Welcome to the Dandelion Dancetheater website!

Dandelion Dancetheater/Bandelion is at work on numerous intersecting projects over the next year. Please join us along the way and consider donating to help us continue our commitment to courageous, outrageous, and inclusive performance:

Support Us!

Below are Bandelion’s album preview, a video of recent works, and a list of upcoming events:

Bandelion’s First Album is HERE!

Music from Stories of Our People is availabe as a two-disc CD or MP3 Download. Just click below to purchase and listen to songs from the performance as well as songs that were integral parts of the creation process, but haven’t been shared publicly until now

Physical CD’s and MP3 Downloads (full album and individual songs) are currently available online. Click below.

 

Bandelion: Bandelion - Stories of Our People
Click here for more info about this album, song previews and Bandelion Music

UPCOMING

Click Here for info on Baby Aki -- 
Co-Artistic Director Kimiko Guthrie's debut novel!
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Shabbat Art-Ins

Bandelion and the CSUEB Inclusive Interdisciplinary Ensemble present a series of experimental performance events that weave together dance, music, theater, bodywork, napping, projections, community gathering, play, inquiry, discussion, meditation, healing, jam session, Shabbat service, choose-your-own-adventure, hanging out, and whatever inspirations you bring! One Friday each month, 6:30 – 10pm in CSUEB’s Dance Studio, Room PE 140

The basic schedule will be something like the following (but it is always subject to change based on the flow of that particular Art-In):

  • 6:30 – 7:15 pm    Healing Music Session
  • 7:15 – 7:30           Inclusive Shabbat Ceremony
  • 7:30 – 8:30          Bandelion Improvisation Performance
  • 8:30 – 9:45          Performance and Jam Sessions with DanceSing Drum Company and Guest Artists

Come join the exploration! More info: eric.kupers@csueastbay.edu

Upcoming Dates

2017: 10/27;  11/10;  12/15;

2018: 1/19;  2/16;  3/16;  4/20;  5/18;  6/15

 

 

Building a Vocal Community – Resistance Through Song

Inspired by the teachings of Ysaye M. Barnwell and Sweet Honey in the Rock, a group of community members are gathering together to practice African-American Spirituals, Civil Rights songs and more – so that we are ready for embodied, musically-driven social action.

Last Wednesday of each month, 6 – 8pm at the CSU East Bay Acting Studio, room THEA 194, Hayward. (Note: dates are subject to change, so email eric.kupers@csueastbay.edu to confirm)

Everyone is welcome.  FREE!

Bring, any songs you’d like to share, and any musical instruments you’d like to play. Or just show up with nothing but your voice! No previous experience necessary. Come sing with us!

Blog: Eric has restarted his blog Experimental Performance as Spiritual 
Practice in light of what's going on in our country. Lots of writing 
from Eric and collaborators is on its way: 
http://www.dandeliondancetheater.org/blog/ 

Photos of Bandelion taken by Hans Holtan

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Please consider becoming a part of our Bandelion Seeds, a growing community of supporters and partners for Bandelion’s work who donate monthly (whatever amount is possible—even $10 makes a significant difference) and receive invitations to be part of the process in ways we are still developing.  To find out more about this, email: dandeliondancetheater@gmail.com

and/or just donate through PayPal by choosing an option and clicking the Subscribe button. (Note: Paypal is currently reconfiguring their monthly donation options, so for now only one time donations are possible through Paypal. To contribute monthly, you can set up repeating transfers through your own bank. Contact us for help on that.)

Ongoing Support Options

 

Please Note: All choreography, video, images, original text and original music are created by Dandelion Dancetheater, 1996-2016. Unauthorized duplication, showing and distribution is prohibited.

 

Photos of Bandelion’s Dreaming Sabbath, Cycle I
with the Oakland Acupuncture Project
taken by Hans Holtan

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Please Note: All choreography, video, images, original text and original music are created by Dandelion Dancetheater, 1996-2016. Unauthorized duplication, showing and distribution is prohibited.