Welcome to the Dandelion Dancetheater website!

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

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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


Click Here for info on Block Seventeen -- 
Co-Artistic Director Kimiko Guthrie's debut novel!


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


4/20, 5/18, 6/15, 8/24, 9/21, 10/19, 11/16, 12/21,


1/25, 2/22, 3/22, 4/19, 5/17, 6/21, 7/19, 8/23, 9/20, 10/18, 11/15, 12/20




This Too Shall Pass: 49 Experiments with Impermanence

A 5-day, 49-hour performance event exploring time, impermanence, and spirals of intersecting cycles from diverse cultures. Come for an hour, a day, or the whole thing. Watch, listen, sleep, meditate, join in, and/or participate in whatever ways move you.
May 1st – 5th 2018
CSU East Bay University Theatre
Tentative Schedule:
  1. Tuesday May 1st, 7pm to 11pm (4 hours)
  2. Wednesday May 2nd,  12 noon to 11 pm (11 hours)
  3. Thursday May 3rd, 12 noon to 11pm (11 hours)
  4. Friday May 4th, 12 noon to midnight (12 hours)
  5. Saturday May 5th, 1pm to midnight (11 hours)
More info and full schedule forthcoming: www.dandeliondancetheater.org/this-too-shall-pass-49-experiments-with-impermanence/

If you’d like to share your work through performance, teaching, bodywork or guided sessions, please contact us.




We Are All Dragons in Drag

Bandelion’s latest performance experiment, interweaving an alternative creation myth suggesting immortal dragons living within every human being, waiting for the times when the world is out of balance to emerge and set things right, with explorations of Drag based on teachings by Stephen Levine (“We are all just God in drag,”) and RuPaul (“We’re all born naked and the rest is drag.”)

Directed/Choreographed by Eric Kupers and created collaboratively by Bandelion: Bruce Bierman, Dannia Ciolo, Chris Gallegos, Dawn Holtan, Corissa “Reese” Johnson, Nils Jorgensen, Eric Kupers, Amy Marie, Keith Penney, Frances Sedayao, and Deborah Trudell. With guest artists Raven Malouf-Renning, Jasprit Singh and Masa Fukuizumi and LEEP Taiko.

Presented as part of the 2018 San Francisco International Arts Festival.

May 30th, June 1st and June 3rd @ 7pm

June 2nd @2pm

Firehouse, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

More info: www.sfiaf.org/dance_cirque_listings

Rumi Songs

An afternoon of collaboration with Franklin Abbott, Bandelion, DanceSing Drum Company and friends. Come hear Franklin’s Rumi songs accompanied by Bandelion, plus a performance of We Are All Dragons in Drag, an offering by Andrew Ramer, and other treats.

Saturday June 30th, 3:30pm

East Bay Community Space, 507 55th Street, Oakland


Cracking Open

New dance/theater work by Bandelion ensemble member Dawn Holtan, with music by Eric Kupers and guest Bandelions. Performances  March 10th and 11th at SAFEhouse for the Arts, and in May at This Too Shall Pass, the May 18th Shabbat Art-In, and SAFEhouse for the Arts. Updates here: www.dawnholtan.com/dance/
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: 

Photos of Bandelion taken by Hans Holtan and Kaveri Seth


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

Or just start donating! Instructions:

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(Note:  If you prefer, you can also set up repeating transfers through your own bank. Contact us for help on that.)

Thank you for your support!



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.