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Rhythm Bath

Susan Marshall & Mimi Lien


Categories: Dance, Visual Art, Immersive/Interactive Experience

Dates: September 20, 2023 - September 24, 2023

Run Time: 60 mins

Venue: Christ Church Neighborhood House


Produced by The Institute on Disabilities, Temple University and Studio Susan Marshall. Major support for Rhythm Bath has been provided to the Institute on Disabilities by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

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

Support for Rhythm Bath has been provided to the Institute on Disabilities by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

About the Artist

Choreographer Susan Marshall has collaborated with visual artists, scientists and composers on theater productions and gallery installations. Employing modest means to resonant effect, her movement vocabularies often include everyday gestures distilled to near abstraction. Interdependency, freedom within constraints and humor are constants in her work. The parent of an autistic son and member of a community of families of neurodiverse individuals, Marshall is pleased to be part of the movement to increase access for neurodiverse individuals in the arts. She has received MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships and three “Bessie” Awards. Her company has performed worldwide and at BAM, The Kitchen, NY Live Arts, Baryshnikov Arts Ctr., Andrea Rosen Gallery, Kennedy Ctr., UCLA, Krannert Ctr., Walker Art Ctr. and Montclair State Univ. Her work is in the repertories of Nederlands Dans Theatre, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Pacific NW Ballet and others. Marshall is a professor and the Director of Dance at Princeton Univ. 
Mimi Lien designs sets/environments for theater, dance and opera. With a background in architecture, her work often focuses on the interaction between audience/environment and object/performer. Lien was the first stage designer to be named a MacArthur Fellow. She also creates large public artworks and sculptural/performance installations. Selected work: Sweeney Todd (Broadway); Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (Broadway, Tony Award); Fairview, An Octoroon (Soho Rep.); Taylor Mac’s A 24 Decade History of Popular Music (St. Ann’s Warehouse; int’l. tour). Lien is a co-founder of JACK (Brooklyn) and artist-in-residence at the Park Ave Armory and Lincoln Ctr. She’s received a Tony Award, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle, Am. Theatre Wing Hewes Design Award, LA Drama Critics Circle Award, Bessie Award and an OBIE for sustained excellence.


  • Rohan BhargavaPerformer
  • Ching-I ChangPerformer
  • Sydney DonovanPerformer
  • Nico GonzalesPerformer
  • Courtney HenryPerformer
  • Shayla-Vie JenkinsPerformer
  • Vanessa KnousePerformer
  • Albert QuesadaPerformer
  • Gabrielle RevlockPerformer
  • Darrin Michael WrightPerformer
  • Dan TruemanComposers
  • Jason TreutingComposers
  • Jeanette Oi-Suk YewLighting
  • Oana BotezCostumes

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