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|Country and Region||United States — California|
|Type of Festival||Dance|
|Location of Festival||San Francisco, California, USA|
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OUST was a two week mini-festival where three international companies came together to present a wide array of work of their own and perform in each others’ pieces. The companies work within physically integrated dances for a series of expectation-shattering performances on the edges of dance, theater and music—by performers with and without disabilities. Each weekend was different and featured Choreography by Nadia Adame, Mélanie Demers, Eric Kupers, Joe Goode, and Jacques Poulin-Denis.
|Festival Dates||May 9 - 18, 2008|
The project is the third cycle of a trilogy of works by Eric Kupers, sprouting from investigations of the Buddhist “three marks of existence” teachings, which identify three essential characteristics of all phenomena: Anicca, Anatta and Dukkha (impermanence, non-self, and unreliability). Similarly to the first two cycles, ANICCA (2006) and DROP (2007), the ensemble began with questions about one of the “three marks,” and was led on a wild ride of movement, sonic, theatrical, meditative, psychological and community explorations, resulting in what is seen and heard onstage. OUST (chapter 1) was created with support from the MAP Fund, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, Meet the Composer’s MetLife Creative Connections program, an anonymous foundation, CELLspace and ODC Theater.