Dandelion Dancetheater
In Association With Jon Sims Center for the Arts Present
NIGHT MARSH (the culmination of the Undressed Project)

Friday and Saturday, June 25 -26, 2004 8 pm
Jon Sims Center for the Arts
1519 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

Tickets: $10-$15 sliding scale

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Photos by Jess Hooks and Luisa Silva

Eric Kupers’ NIGHT MARSH reveals a vibrant ecosystem of naked bodies, challenging mainstream notions about body image, beauty and death. Featuring a cast of dancers diverse in size, shape, color, age, ability/disability and sexual orientation, the audience is brought into a world where every body is fascinating in its quirks and idiosyncrasies.

NIGHT MARSH is the culmination of Eric Kupers’ three-year Undressed Project, created with and performed by Dandelion Dancetheater through a series of residencies at the Jon Sims Center for the Arts. Revealing a vibrant and diverse ecosystem of naked bodies, the work challenges cultural notions about body image, beauty and the denial of death.

Immerse yourself in a flood of provocative images, intimate contact, body questions and surreal emotional landscapes. Eric Kupers’ NIGHT MARSH is the culmination of his three-year Undressed Project created with and performed by Dandelion Dancetheater. The work reveals a vibrant ecosystem of naked bodies, challenging mainstream notions about body image, beauty and death.

NIGHT MARSH was developed through a series of experimental residencies at the Jon Sims Center for the Arts. With a cast of 18 dancers diverse in size, shape, color, age, ability/disability and sexual orientation, the work takes the viewer beyond normal contexts for nudity, into a world where every body is fascinating in its quirks and idiosyncracies.

Performer/Collaborators: Jen Arnoth, Lucia August, Marcel Degas, Debby Kajiyama, Eric Kupers, Jezebel Lee, Hector Marin-Rodas, Erin Nunn, Maritza Ogarro, Mike Ortiz, Jacques Poulin-Denis, Susannah Richter, Stacz Sadowski, Nol Simonse, April Taylor, Deborah Trudell, Jen Wong, Rob Woodman.
With video by Jess Hooks and Eric Kupers, set design by Jess Hooks and music by a wide range of composers, including Bay Area artists Lori B, Down River, Live Human and Patrick Cress’ Telepathy.

Please Note: This performance contains full nudity.