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Calendar, Night&Day Natural Chaos

Natural Chaos

Andy Goldsworthy paints with time, patiently constructing ephemera that rises to the peak of its beauty and vitality at the very moment entropy takes hold and decay sets in. Whether it is a string of autumn leaves trapped in…
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Calendar, Night&Day Real Rabbit

Real Rabbit

For parents looking for an alternative to the dozens of Nutcrackers popping up in every theater or for anyone craving a heartwarming, family-friendly afternoon of first-rate dancing, ODC's holiday ballet The Velveteen Rabbit is the perfect show. With ten…
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Calendar, Night&Day Lines of Communication

Lines of Communication

One eye shut makes a line a lie. A line is a breadthless length, an infinity of points in one dimension. The ray is half a line, a lit-up lie, a wave or a particle made real by the machine…
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Calendar, Night&Day Dance Dance Revolution

Dance Dance Revolution

What is contemporary dance? Guggenheim fellow Brian Brooks acknowledges the references to ballet, street dance, Cunningham, and release that appear in his solo I'm Going to Explode, but explains, "all the references are in the support of the guts of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Right on Time

Right on Time

Few choreographers have stood downtown and not dreamed of staging the morning commute -- all that hustle and bustle, all those people slipping around one another, all that solo rhythm within the larger movement, all that to-go coffee. And don’t…
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Calendar, Night&Day Forty: So <i>Old</i>

Forty: So Old

Dance-making is about specificity, says choreographer Brenda Way. It should “alert your eye or trigger your consciousness.” The two world premieres that anchor tonight's program of ODC/Dance Downtown 2011: A Force at Forty sound very specific. Kimi Okada's I Look…
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Calendar, Night&Day Open House

Open House

Brenda Way, KT Nelson, and Kimi Okada run a tight ship, and it's a good thing. ODC Dance is an empire, encompassing a contemporary dance company, a huge school, a dancers' clinic, and the soon-to-be-reopened theater. Maybe best of all…
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Calendar, Night&Day ODC/Dance Unplugged

ODC/Dance Unplugged

A behind-the-scenes look at new work by ODC choreographers Brenda Way, KT Nelson, and Kimi Okada. After the show, engage the creators and performers in discussion of the work. A gold star to anyone brave enough to ask the million-dollar…
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Calendar, Night&Day Do A Little Dance

Do A Little Dance

If food is the music of love, play on, but some modern dance to set the scene might be nice as well. Of course, a few munchies and libations aren't the only reason audiences will be flocking to ODC for…
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Calendar, Night&Day You Can Always Go

You Can Always Go

ODC Dance company presents its annual field trip to Mission and Third, "ODC/Dance Downtown." With a whopping five world premieres by choreographers Brenda Way and K.T. Nelson performed by the company pros, the series also features a few different food-related…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Dance Company

ODC/San Francisco 3153 17th St. (at Shotwell), 863-6606, ODC/San Francisco is proof that you don't need to have an outpost in New York to be a successful dance company. Founded in 1971 by Artistic Director Brenda Way, who…
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Culture, Stage Up Close and Personal

Up Close and Personal

Too often, writing an article about a modern dance company, no matter the group's merit, is an act of charity. Not so with ODC. While even critically lauded troupes often struggle to fill theaters, ODC has sold out three home…
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wednesday june 21 Time Keeps on Slippin' What happens when Aristophanes' Lysistrata astral projects into the future? The answer to this strange question can be found in Galaxy Date 2022, a new play by Jessica Yarbrough that jumps back and…
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