• The Velveteen Rabbit

    ODC/Dance returns to the stage with the beloved Bay Area holiday tradition, The Velveteen Rabbit, directed and choreographed by KT Nelson
    Based on the beloved children’s classic book by Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit is brimming with wit, festive costumes, madcap characters and the perfect amount of holiday cheer! Featuring captivating narration, a delightful musical score by Benjamin Britten, and larger-than-life storybook characters portrayed by the world-class dancers of ODC/Dance.

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  • L.A. Contemporary Dance Company - Dancing in Snow

    DANCING IN SNOW (2022), choreographed by Roderick George, is a sophisticated and thoughtful statement about Black and Queer experiences and how cultural appropriation and tokenism separate Black dancing and culture from Black bodies.

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  • The Velveteen Rabbit

    ODC/Dance returns to the stage with the beloved Bay Area holiday tradition, The Velveteen Rabbit, directed and choreographed by KT Nelson
    Based on the beloved children’s classic book by Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit is brimming with wit, festive costumes, madcap characters and the perfect amount of holiday cheer! Featuring captivating narration, a delightful musical score by Benjamin Britten, and larger-than-life storybook characters portrayed by the world-class dancers of ODC/Dance.

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  • L.A. Contemporary Dance Company - Dancing in Snow

    DANCING IN SNOW (2022), choreographed by Roderick George, is a sophisticated and thoughtful statement about Black and Queer experiences and how cultural appropriation and tokenism separate Black dancing and culture from Black bodies.

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  • The Velveteen Rabbit

    ODC/Dance returns to the stage with the beloved Bay Area holiday tradition, The Velveteen Rabbit, directed and choreographed by KT Nelson
    Based on the beloved children’s classic book by Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit is brimming with wit, festive costumes, madcap characters and the perfect amount of holiday cheer! Featuring captivating narration, a delightful musical score by Benjamin Britten, and larger-than-life storybook characters portrayed by the world-class dancers of ODC/Dance.

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  • L.A. Contemporary Dance Company - Dancing in Snow

    DANCING IN SNOW (2022), choreographed by Roderick George, is a sophisticated and thoughtful statement about Black and Queer experiences and how cultural appropriation and tokenism separate Black dancing and culture from Black bodies.

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  • L.A. Contemporary Dance Company - Dancing in Snow

    DANCING IN SNOW (2022), choreographed by Roderick George, is a sophisticated and thoughtful statement about Black and Queer experiences and how cultural appropriation and tokenism separate Black dancing and culture from Black bodies.

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  • The Velveteen Rabbit

    ODC/Dance returns to the stage with the beloved Bay Area holiday tradition, The Velveteen Rabbit, directed and choreographed by KT Nelson
    Based on the beloved children’s classic book by Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit is brimming with wit, festive costumes, madcap characters and the perfect amount of holiday cheer! Featuring captivating narration, a delightful musical score by Benjamin Britten, and larger-than-life storybook characters portrayed by the world-class dancers of ODC/Dance.

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  • The Velveteen Rabbit

    ODC/Dance returns to the stage with the beloved Bay Area holiday tradition, The Velveteen Rabbit, directed and choreographed by KT Nelson
    Based on the beloved children’s classic book by Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit is brimming with wit, festive costumes, madcap characters and the perfect amount of holiday cheer! Featuring captivating narration, a delightful musical score by Benjamin Britten, and larger-than-life storybook characters portrayed by the world-class dancers of ODC/Dance.

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  • The Velveteen Rabbit

    ODC/Dance returns to the stage with the beloved Bay Area holiday tradition, The Velveteen Rabbit, directed and choreographed by KT Nelson
    Based on the beloved children’s classic book by Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit is brimming with wit, festive costumes, madcap characters and the perfect amount of holiday cheer! Featuring captivating narration, a delightful musical score by Benjamin Britten, and larger-than-life storybook characters portrayed by the world-class dancers of ODC/Dance.

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  • Nava Dance Theatre presents: Rogue Gestures/Foreign Bodies

    Rogue Gestures/Foreign Bodies uses bharatanatyam and experimental movement to examine the labor of South Asian immigrant women who came to the US after the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act. Inspired by the oral histories of Indian nurses who immigrated to the US due to labor shortages, choreographer Nadhi Thekkek, and her collaborators explore the heavy and enduring work of brown women and the worlds they traverse between. They ask, who puts a price on this labor? What is the cost of opportunity? Who gets to decide how foreign we are? Through community interviews, historical texts, and poetry, Rogue Gestures/Foreign Bodies negotiates these questions and examines what it means to belong in America. 

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  • The Velveteen Rabbit

    ODC/Dance returns to the stage with the beloved Bay Area holiday tradition, The Velveteen Rabbit, directed and choreographed by KT Nelson
    Based on the beloved children’s classic book by Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit is brimming with wit, festive costumes, madcap characters and the perfect amount of holiday cheer! Featuring captivating narration, a delightful musical score by Benjamin Britten, and larger-than-life storybook characters portrayed by the world-class dancers of ODC/Dance.

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  • Nava Dance Theatre presents: Rogue Gestures/Foreign Bodies

    Rogue Gestures/Foreign Bodies uses bharatanatyam and experimental movement to examine the labor of South Asian immigrant women who came to the US after the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act. Inspired by the oral histories of Indian nurses who immigrated to the US due to labor shortages, choreographer Nadhi Thekkek, and her collaborators explore the heavy and enduring work of brown women and the worlds they traverse between. They ask, who puts a price on this labor? What is the cost of opportunity? Who gets to decide how foreign we are? Through community interviews, historical texts, and poetry, Rogue Gestures/Foreign Bodies negotiates these questions and examines what it means to belong in America. 

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  • ODC School Youth & Teen Program – December Showcase

    Our December Showcase is an opportunity for several classes in the ODC Youth & Teen Program to share what they have learned during the Fall session. A rewarding and fun experience for both dancers and their families, it will feature a broad range of ages and dance styles in an informal studio setting. This year we will have 2 back-to-back performances to accommodate the many participating students. Please choose your tickets carefully for the correct show, and limit your purchase to 2 tickets per student to give everyone the chance to see their dancers in action in our Studio B.

     

    Program A: 1:00pm Program B – 3:00pm
    Welcome to Hip Hop A, Angelica Perez, 
    Youth Hip Hop A, Angelica Perez, 
    Step Onstage A, Michelle Lynch, Kimi Okada
    Step Onstage C, Elena Martins, Kimi Okada
    Seeds, Angelica Perez, Terrence Paschal
    Dance Jam, Dexandro Montalvo, Kimi Okada
    Ballet II, Corie Altaffer
    Ballet III, KJ Dahlaw
    Teen Hip Hop I, Angelica Perez
    Step Onstage A, Michelle Lynch, Kimi Okada
    Step Onstage C, Elena Martins, Kimi Okada
    Dance Around the World, Gabriela Shiroma
    Seeds, Angelica Perez, Terrence Paschal
    Dance Jam, Dexandro Montalvo, Kimi Okada
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  • Nava Dance Theatre presents: Rogue Gestures/Foreign Bodies

    Rogue Gestures/Foreign Bodies uses bharatanatyam and experimental movement to examine the labor of South Asian immigrant women who came to the US after the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act. Inspired by the oral histories of Indian nurses who immigrated to the US due to labor shortages, choreographer Nadhi Thekkek, and her collaborators explore the heavy and enduring work of brown women and the worlds they traverse between. They ask, who puts a price on this labor? What is the cost of opportunity? Who gets to decide how foreign we are? Through community interviews, historical texts, and poetry, Rogue Gestures/Foreign Bodies negotiates these questions and examines what it means to belong in America. 

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  • The Velveteen Rabbit

    ODC/Dance returns to the stage with the beloved Bay Area holiday tradition, The Velveteen Rabbit, directed and choreographed by KT Nelson
    Based on the beloved children’s classic book by Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit is brimming with wit, festive costumes, madcap characters and the perfect amount of holiday cheer! Featuring captivating narration, a delightful musical score by Benjamin Britten, and larger-than-life storybook characters portrayed by the world-class dancers of ODC/Dance.

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  • 2022 Pilot Program

    This year, ODC has partnered with the California Arts Council to relaunch Pilot for a special 50th anniversary! The program was originally created in 1990 to nurture the development of emerging choreographers. In 2022, with CAC’s support, we offered new services for emerging and mid-career choreographers, such as free rehearsal space, artistic stipends, and more intensive mentorship to support local choreographers seeking guidance. The program is spearheaded by ODC Associate Choreographer and School Director, Kimi Okada.
     

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  • 2022 Pilot Program

    This year, ODC has partnered with the California Arts Council to relaunch Pilot for a special 50th anniversary! The program was originally created in 1990 to nurture the development of emerging choreographers. In 2022, with CAC’s support, we offered new services for emerging and mid-career choreographers, such as free rehearsal space, artistic stipends, and more intensive mentorship to support local choreographers seeking guidance. The program is spearheaded by ODC Associate Choreographer and School Director, Kimi Okada.
     

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  • ODC/Dance Path of Miracles

    Inspired by the Camino de Santiago and created by ODC/Dance's KT Nelson in collaboration with San Francisco’s vocal ensemble, Volti, Path of Miracles, is a critically acclaimed site-specific performance experience originally performed in San Francisco's Grace Cathedral. 

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