"Creating spare but incisive characters and relationships is something at which choreographer Mei-Ling Stuart has become masterful."

— Rita Felciano, San Francisco Bay Guardian

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The Dresses/ Objects Project (2010)

The Dresses/Objects Project was conceived by artist Katrina Rodabaugh as a collaborative, multidisciplinary project in collaboration with over 30 women artists. She printed poems from Gertrude Stein's book, Tender Buttons, on to recycled fabric with a letterpress and sent the fabric prints to various artists and designers to craft into dresses and wearable objects. EmSpace Dance created a site-specific dance performance with live original music as part of the installation exhibit at Z Space/Theater Artaud.

Project Conception and Installation by:
Katrina Rodabaugh
Choreographed by:
Erin Mei-Ling Stuart in collaboration with the cast
Original music by:
Daveen DiGiacamo with El Beh and Lianna Stuart
Dancers:
Christine Bonasea, Rebecca Gilbert, Shawnrey Notto, Juliann Rhodes, and Julie Sheetz
Dressmakers/ visual artists:
Kehren Barbour, Sasha Duerr, Marcie Farwell, "Feral Childe", Alison McLennan, "Moira & Obbie", Pilar Nadal, Rebecca Overacre, and Ambra Sultzbaugh
photo by Katrina Rodabaugh