Kim Epifano will share a preview of her work-in-progress, Last Blue Couch in the Sky, commissioned and presented by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, at ODC Theater Unplugged on March 26th at 7PM at ODC Theater Dance Commons, Studio B.
ODC Theater Unplugged is a recurring platform offering a rare and candid look into the creative process. In this preview, we catch a glimpse into Epifano’s Last Blue Couch in the Sky, which pays tribute to the seminal places that influenced her work (celebrating Epifano’s 20th anniversary of Epiphany Productions), while also acknowledging other locations significant to the survival of artists within the rapidly changing city of San Francisco.
Kim finished her 30th anniversary year with the Mudd Butt Mystery Theater Troupe in Telluride, Colorado in the summer of 2016. This year’s show was “Robin Hood”.
Directors/Artistic Directors: Kim Epifano & Sally Davis.
Prop Master: Mike Stasiuk
Mudd Butts offers a vehicle to link with the mythic foundations that make us human and give life meaning. Our modern world can seem overwhelmingly complex and difficult. We believe that music, dance and theater offer a kind of open door that can provide a powerful transition from the magic of childhood into a balanced and creative lifetime. This year’s show was “Robin Hood.”
Kim was part of the team that created the Mudd Butt Anniversary book, looking back at 30 years of creating performing art with young people in the beautiful mountains of southwest Colorado, just published in August 2016. You can buy it at: www.tellurideacademy.org
Overflow crowds of 1,000 people in total came to the Tidal Canal of Alameda to watch Epiphany and Rhythmix Cultural Works’ “Island City Waterways.” Here are a few photos from the show.
Photos by Andy Mogg.
START POINT: Eureka Valley / Harvey Milk Memorial Branch Library, 1 Jose Sarria Court (off 16th & Market St, in the Castro), SF
WHEN: 10/15 (Sat) & 10/16 (Sun) 2016
TOUR TIMES: 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm, 2:00pm, 2:45pm (each tour lasts approximately 2 hours )
ARTISTS: Epiphany Productions , Chitresh Das Dance Company, James Graham Dance Theater, Fauxnique, Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, Parangal Filipino Dance Company and Laura Elaine Ellis.
TICKETS: Free with the cost of a Muni fare.
ROUTE: Audiences will ride Muni’s L, M, T-line from Castro to Montgomery Street Stations.
San Francisco Trolley Dances 2016 is funded through the generous support of:
National Endowment for the Arts, SFMTA, San Francisco Grants for the Arts/Hotel Tax Fund, California Arts Council, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, Walter & Elise Haas Fund, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Bernard Osher Foundation, Fleishhacker Foundation, Luck Star Foundation, Intersection for the Arts and our many generous donors!
Trolley Dances is a trademark of Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater and is used here with permission.
PR/Press: John Hill, email@example.com
Watch the SFTD 2015 Video: SFTD 2015 Video
Logo Design by Carre Designs.
Bottom photo, Parangal Dance Company, by This Is It Photography.
Other photos by Andy Mogg.
Come see Epiphany Productions in Mission Street Dances!
A FREE Festival!
Saturday, June 4th
Tours start at: noon, 1, 2 and 3pm
Meet at: Grey Area (2556 Mission St & 23rd)
The 5th Annual Walking Distance Dance Festival explores identity with a curated selection of local and national artists. June 4th is Walking Distance Dance Festival’s “Mission Street Dances.” Join a walking tour of the Mission District as local dance makers set their works on the streets of our city in a true interplay of life and art.
Tours will fill up so make a FREE reservation!!
Featured Artists: ODC/Dance, Kim Epifano’s Epiphany Productions, Dance Brigade, 13th Floor, David Herrera Performance Company, Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts.
Tours are Pay What You Can. Mission Street Dances is produced by ODC with Epiphany Productions. Total time with walking and performances is 2 hours.
San Francisco Trolley Dances 2016 is coming!
The 13th annual SFTD will be October 15-16.
Stay tuned, we’re so excited to share this year’s program with you!!