Step right up for a one-of-a-kind pop-up experience called Tarotville. It’s a Tarot card reading for the audience, five dancers, astounding spectacle, and live music by Raffi and Ischa.
It’s my privilege and curse to come up with something. It’s my collaborators who improve it, add better ideas, get rid of the bad ones, put in heart and soul and thought, then zap it to life. Thank you, my friends.
Donating to Curbside Theater
Curbside requires the support of cultural enthusiasts like you. Please consider helping make this program available to communities and people who would otherwise be unable to afford it. SB Dance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and your donation is tax-deductible as allowable by law.
Curbside Theater takes multi-layered, entertaining, and professional production to where you live, work, and play. Shows are outside, under night skies, and is usually free.
- Who are you people? SB Dance is a company of professional artists, mainly dancers, who like pushing boundaries and inventing new things. Over the years, we’ve made concerts of all dance, pure theater, musicals, operettas, and immersive works. Curbside is what we call “dance theater”; that is, a little of both.
- How artsy fartsy is this? It’s approachable, entertaining, and made for curious, open-minded people without any special knowledge or familiarity with contemporary art.
- Who hires you? Curbside shows are “hosted” by arts councils, municipalities, colleges, neighborhoods, businesses, and individuals. They pay a fee to us, and admission is usually free or low cost. Lots of people donate to help make the show available to more people.
- Is this okay for kids? When asked if the show is “family-friendly”, we advise that audience members consider the experience like a nice restaurant: some youths enjoy it; others won’t be happy without a kids menu. This is a detailed description about audience appropriateness.
- Do you provide accessibility options? Curbside Theater suits audiences with varying disabilities. Please contact us if you have questions about accessibility at a specific location.
- Is it always the same show? “Tarotville” is a new piece for 2023. “All Those Kinds of Love” was conceived during the pandemic and born in 2022. Both are about 50 min.
- Why so late? We start at dusk so our stage lights are visible.
- Will you do a pro bono show? We waive our fee for organizations that help under-served communities. Please reach out if you are interested.
- How about social media? @sbdanceco on Instagram and tag #curbsidetheater.
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About Curbside Theater
When the 2020 shutdown occurred, Stephen (SB Dance’s founder/director) strapped a stage on an utility trailer and convinced dancer Annie Kent and musical duo Raffi and Ischa to drive around doing 10 minute mini-shows to anyone who made a free reservation. All outside, the show grew into more solos, and, for performers in the same bubble, some duets. Back then, we’d clean the stage surface between each piece.
Fasting forward two years, Curbside was a 50-min, complex work of art called All Those Kinds of Love. In 2023, the company pushes the small-stage, traveling format even further with a completely new production called Tarotville.
The goal of every Curbside Theater program is to engage curious people from all backgrounds with contemporary art that’s approachable, affordable, convenient, casual, fun, social, and under the stars.