(Location details: lower fountain of the 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.
Join us Sunday, March 20th for the second of our This Land Oakland series!
“Reach” a 20-minute site-specific piece choreographed by Sarah Bush. Performed by Nicole Casado, Chelsea Hill and Nina Wu. With live music by The Anita Lofton Project.
“Reach” honors the spirit of outdoor adventure and exploration of new territories. It is informed by the legends and language of three trailblazing women (Ina Coolbrith, Gertrude Stein, and Isadora Duncan) and the ways their lives intersected in Oakland. The piece is a n ascension of the large stone staircase on the hillside of Joaquin Miller Park. The three dancers slip in and out of the struggles of both the present and the past, their perspectives changing on their upward journey. The piece reflects on ways the ‘landscape’ of obstacles has changed for women in this country. And, how do we as Americans define ‘progress’? What does it take to ‘get to the top’?