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ODC/Dance DowntownYBCA | March 17-27, 2016
"Expressive and technically complex work …" - The New York TimesExperience stunning contemporary dance at ODC/Dance Downtown. The 2016 season features the following:
WEEK 1Thurs, March 17, 7:30pm, Opening Night Fri, March 18, 8:00pm, GalaSat March 19, 7:30pmSun, March 20, 5:00pm
WEEK 2Thurs, March 24, 7:30pmFri, March 25, 7:30pm LGBTQ NightSat March 26, 7:30pmSun, March 27, 5:00pm
Solo (World Premiere)Choreography: KT Nelson & Brandon “Private” FreemanWorking once again with award-winning composer Joan Jeanrenaud, Nelson ventures into the dream life of the boy and the man in her formal exploration of the artistry and prowess of ODC virtuoso, Brandon “Private” Freeman.Walk Back the Cat (World Premiere)Live Music with Paul Dresher EnsembleChoreography: Brenda WayWay’s Walk Back the Cat excavates the circuitous journey of the choreographic process and arrives in a world inspired by Thomas Hart Benton’s muscular and vital murals of American City Life in the 1930s. Including visuals by photographer RJ Muna and video by Ian Winters, the work features a commissioned jazz inspired score and live performance by Paul Dresher and musicians. Walk Back the Cat was made possible by contributions from NEA. The commissioning and production of this world premiere is made possible by Gerbode-Hewlett Foundations 2014 Choreographer Commissioning Awards initiativeI look vacantly at the Pacific...though regret (2011)Choreography: Kimi OkadaTaking its name from a Japanese pencil box, Kimi Okada explores the humorous and often awkward attempts at crosscultural understanding.
Dead Reckoning (2015)Choreography: KT NelsonOriginal music by Joan Jeanrenaud, celebrated Kronos Quartet Cellist, underscores Nelson’s vision of humanity in the throes of upheaval and its impact on the surrounding natural forces. Dead Reckoning refers to navigating without the predictable reference points of stars, increasing the likelihood of accumulative error.Giant (World Premiere)Co-commissioned by White Bird & ODCChoreography: Kate WeareIn Giant, controversial acts of heroism—from Salome to Edward Snowden—serve as a jumping off point to explore perception of the heroic body and fantasies about courage and valor. Dubbed “the voice of the ‘it’s complicated’ generation,” by Dance Magazine, Weare charts her own view of humanism by tackling head-on the violence, sensuality and complex yearning for intimacy that mark our age. Giant is made possible by White Bird’s ‘Barney’ Creative Prize
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater
700 Howard Street (at Third Street) San Francisco.
Dance Downtown Gala
Friday, March 18, 2016Celebrate ODC’s 45th Season at the annual Gala Celebration on Friday, March 18th. More information here.
All ticket sales are final. Performances, dancers, and guest artists subject to change.
Photo: RJ MUNA