What Is Erotic?
Dance Naked is proud to announce the Portland premier of What Is Erotic?, a curated cabaret of original performances that respond to this powerful question. Just as the answer varies from person to person, so does the mode of expression. What Is Erotic? includes storytelling, stand-up, spoken word, song and dance. From vanilla to kinky, sacred to profane, What Is Erotic? showcases some of the most intimate, raw, authentic performances Portland has to offer.
Dance Naked is known for creating sex-positive theater that celebrates the erotic, and illuminates the shadows of human sexuality. What is Erotic? gives artists of all kinds the opportunity to creatively express a wide open spectrum of desire, and invites the audience to answer the question for themselves. Don’t miss this original evening of truth and dare!
How it began
What is Erotic? began 10 years ago in Santa Cruz, as a fundraiser for The 418 Project, local theater company. The invitation went out to the community to develop a performance piece around the theme, and the response was electric. The resulting production was such a hit that the concept continued to expand and grow, and has now spread to San Francisco (for more on the history of the production, go to www.whatiserotic.com). A portion of ticket sales from the Portland performances will benefit the 418 Project as well.
The performances sold out! We’ll rent a larger theater next year!
Erotic Selfie Contest
We held an erotic selfie contest. You are invited to check out the fun and diverse submissions here on the blog.