 27, 3pm
All tickets General Admission
Tickets: SOLD OUT
The Flight Deck
1540 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
Located in downtown Oakland, The Flight Deck is conveniently accessible by BART and bus. More location information here.
Un-Changing Nature posts:
- 2020 Vision
- Year In Review – SBDP’s 2019 Highlights
- Un-Changing Nature, performance photos
- Un-Changing Nature artist bios
- SBDP in the News – The East Bay Monthly
- Un-Changing Nature, video trailer
- Press Release – Announcing Un-Changing Nature
- Un-Changing Nature photo preview
- Artist Residency at Dos Rios
- Above and Beyond
- Summer Campaign is LIVE! — check out the video!