Hot Spot with Douglas Gillespie

Monday & Wednesday
October 15 and 17, 2018
10 - 11:30 AM

Drop-ins welcome. ODC class passes accepted, or pay a $15 drop-in fee per class.

The ODC School invites guest artists to come to teach Int/Adv classes in the Hot Spot on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. Keep an eye out for who’s coming to the Dance!

Led by founding Kate Weare Company dancer Douglas Gillespie, this class offers students a chance to explore the nature of powerful performing and partnering: sensitivity to self and others, moment-to-moment decisions that shape meaning in a viewer’s eye, authenticity in interpretation - hallmarks of Kate Weare’s work and KWCo dancers. Class phrase work derives from Weare’s iconic 2010 collaboration with the renowned SF-based old-time string band, The Crooked Jades. That collaboration will serve as a jumping off point for a new work, World’s on Fire, co-directed by Weare and Brenda Way for ODC and slated to premiere with live music by the Crooked Jades in ODC’s Spring Season at YBCA in 2019.

Douglas Gillespie is a Brooklyn-based artist passionate in the making, teaching and embodiment of dance as an art form. Gillespie was an originating company member and creative contributor throughout Kate Weare Company’s first decade. Currently serving as Guest Artist, he teaches on behalf of KWCo and assists Weare on commissions. Gillespie also teaches at colleges and dance centers around the world, most recently at The Juilliard School, NYU Tisch Summer Program, Mark Morris Dance Group, National Taiwan University of the Arts and on the faculty at Gibney Dance Center in New York. Gillespie was born in San Diego, Ca. raised in Jacksonville, Fl. and received his BFA in Dance from Florida State University in 2005.

Photo Credit: Keira Heu-Jwyn Chang