Erasing Time is a photographic record of a live performance celebrating 50 years of Sara Shelton Mann’s collaborative performances. Spanning five hours and featuring over 40 artists, including members of the catalytic ensemble Contraband, the work was presented at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Dec 4-5, 2015. Featuring an extensive archive of both live performance and video projection, the event unfolded as a durational ritual.

With written memories from Jules Beckman, Lauren Elder, Kim Epifano, and Norman Rutherford, editing support from Elaine Katzenberger, with massive thanks to and energetic contributions from all the members of Contraband and our many many collaborators past and future. The Erasing Time book was supported by San Francisco Grants for the Arts/SPUN.

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Muddbutt Mystery Theatre Troupe: 3 Decades of Artful Collaboration

Please help us celebrate 33 years of collaborative theater adventures by supporting Mudd Butt Mystery Theatre Troupe with the purchase of the 30th Anniversary Commemorative Book.

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Past Articles

The Shaping of a Piece
Stance on Dance, January 2019

Dancemakers Explore Change
SF/Arts Monthly, June 2017

When the World is Your Studio
Dance Teacher Magazine, August 2016

Bay Area Choreographer FInding Inspiration in Alameda’s Waterways
Alameda Sun, May 2016

Kim Epifano Dances to Her 15th Season of Genre-Crossing Performances
The Potrero View, June 2011

Kim Epifano Dance at ODC
7x7SF, June 2011

Looping Back to San Francisco, Kim Epifano’s Web of Art Making
Dancers’ Group, June 2011

Lotta’s Opera on the Streets of San Francisco
The Epoch Times, May 2006

Audience Reflections: Last Blue Couch in the Sky

Last Blue Couch in the Sky was stunning, real, and so necessary. Kim Epifano has a gift at drawing forth the unique expression and courageous narratives from each of her collaborators. I wept several times thinking about how this rapidly changing city and was taken back to pulse of SF in the ’90s. THANK YOU! AMAZING WORK KIM, YOU’RE A BEAST!”
—Nicole Klaymoon

“It was my first time experiencing a live performance in various locations and each time the characters were sharing a short story. It’s like reading a book and suddenly being transported to a different setting and each setting is an interplay of different stories coming alive in different lights, colors, forms and textures. There was never a dull moment throughout the three-hour show. It was very engaging all the way. Congratulations to the cast and crew and esp Kim! More power to you and your team.”
— Yolanda Dizon

“The Last Blue Couch was both epic and intimate in its reflections on a fascinating neighborhood. The combination of storytelling and dance in the places where it all happened felt like I was part of something unique and was totally engrossing. There were so many striking and potent visuals that will stay in my mind for a long time. The performance has enriched my experience of being a new part of the SOMA community.”
— Daniel Harvey

Past Audio

Feature on The Do List
KQED Public Radio, June 2011

San Francisco Trolley Dances

Audience Reflections:

“Every year you manage to get better and better! So beautiful, so entertaining, so important! Than you for one of the high lights of our year!”

“Really interesting performances. I especially appreciated how related they all were to the spaces in which they were performed. I also liked how relevant they felt with current problems in the city.”

“It was my first time. Each performance was unique culturally and very in tune with location. The end performance by EPSDT broke my heart open with pride and joy for my city, my home, San Francisco. The tour all led up to this final piece. My heart was open and warmed up to be able to break open. Thank you thank you thank you.”

“I saw Trolley Dances last year for the first time. This year was even better. Really appreciated the attention to race, class, indigenous and cultural paradigms. Overall, the diversity this year was great.”

“I felt as if San Francisco was telling her story.”

Press Coverage 2021

Broadway World-  Aug 7, 2021

Fall arts 2021: Bay Area dance blooms in the great outdoors 
Mercury News – Aug 24, 2021

Highlights of Bay Area Theatre and Dance to See This Fall  
KQED – Aug 30, 2021

A dance to Autumn: Bay Area terpsichorian talents  
Bay Area Reporter – Aug 31, 2021

Watch now: Shifting Gears festival fills Madison parks with dance
Wisconsin State Journal – Sep 7, 2021

Bay Area dance scene bursting with elaborate options this fall 
SF Chronicle Datebook – Sep 9, 2021

Out & About
Marin Magazine – Oct 2021

2021 San Francisco “Trolley Dances” (October 16-17)
Fun Cheap SF

Trolley and aerial dance to hit SF streets this weekend
SF Examiner – Updated November 11, 2021

What To Do This Week: Oct 13 – Oct 17
Nob Hill Gazette – October 12, 2021

In Dance  San Francisco Trolley Dances 2021
In Dance Dancers Group – Fall 2021

Press Coverage 2020

3 Shows We’re Excited to See Onstage (and Online) this Month
Dance Magazine

Take a Ride Online with Epiphany Dance Theater, SFTD 2020
SF/Arts Monthly

San Francisco Trolley Dances Moves from the Street to the Screen! 
Broadway World

Press Coverage 2019

San Francisco Trolley Dances Announces 16th Annual Season
Broadway World

Site-specific dance moves around the Bay Area

2019 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF
FunCheap SF

Press Coverage 2018

Move through San Francisco with Trolley Dances

MUNI really moving with 15th annual SF Trolley Dances
SF Chronicle

15th Anniversary of SF Trolley Dances Travels from Mission Bay SFMOMA
SF Station

SF Trolley Dances 15th anniversary ~ ‘Men on Boats’ @ A.C.T. ~ Girl ~ Irish Arts & Writers Festival

Press Coverage 2017

East Bay Times

Impresario of the Undefinable
San Francisco magazine

Press Coverage 2015

Trolley Dances set to dazzle spectators in San Francisco this weekend
ABC-7 News

Exploring the city through SF Trolley Dances

Dance around town with site-specific performances
San Francisco Chronicle

All Aboard
SF Weekly

SF Trolley Dances Admission-Free Muni
FestivalSF Station

Dance on the Go: San Francisco Trolley Dances
Triple Dog Dare/ODC

Press Releases 2015

San Francisco Trolley Dances 2015 Press Release 1

San Francisco Trolley Dances 2015 Press Release 2

Epiphany Productions: Awardee of CAC 2015 Local Impact Grant

Press Photos

San Francisco Trolley Dance 2016

San Francisco Trolley Dances 2015

San Francisco Trolley Dances 2014

San Francisco Trolley Dances 2013

Rock & Mortar


‘Rock & Mortar’ takes audiences on a journey through memory
San Francisco Magazine, December 2019

A Rock & Mortar Remedy
Elizabeth Costello, December 2019

Z Space and Epiphany Dance Theater Present World Premiere Dec. 4-8
Broadway World, September 2019