Eric Kupers

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Professor and Interim Chair of Theatre and Dance

Theatre and Dance

E-mail: eric.kupers@csueastbay.edu

Phone: 510-885-3154

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Expertise

Dance, Performance, Inclusive Performance, Disability and Dance, Autism, Social Justice Performance, Meditation, Buddhism, Movement Meditation

Biography

Eric Kupers' primary choreography and performance work has been with Dandelion Dancetheater, which he co-founded in 1996 with Kimiko Guthrie. For that company, he created numerous works that have been presented throughout the Bay Area and in Los Angeles, New York, Minnesota, Hawaii, Montana, Scotland, and India. Professor Kupers performed with Della Davidson's companies and the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, as well he has created commissioned dance/theater pieces for Big Moves, the National Organization for Men Against Sexism, California Choreographers Dance Festival, California State University, East Bay, and Clausen House program for developmentally disabled adults. Professor Kupers was an artist in residence at Jon Sims Center for the Arts from 2001-2005 and received numerous awards and grants, including a 2005 Dance USA/Irvine Foundation Dancemaker Grant and a 2006-08 Gerbode Choreography Grant. He is also an artist in residence at ODC Theater in San Francisco.

In The News

  • 30 Days of Pride

    Kupers was included in the CSU’s LGBTQIA Pride month feature celebrating the faculty members, students, alumni and staff committ​ed to breaking down closet doors year-round. Kupers helped assemble the university’s first-ever Inclusive Performance Festival.

    June 1, 2021