In a multi-media dance piece, SBDP takes you on a powerful journey paying homage to the women musicians who have shaped generations.
I am SO moved by the support we have received!
Having so many people backing this project really means it's being made by a community. I actually feel each of you in the room with me when I'm working in the studio with the dancers. It is an honor to work amongst you.
I am truly grateful. Thank you.
If you missed the deadline of this KickStarter campaign but still wish to support this dance project, please visit my website sarahbushdance.com
Rocked By Women
All our lives we’ve been rocked by women.
Cradled. Shaken. Moved.
Rocked by Women is a multi-media dance performance that pays homage to the bold amazing women musicians who rocked me into my first steps, and who continue to inspire me to be the woman I am today. It is a story of gratitude, love, movement, and empowerment though art.
When I was a small child, my mother cradled me while singing Cris Williamson’s lullaby.
The strength that I have gained from these women has empowered me to live boldly, to take up space, to move my body, to touch hearts and minds.
This project has given me the opportunity to reach out to these women and hear their stories. This wide range of voices, crossing musical genres, spanning decades, continues to be a wellspring in my life and for my work.
Rocked by Women is more than a night of dance. It's a night of history. Reminding us of the courage it takes to live fully as women, as mothers, as daughters, and especially - as artists and leaders. Rocked by Women is a reflection on past revolutionaries and an offering for those to come.
In developing this production, I have had the opportunity to work with some of the most talented and dear people I know. The musicians, videographers, dancers, and writers who have dedicated their support to this project have helped me turn this long-term dream into a reality.
There is no way to put a value on the time and energy it takes to pull this kind of production together. In the spirit of paying homage, your donations will go toward paying these collaborators for their expertise, and to paying production and technical costs.
We are now in the final push to finish production, fine tune the piece, and bring it to the stage—to an audience, to you.
Your contributions will go towards: completion of the sound score, creating the video imagery for the show, graphic design, additional photography, additional website production, stage lighting design, costumes, rehearsal space, paying the dancers and stage manager, renting equipment, etc.
The talented and hard working team for this project:
- Artistic Director and Choreographer: Sarah Bush
- Writer and Storyboarder: Nova Brown
- Video Editor and Videographer: Aarin Burch
- Sound Editor and Additional Writer: Joshua Klipp
- Music Consultant: Julie Wolf
- Dancers: Chelsea Anderson, Joi Cox, Ingrid Elizabeth, Amie Miller, and Sonya Smith
- Photographer: Cheryl Mazak
- Web/ Project Manager: Lisa Harding
- Project Consultant: Terri Lynn Delk
Archival footage and photographs courtesy of The Olivia Companies, LLC; Irene Young; and WWTMC
Special thanks to Judy Dlugacz, Lisa Vogel, Vicki Randle, Holly Near, Cris Williamson, Shambhavi Christian, Margie Adam, Ferron, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Melissa Ferrick, Ani Difranco, Animal Prufrock, Jen Leigh, Doralynn Folse, and Barbara Hamilton-Holway
Please check out the list of musicians being celebrated, and go buy their music.
Praise for Sarah Bush
"…a force to be reckoned with…" - Rachel Howard, dance critic, SF Chronicle
"…a modern dance bellwether." - Nirmala Nataraj, SF Weekly
"The first time I saw Sarah dance I was moved to tears—and I’m a reporter, not an artist… magnetic to watch and to hear. She’s clearly a rising star." - James Buck, San Mateo Daily Journal
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Absolutely! Even the $6,000 goal is not enough to pay everyone a fair market value for the time they've put into this production, so more is always appreciated. If we get a lot more, we will put excess towards staging the show again in the fall--maybe even touring!
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Our gratitude and updates about the project
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Sarah Bush Dance Project sticker mailed to you
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Rocked By Women poster mailed to you
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Poster and sticker mailed to you, plus Rock Star status on SBDP website
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All pledges above $20 -- you will get Rock Star status on SBDP website in addition to rewards listed below
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Admission to one of Sarah's Tuesday dance classes at The Beat in Berkeley, CA
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One of the pre-paid mixtape downloads compiled by the Rocked By Women dancers
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Rocked By Women t-shirt mailed to you
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All 6 pre-paid mixtape downloads compiled by the Rocked By Women dancers
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Invite to pre-show VIP reception on June 16, and your name in show bill and on Supporter page of SBDP website
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Private dance lesson by Sarah in the SF Bay Area (or learn choreography via video-chat with Sarah if you are out of the area) 1 1/2 hour
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Sarah Bush teaches a master class for your group in the Bay Area
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SBDP will perform a Rocked By Women excerpt or club type gig at your event in the Bay Area, after summer 2011 (3 dancers)