Dance Naked is proud to announce the Portland premier of What Is Erotic?, a 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!
The Portland production will have a workshop preview as part of the Fertile Ground Festival on January 27th & 28th at 7:30pm at The Headwaters, and a Valentine’s weekend run from February 12th-14th at 8pm (also at The Headwaters).
What: WHAT IS EROTIC? a curated cabaret of community-based talent!
Where: The Headwaters – 55 NE Farragut St. Portland, OR 97211
When: January 27th & 28th @7:30pm (Fertile Ground preview performances) and February 12th-14th @8pm
Tickets: $15-$25 (online and at the door)
(for those unfamiliar with the Fertile Ground festival, it is a festival of new work – primarily theater- in Portland, Oregon. It was the birth place of the original Inviting Desire, as well as Lust & Marriage. For $50 you can buy a pass that gets you into ANY and ALL shows in the festival. Please select Dance Naked as the recipient of a portion of your festival pass!)
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.