Music soothes us, shakes us, astounds us and breaks our hearts. In this evening length work, 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 Dance Project’s Rocked By Women is a 75-minute dance theater performance with an original music score and video projections. This bold, vivacious performance is choreographed by Sarah Bush, acclaimed by the San Francisco Chronicle as “a force to be reckoned with” and heralded as “a modern dance bellwether” by the SF Weekly. The choreography weaves hip hop, modern, ballet and contemporary dance to tell the story of a woman’s journey of growing up, coming out, falling in love and experiencing heartbreak. Composed by Julie Wolf, the compilation of songs features music by women from the ’70s to the ’00s, and celebrates the positive impact of lesbian musicians, feminists and activists from the Women’s Music Movement.
This project is supported by the Oakland City Council and funded by the City of Oakland’s Cultural Funding Program.