SAVE THE DATE: 24 Hour Performance Extravaganza

SAVE THE DATE: (Please Note: We will be updating this particular blog post regularly as new information becomes available. Most recent update: 7/26/13, 11am) Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. A 24 hour Performance-a-thon! by the CSUEB Inclusive Interdisciplinary Ensemble (IIE)  Dandelion Dancetheater’s … Continue reading

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Statewide Dance Flash Mobs – Instructions for CSU East Bay Participants

Hello Bay Area Community, Please join the Statewide Dance Flash Mobs to Save Public Education. Wednesday October 31st, 12:00 – 12:20pm @ CSUEB in front of the RAW Center and also taking place simultaneously at CSU campuses across the state. … Continue reading

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Simultaneous Statewide Dance Flash Mobs to Support Public Education

We are working on organizing simultaneous dance flash mobs across the state of California on  October 31st, 2012 at noon, to support public education in the approaching election. Below is the message We’ve been sending to Dance, Theater, Kinesiology and … Continue reading

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Underland Background

As we finish up our first premiere weekend of Arthur in Underland, and move towards our last, (performances run through March 18th) here’s some background on the piece, from the Director’s Note I wrote for the program: Arthur in Underland … Continue reading

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Interview with "Arthur in Underland" Writer/Co-Director/Performer Mantra Plonsey

Emmaly Wiederholt interviewed “Arthur in Underland’s” Co-Director, Writer and Performer Mantra Plonsey about the creation of Dandelion’s new work: EMMALY WIEDERHOLT: What was the process of drawing from Eric’s personal history to write Arthur in Underland? Conversely, what is it like to perform in? … Continue reading

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Entering Underland

I’m thrilled to be back at CounterPULSE, about a year after our first ARC residency. The piece we created through the residency, FRIEND came out of the recent loss of one of my closest friends to a brain tumor at … Continue reading

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Crash Landing

Somehow my post-performance experience for major projects always ends up as a crash landing. No matter how much I prepare, or how much time I leave open for recovery, there’s always an awkwardness as I attempt to integrate back into … Continue reading

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The Dislocation Express, V-Blog #11: David Ryther and Mantra Plonsey

After the performance of The Dislocation Express on Wednesday night, David Ryther and I were in front of the Ed Roberts Campus, waiting to go inside and pack up. We were standing where the whole performance journey starts, and now … Continue reading

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The Dislocation Express, V-Blog #10: Sebastian Grubb

I love risk in performance. Whether it’s physical risk, emotional risk, conceptual risk or some other category entirely, I find that when the stakes are high onstage I feel indisputably alive. The Dislocation Express contains a great deal of risk. … Continue reading

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Holding On/Letting Go

Opening night of The Dislocation Express was rough for me. I thought that the show went well for the most part, we pulled off some complex logistics, and the performers were really strong. The rough part was my internal journey. … Continue reading

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