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ODC/Dance Downtown
March 20 - 30

ODC/Dance Downtown 2014


March 20-30


San Francisco’s internationally acclaimed contemporary dance company ODC/Dance celebrates its 43rd season with world premiere boulders and bones, an epic work inspired by the work of visual artist Andy Goldsworthy, and including collaborations with Zoë Keating, Alexander V. Nichols, and RJ Muna; a revisit of 2013 smash hit Triangulating Euclid created by ODC Artistic Directors Brenda Way and KT Nelson in collaboration with NY choreographer Kate Weare; Two if by Sea, new choreography by ODC Associate Choreographer Kimi Okada; and a reprise of the beloved future classic Unintended Consequences: A Meditation. Enjoy a season of epic collaborations and inspiring work.


Opening Night Performance, Gala, and After-Party
Thursday, March 20, 8pm
Celebrate ODC’s 43rd Season at our opening night performance and annual Gala Celebration, Thursday March 20th, beginning at 6pm. More details here.

Program A
Thursday, March 20, 8:00pm, Opening Night Gala program*
Friday March 21, 8:00pm

Wednesday, March 26, 7:30pm

Friday March 28, 8:00pm

Sunday, March 30, 4:00pm

boulders and bones (2014)
(World Premiere)
choreographers – Brenda Way, KT Nelson

Inspired by the work of visual artist Andy Goldsworthy and set to a commissioned score performed live by acclaimed avant cellist Zoë Keating, Way and Nelson’s fearless choreography touches on transformation in both art and nature. RJ Muna’s photographic mise en scene, which traces the shifting light, changing landscape, and building process of Goldsworthy’s installation, takes us through the chaos of creative process to the clarity of completion.

Program B

Saturday, March 22, 8:00pm

Sunday, March 23, 4:00pm
Thursday, March 27, 7:30pm
Saturday, March 29, 8:00pm

TWO IF BY SEA (2013) 
(YBCA Premiere)
choreography - Kimi Okada

Inspired by clandestine physical languages and codes, this rhythmic, physical duet spiced with tap, delightful partnering, and a wink of humor unveils the power of hidden signals.  From the glimmer of an SOS signal to the click of Morse code, from a coaches tug of an ear to the lift of lover's eyebrow, we all have our codes. 

choreography – Brenda Way, KT Nelson, Kate Weare

Way and Nelson team up with acclaimed New York-based choreographer Kate Weare in this unprecedented collaboration. A smash hit of the 2013 season, this work was inspired by a rare original edition of Euclid’s Elements, perhaps the most influential work in the history of mathematics.  This highly physical and emotive piece moves from the formal elegance of geometry to its human implication: from triangles to threesomes, from lines to connections, from the page to the heart.

choreography –Brenda Way

Performed to great acclaim throughout ODC's State Department tour of Asia, Unintended Consequences shines a critical light on the current state of political affairs and our inadvertent complicity in them.  Never one to harangue, Way has taken this opportunity to compose a quiet, ironic and insightfully humorous piece set to music by renowned performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson.

$75: Premium Orchestra and Opening Night

$55: Gold Tier

$35: Silver Tier

$20: Balcony Tier
Premiere Package
Purchase tickets to both program A and B for only $80, and see premieres of both the highly anticipated boulders and bones and Two if by Sea.
Call YBCA Box Office at 415.978.ARTS (2787) for special premiere offer.
Reserve the edge of your seat today.

PHONE ORDERS: 415.978.ARTS (2787)    



GROUP SALES (10+ tickets) 
Contact the YBCA Box Office at 415.978.ARTS

WALK-UP ORDERS Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 
(inside the Galleries and Forum Building), 
701 Mission Street at 3rd 
(No convenience fee for tickets purchased in person)



Sunday, Tuesday & Wednesday: 12:00-6:00pm

Thursday-Saturday: 12:00-8:00pm

Closed Mondays

All performances at
 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Lam Research Theater
 700 Howard Street at Third Street, San Francisco
Opening Night After-Party
Purchase your tickets to both the performances and the After Party. Celebrate into the night with ODC Dancers and Artistic Team, and enjoy premium wines and a decadent dessert buffet.







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