Sarah Bush Dance Project
Rocked by Women
Date and Time: Wednesday May 31 8:00 PM | Friday June 2 9:30 PM | Saturday June 3, 3:00 PM
Duration: 60 mins, without intermission (Shared bill with Erica Essner Performance Co-Op)
General Admission: $25
Children under 18: $12.50
Discounts: Full time students with ID and Seniors, $4 off cover price
If you miss our early bird offerings, take advantage of our Festival Pass and see five shows for $70.00
Rocked By Women
Conceived and Choreographed by Sarah Bush
Developed and Directed by Becca Wolff
Rose Huey as "The Mother” and “The Flame”
Nina Wu as “The Girl” and “First Love”
Shanise Alyson as “The Adolescent” and “The Other Woman”
Sarah Bush as “The Woman”
Original Score and Sound Design: Julie Wolf
Video Design: Aarin Burch
Props: Randy Bush
Costumes: Heidi Leigh Hanson & Sarah Bush
Music soothes us, shakes us, astounds us and breaks our hearts. Sarah Bush Dance Project rocks through the life of a woman rocked by women. From baby steps to coming out, and first crush to lost love, music by women from the past four decades binds the story of many to one and one to many – transforming everyday memories to the history we all share. With its eclectic score of unforgettable voices, this kinetic, hybrid work pays tribute to the women who rock us.
Sarah Bush integrates modern, pop, and liturgical dance to create a unique movement vocabu-lary and choreographic voice. She teaches group and private lessons and serves as a guest artist and choreographer for schools and other companies. She is currently a member of Dance Brigade and has been a guest performer with Bill T. Jones and choreographer for Axis Dance Company.Sarah has been interviewed for articles in SF Bay Times, The Monthly, and East Bay Express, and on KALW’s “Open Air” and “Out In The Bay” radio programs. Her work has been recognized with awards from Curve Magazine and Bay Area Dance Watch.
Becca Wolff is a writer and director focused on new works, new forms and attracting new audiences to the theater. She is co-founder of Tilted Field Productions: a collective of artists with members in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. Awards include “Best Solo Performance”at the NYC Fringe (2014) and “Best of NYC Fringe” (2008). Becca is a graduate of The New School, NYC, and holds an MFA in Directing from Yale School of Drama. She is on the faculty at Berkeley City College, The East Bay Center for the Performing Arts and Pixar U.
Julie Wolf is a music producer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, sound designer, and music director. She has collaborated with Carly Simon, Indigo Girls, Ani DiFranco, Maceo Parker, Bruce Cockburn, Amy Ray, and Wayne Horvitz among many others. She has music directed with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles. Her original music for the 2009 documentary Sweet Crude was nominated for Best Original Score at the Maverick Movie Awards and received special mention in Variety. Julie also teaches music clinics, workshops and private students.
Aarin Burch has worked as an independent film and video producer for 20 years. Her films SPIN CYCLE and Dreams of Passion have shown at festivals throughout the world. Her critically acclaimed documentaries Michigan Fever, Reflections Unseen, and My People Are played through out the country. Aarin received her B.F.A. from California College of Arts in 1990 and served on the Frameline Board of Directors from 1995-1999. She is currently president and CEO of Laurel Burch Studios and a member of Bay Area Video Coalition, Bay Area Women in Film and Television and the Film Arts Foundation.