Sarah Bush Dance Project: HOME


Photo by: Joshua Klipp
Dates: Friday and Saturday, December 14 and 15, 2007
Location: Shotwell Studios, 3252-A 19th St.
(between Folsom & So. Van Ness) [map]
Tickets: Sliding scale $10-15
Advance tickets available through TIX on Union Square & brownpapertickets.com (1-800-838-3006)
Info/Res: 415-289-2000 or www.myspace.com/sarahbushdanceproject

HOME covers territory from the physical space of a "residency" at Shotwell Studios to the internal space of "feeling at home" in one's self, in relationships, in space and time, and in the world. Sarah Bush Dance Project innovates traditional modern dance choreography with hip hop dance. In HOME, a musical score ranging from folk to electronic and visual images seamlessly intertwine to illustrate and parallel the variety and differences in human experiences and emotion around the places and states we call HOME.

"...a modern dance bellwether." - Nirmala Nataraj of SF Weekly
"Sarah Bush kicking ass with the choreography." - March Cho, Comedienne and Filmmaker on Sarah's creative input on Joshua Klipp's music video "Rescue Me" directed by Cho.

A cutting-edge modern dance troupe, Sarah Bush Dance Project has quickly earned a reputation as one of the most versatile dance companies in San Francisco. The group's versatility is owed in large part to the extensive training background of Founder and Creative Director, Sarah Bush. Sarah possesses a BA in Modern Dance, which included studies of Afro-Caribbean, ballet, tap and contact improv, as well as studio training in NYC and LA in hip-hop and jazz. She has performance experience with gospel, liturgical, go-go, and hip-hop companies, the NBA Golden State Warrior Girls, as a guest performer with Bill T. Jones, and the political Taiko-drumming warrior women of the Dance Brigade.

A constant through SBDP's work is the expression, emotion, and humanity in the dancers' performance quality. The group tirelessly explores issues of identity, gender, and sexuality within the broader themes of love, relationships, loss, power, and empowerment. SBDP works successfully at making the art of dance accessible to more communities and types of people by performing in locations as diverse as the company's style - everything from parks to nightclubs to churches, as well as the traditional theater environment.