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.
Muddbutt Mystery Theatre Troupe: 3 Decades of Artful Collaboration
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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!”
“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
Feature on The Do List
KQED Public Radio, June 2011