Dandelion Dancetheater


San Francicso, CA94103
Organization Type: 
Arts Organization
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Dandelion Dancetheater is situated at the crossroads of dance, theater, community activism, healing, and new performance forms. Its work is built from a fascination with artistic experimentation, vulnerability, and risk-taking and a simultaneous commitment to the creation of high-quality, radically accessible art. Dandelion Dancetheater views the exploration of the endless possibilities of the human body as a potent means for personal and collective growth and share this exploration with diverse populations through performance, teaching, speaking, video, and writing.
The company operates on the philosophy that how it makes work and who is included in that process is a determining factor of the meaning of its art. The Dandelion ensemble is a diverse group of dancers, actors, musicians, and performance technicians, all collaborators in the creation process. Also diverse in terms of size, age, sexual orientation, ability/disability, and cultural background, these artists are involved in in-depth research in the ways their backgrounds and artistic forms intersect. Built collaboratively over intensive rehearsal periods, the company’s works are both performative and an expression of community ritual. Performances dismantle the distinction between artist and ordinary person, inviting the audience to both see themselves reflected in and become a part of the experience.