Hot Spot with Katharine Hawthorne

Hot Spot
with Katharine Hawthorne
November 13-24

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

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

Calling all thrill-seekers, dreamers, and futurists! This class is a chance to imagine the future and enact it through movement. We will warm up through a series of scored improvisations, building into full bodied phrasework and creative composition tasks. Katharine treats class as a laboratory for research and discovery, at the same time guiding dancers towards an expansive and high energy physicality. Come explore how to unhinge technique and go deep.

This class is geared towards anyone with an appetite to move (intermediate-advanced movers).

Katharine Hawthorne is a San Francisco based dancer and choreographer. She holds BS in Physics and Dance, with honors, from Stanford University. Katharine is a current member of Liss Fain Dance and collaborating artist with Ledges and Bones, and she has previously appeared with Hope Mohr Dance and James Sewell Ballet. She was nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award in Individual Performance for her entire 2014-2015 season and recognized in Dance Magazine for her “powerful, sinuous movement.” Katharine has presented her choreography in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Chicago, Greece, Argentina, Canada, and Italy.

Photo credit: Colin Conces