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Susan Marshall & Mimi Lien – Rhythm Bath

September 21 @ 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm

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Susan Marshall & Mimi Lien - Rhythm Bath

Renowned choreographer Susan Marshall and Tony Award-winning set designer Mimi Lien combine forces to create an immersive and inclusive dance installation developed in conversation and collaboration with neurodiverse individuals and communities. Rhythm Bath blends performance, meditation, and wonder, inviting you to sense the dance happening around you. Come and go as you like—explore the accessible, transporting space of shifting fabric, light, sound, and movement.

Though most appropriate for people ages 13+, Rhythm Bath welcomes all art lovers. Please refer to our Know Before You Go guide for more information.

Rhythm Bath is produced by Studio Susan Marshall and the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, College of Education and Human Development.

Dancers perform in the space intermittently over the course of an hour. The installation is open for exploration 30 minutes before and after ticketed entry times. Space is limited.

This world premiere event will offer ASL interpretation, audio description, and unlimited use of Aira visual interpretation technology. A quiet lounge will also be available. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Learn more at disabilities.temple.edu/rhythm-bath

Susan Marshall is a choreographer who has collaborated with visual artists, scientists, composers, and music ensembles on large theater productions and gallery installations. She is known for employing modest means to resonant effect, and her movement vocabularies, which often include everyday gestures, are distilled to near abstraction and finely calibrated. Interdependency, freedom within constraints, and humor are constants in her work and process. As the parent of a son with autism and as a member of a community of families of neurodiverse individuals,  Marshall is excited by the increasing access for neurodiverse viewers and participants in the arts community and is pleased to be a part of this movement working to expand access to cultural events and to dance in particular.  Among other honors, Marshall is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, the Guggenheim Fellowship, and three New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Awards. Her dance company has performed extensively in theaters throughout the United States, Europe and Japan, including in NYC at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Kitchen, New York Live Arts, Baryshnikov Arts Center, and Andrea Rosen Gallery, and nationally at venues such as the Kennedy Center, the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, the Krannert Center, Gammage at Arizona State University, Walker Art Center and Montclair State University. Her work has entered the repertory of major dance companies, including Nederlands Dans Theatre, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Since 2009, Marshall has been a professor and the Director of Dance at Princeton University.

Mimi Lien is a designer of sets/environments for theater, dance, and opera. In 2015, she was named a MacArthur Fellow, the first set designer to achieve this distinction. Selected work includes Sweeney Todd (Broadway), Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812 (Broadway).

Creative Team

  • Rohan Bhargava Performer
  • Ching-I Chang Performer
  • Sydney Donovan Performer
  • Nico Gonzales Performer
  • Courtney Henry Performer
  • Shayla-Vie Jenkins Performer
  • Vanessa Knouse Performer
  • Albert Quesada Performer
  • Gabrielle Revlock Performer
  • Darrin Michael Wright Performer
  • Dan Trueman Composers
  • Jason Treuting Composers
  • Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew Lighting
  • Oana Botez Costumes


Appropriate for Ages 13+
Discounts & Payment
Accept All Major Credit Cards
Wheelchair Accessible
Street parking nearby, Garages in area $$, Close to public transportation


Christ Church Neighborhood House
20 North American St
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Just $15 for a full year!
Support Dance & The Arts in The Greater Philadelphia Region.