Sara Bush Dance Presents “This Land Oakland-Bringing the Outside In”

A collection of five multi-media dance pieces inspired by Oakland landscapes.
Featuring live music by gina Breedlove and Melanie DeMore.

Q. What was the inspiration behind the event?
For Sarah Bush Dance Project’s 2015-2016 season, Artistic Director, Sarah Bush brought together Bay Area dancers, musicians and poetry to generate art in an intimate exchange with different outdoor landscapes in Oakland. Their season culminates at Laney College’s Odell Johnson Theater where Bush and company will use a collage of dance, video, recorded sound, poetry, and live music to take the audience on an experiential tour of these 5 unique environments.

Q Tell us in one sentence why attendees love the event.
“elegant, muscular choreography danced with controlled abandon”
-audience member

Q What’s the best thing about holding the event in Oakland?
Oakland is awesome! We’ve been creating art here for years and love the city.

Q Does your event partner with local businesses in Oakland?
Yes, we receive funding from the City of Oakland, and we performed free events in conjunction with Oakland Parks and Rec as well as East Bay Regional Parks District (parks within Oakland)

Q What’s the one thing Oakland offers that makes it the best place for your event?
Oakland has amazing art scene and nightlife, but it also has gorgeous natural landscapes within city limits which are even accessible by public transportation.

Q What is the one thing you want everyone to know about this event?
We took theater folks outdoors, now we want to bring outdoorsy folks to the theater!

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