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Calendar, Night&Day Seduction


Sixteen ladies who lick the air with their legs. Line of sixteen, leaning. Formations lifted into gyrations: a partnership. Bianca Cabrera's Blind Tiger Society roars onto the stage at ODC Theater for its biggest show yet in The Aftermath…
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Calendar, Night&Day Spread the Steps

Spread the Steps

ODC's biannual showcase Dance and Diaspora returns with Persian dance artists Farima Berenji and Shahrzad Khorsandi. After the success of last year's Layla Means Night, which featured both dancers in a choose-your-own-adventure production of the story of Scheherazade, sinuous…
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Calendar, Night&Day Dance Dads

Dance Dads

In Father On, presented by first-time collaborators Scott Wells, artistic director of Scott Wells & Dancers, and Sheldon Smith, co-artistic director of Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts, you can expect to see a highly athletic and surprisingly humorous take on what…
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Calendar, Night&Day Tech Steps

Tech Steps

Goldie Award-winning KUNST-STOFF Dance Company celebrates its 15th season in San Francisco with two programs that combine nostalgia and innovation. Program I features a solo for founding choreographer Yannis Adoniou created in collaboration with LINES Ballet artistic director Alonzo…
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Calendar, Night&Day Dead Woman Talking

Dead Woman Talking

Haunted-house tours are a Halloween standard, but Rosanna Gamson/World Wide takes the idea of a spooky installation a step further in Layla Means Night, the "séance for 1000 brides" the Los Angeles-based company is staging on all three floors…
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Calendar, Night&Day Dames, Bullets, tap-dancing

Dames, Bullets, tap-dancing

It was day, but the light had the ashtray color of stale fog. He's a writer, so the whiskey bottle next to him stands as empty as the page in front of him. You have to read these words…
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Calendar, Night&Day make it new

make it new

Dance Theatre of San Francisco, one of the city's newest contemporary dance companies, introduces itself to the public in "Debut", Oct. 11-13 at ODC Theater. Combining the forces of four local choreographers with international résumés, Dance Theater of San…
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Calendar, Night&Day Ambulatory Motion That Even Los Angeles Can Love

Ambulatory Motion That Even Los Angeles Can Love

Los Angeles has been notoriously hostile to its own dance companies, despite Angelinos swarming the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion when renowned companies like American Ballet Theater, the Kirov, and Nederlands Dans Theater come to town. But the city's Bodytraffic, founded…
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Calendar, Night&Day Let's Put on a Show

Let's Put on a Show

Like those 1940s MGM musicals in which a ragtag gang of vaudevillians have a few measly hours to put together a show, ODC Theater challenged 2013 Isadora Duncan Award-winning choreographer Pearl Marill and ODC Theater Artist-in-Residence Hope Mohr to…
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Calendar, Night&Day We, the Guinea Pigs

We, the Guinea Pigs

The Garage, tucked between antiques emporia and car repair shops on Bryant and Fifth, presents multiple dance and theater productions weekly on its cozy black-box stage and has launched many projects through its Resident Artists' Workshop. At the sixth…
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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 Sugarfoot


There are at least two things we simply cannot resist here at SF Weekly: sweets and a good show. Indulge! provides them both. A benefit for ODC Theater, Indulge! in-vites the community onto the ODC stage for a night of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Wading Into the Deep End

Wading Into the Deep End

Is it true that neurological conditions like depression, anxiety, dementia, and schizophrenia can heighten people’s creativity and contribute to their artistic output? The Bay Area Art and Science Interdisciplinary Collaborative Sessions is presenting a program that will explore the interactions…
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Calendar, Night&Day Traditional Oppression

Traditional Oppression

The nine characters in Sheetal Gandhi’s Bahu-Beti-Biwi (“Daughter-in-law, Daughter, Wife”), a solo show that blends theater, singing, and different forms of world dance, are both disparate and unified. “They’re inspired by women in my life,” she says, like her mom…
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Calendar, Night&Day Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire

Disney’s animated version of the story of Aladdin had a lot going on. There were the Broadway-worthy songs, Robin Williams hamming it up as the voice of the genie, and let’s not forget Princess Jasmine’s belly-baring harem pants ensemble. Do…
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Calendar, Night&Day The World's a Stage

The World's a Stage

A Turk, a Brazilian, and a Slav walk onto an empty stage. Far from being the setup of a joke, this is the debut of "Dance and Diaspora," an annual program that showcases the work of ODC’s world dance faculty.…
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Calendar, Night&Day A TARDIS in Every Driveway

A TARDIS in Every Driveway

Whether it's science fiction (Asteroid, Mad Max, The Hunger Games) or science fact (global warming, nuclear arms, a pregnant Kardashian), the future can look downright scary. It can also look pretty cool – android housekeepers, "smart cars" that avoid collisions,…
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Calendar, Night&Day One Scandalous Movement

One Scandalous Movement

Few dance troupes possess the elegance, humor, and subversive sensuality necessary to approach the Bloomsbury Set as subject matter, but it is a milieu in which Jenny McAllister’s 13th Floor Dance Theater thrives. Directed like a reality TV show from…
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Calendar, Night&Day Life’s Only Constant

Life’s Only Constant

Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go! was something we often turned to as we entered new stages in life. However, we realize things don’t always work as Dr. Seuss said they would -- the bitter reality being that life…
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