Audition Series with Sarah Bush Dance Project

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Sunday, May 6
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The ODC School Audition Series brings dancers and choreographers together in a class context. Dancers may use class cards or pay a $15 drop in fee. Come early to fill out information forms.

Sarah Bush Dance Project (SBDP) is looking for 2 female-identified contemporary dancers to complete the cast for our fall 2018 show Spirit and Bones. SBDP is looking for dancers with a high level of modern/contemporary dance training, strong performance abilities, confident partnering skills, the desire to learn existing choreography, as well as contribute to the creative process. This is an intergenerational project created in collaboration with a live band, so dancers must be comfortable working multi-generationally and across disciplines. Dancers are asked to come prepared with a short 15-30 second non-traveling solo of their most unique, magical, physical, jaw-dropping, action-packed moves -- imagine your life aspirations sped up and packed into a very short solo in a center special on a grand stage!

Dancers must be available October 22-28 for SF performances and tech. There will also be additional performance opportunities throughout the season. Rehearsals and performances are paid a monthly stipend. 

Rehearsals will be on Mondays in Berkeley, with some flexibility depending on dancer's schedules. 

SBDP deeply values diversity and strives to create a safe, supportive space to empower all women. Queer women and women of color are kindly encouraged to attend. 

Dancers are asked to arrive early to fill out the audition form, attaching a resume/photo is optional.  Please come warm and ready to dance!  

Sarah Bush creates her inimitable style of movement by combining her training in ballet, modern, hip hop, jazz, Afro-Caribbean, and contact improvisation. She has performed in the Bay Area since 1997, and since 2007 she has been the Artistic Director of Sarah Bush Dance Project (SBDP). SBDP’s repertory includes Homeward (2017), This Land (2016), and Rocked By Women (2011, 2014). Sarah has presented work at Women on the Way Dance Festival, West Wave Dance Festival, PUSHfest, Dance In Revolting Times, SF Movement Arts Festival, Summer Performance Festival, National Women’s Music Festival in Wisconsin, Olivia Travel’s Festival At Sea in the Caribbean, Dance Brigade’s SummerFeast in Dos Rios, Europride in Stockholm, Global Women’s Rights Forum, and SF International Arts Festival. Her work has received awards from Curve Magazine and BayAreaDanceWatch. Sarah is a member of Dance Brigade, has choreographed for Mona Khan Company, Oakland’s AXIS Dance Company and Destiny Arts Center, and been a guest performer with Bill T. Jones. Additionally, Sarah is currently the Berkeley Art Center’s 2018 Dancer In Residence. Sarah Bush Dance Classes are Tues 7-8:30pm at New Style Motherlode in Oakland. You can see examples of her movement style and previous performances by SBDP on social media and at

Please feel free to reach out to Sarah with any questions at