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!

 

  • Dreaming Sabbath: Our work on “Acupunc-Formance” continues in collaboration with the Oakland Acupuncture Project, exploring performance as healing, dreams, and the subconscious. Our next cycle of performances takes place at CSUEB Dance Studio, Room PE 140, March 23rd – 24th. PLEASE NOTE: venue and performance schedule has shifted from earlier plans. Click HERE for more details;
  • Responding to the national election disaster: We are exploring different ways to respond to the horrifying results of the November national election. This is including some kind of performative presence at the Dec. 19th action to ask the electors to not vote for Trump, held at 8am at state capitols all over the country. We’ll be in Sacramento, CA that morning. We will be continuing to explore how to respond creatively as we get back to regular rehearsals in January 2017;
  • Modern Dance Inferno III: We had a fabulous experience premiering Modern Dance Inferno III with Bandelion and the CSUEB Inclusive Interdisciplinary Ensemble at 8x8x8 in Oakland on Nov. 17th. The energy of rebellion and empowerment sparked by the piece inspired us and we’re exploring other venues to continue the piece on tour in 2017;
  • Sonoma County tours: With new connections in Sonoma County and especially Guerneville, we’re looking to perform throughout the region in the summer of 2017. We’re looking for hosts, planners, and venues. Please get in touch if you would like to participate;
  • Writing: 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/

 

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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Dreaming Sabbath Cycle II
with Bandelion and the Oakland Acupuncture Project
March 23rd - 24th at CSU East Bay Dance Studio, Room PE 140, Hayward
More info: HERE
Buy Tickets here: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2888838
This Little Light
May 19th and 20th, 8pm

Two evenings of inclusive performance to support us to rise up 
and transform in these trying times, 
at the First Congregational Church of Oakland (27th and Harrison)

Featuring:
Bandelion's Modern Dance Inferno, III,
Initial excerpts of the next major work by
the Inclusive Interdisciplinary Ensemble,
Laura Elaine Ellis' We the People
Antoine Hunter's Breath of Rebellion,
plus Taiko, Freedom Songs, Diverse Dance/Music Forms, and more!
 

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.