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- Driven Arts Collective presents<< KHÔRA >> | August 24, 8 PM, August 25, 5PM
Driven Arts Collective presents<< KHÔRA >>
August 24, 8 PM, August 25, 5PM | ODC Theater
With an infinity of open tabs, the internet appears to our spatial sensitivities as a field which receives all without becoming anything, lending itself to a conflict in spatial awareness: What does it mean to inhabit digital spaces? And from there, a consideration in simultaneity: How to inhabit digital and physical space at once? Our feet firmly planted in the physical. Dwelling. Being in Space. And at the same time, mentally traversing continents and rabbit holes: we cede control to the algorithms that swim around us - an evolving realm of hungry ghosts. Eager for attention and time, they capitalize on our “being there” - are completely dependent on our immaterial “placeness” in a digital sphere. Introducing wearable touch instruments requiring human bioelectricity to complete their circuits, and utilizing motion sensor technology to translate the dancers’ movement into sound << Khôra >> gives voice to the blossoming “Seers” all around us: They know where we are moving, and how fast, and in what direction. They know what we want before we do, because they remember what we have wanted before. They move with us. They use our bodies to sing. They constrict our daily gestures to the miniscule tapping of an opposable thumb. Do we resist them? Even when they connect us to one another?
- ODC Theater Presents Theater Unplugged with Larry Arrington | August 29, 8 PM
ODC Theater Presents Theater Unplugged with Larry Arrington
August 29, 8 PM | ODC Theater
ODC Theater Unplugged is a recurring platform offering a rare and candid look into the creative process. This edition features a work in progress by ODC Theater Resident Artist Larry Arrington called No Quarter, a folk dance that looks at the shadow side and spiritual underpinnings of eurocentric cultural tenets through a long lens of time. Notions of gods branch from the residue of these tenets. Sifting through consequences of time, Arrington is considering at archetypes of power and paternity. She is using Astrological time, not only as a deeply held personal practice but also as a tool to track the western notions of objectivity. The ideological movement from the many to the one span the Hellenistic Era, rise of monotheism, to the Copernican Revolution and the Enlightenment, to today. ODC Theater Resident Artist Larry Arrington is a dance-artist working in hybrids of idea and practice. Her work in dance (time/space/body/whole) pivots around a desire to orient towards the capacities within each of us— capacities that can glimpse unseen and unutterable horizons. Her body is her life and her life is her work.
- PUSH Dance Company presents PUSHfest 2019 | Fri-Sat, Sep 20-21 at 8pm & Sun, Sep 22 at 4:30pm & 7:30 PM
PUSH Dance Company Presents PUSHfest 2019
Fri-Sat, Sep 20-21 at 8pm & Sun, Sep 22 at 4:30pm & 7:30 PM | ODC Theater
Now in its sixth season, PUSHfest offers Bay Area audiences the unique opportunity to see multiple perspectives to dance-making all in one weekend, all on one stage. This year’s Festival features works spanning a variety of genres - including contemporary, modern, ballet, Kathak and site-specific works - alongside anticipated world premieres by PUSH Dance Company’s Artistic Director Raissa Simpson and PUSHLab Choreographer Gerald Casel.
- ODC Theater Presents Àse Dance Theater Collective Have K(NO!)w Fear: A Bluessical | October 17-19, 8 PM
ODC Theater Presents Àse Dance Theater Collective Have K(NO!)w Fear: A Bluessical
October 17-19, 8 PM | ODC Theater
Have K(NO!)w Fear: A Bluessical is an undoing spell that wants to untie all the knots that choke the future. It’s a kinesthetic reimagining of ritual dance theater as an action of protest, prayer, and healing.
- SATORI presents MAN in the BOX | October 24-26, 8 PM
SATORI presents MAN in the BOX
St Louis-based dancer and choreographer Tom Brady, in collaboration with Monica Newsam and artist and video artist Zlatko Cosic, bring a 40 year work-in-progress to ODC Theater this Fall. First staged in 1979 under the title Boxes at Franklin Furnace in New York as a reaction to the great and vexing social situations and dilemmas of the era, it has evolved over time into a meditation that invites the audience to witness a narrative that takes place on a stage filled with a forest of eighteen 15-foot poles as a man on the edge between living and dying wrestles with his former/younger self—played by artist, performer and choreographer Monica Newsam—who he attempts to understand, accommodate and possess as what has been lost over time becomes clear. “What started out as a man struggling with the tumultuous political realities of the 60s and 70s, as well as his own place in the world, the piece has had to change over time,” says Brady. “Because unknown outcomes became historical reality. So essentially, the story has become a record, a reflection of the passing of time. After 40 years, I thought it was ready to come to San Francisco.” This performance is made possible by: SATORI; Regional Arts Commission St. Louis; host of private donors. St Louis-based dancer and choreographer Tom Brady, in collaboration with Monica Newsam and artist and video artist Zlatko Cosic, bring a 40 year work-in-progress to ODC Theater this Fall.
- ODC Theater Presents Tere O’Connor Dance Long Run | November 14-16, 8 PM
ODC Theater Presents Tere O’Connor Dance Long Run
November 14-16, 8 PM | ODC Theater
Long Run (2017) pushes the emotional content of O’Connor’s movement to new physical extremes, allowing time-based elements like polyrhythms, velocity, and duration to become major forces in the work, overtaking the eight performers as they struggle to bring their bodies into a state of calm. Tere O’Connor’s choreography finds its logic outside of “translation,” operating in a sub-linguistic area of expression. He views dance as a system with its own properties; an abstract documentary form that doesn’t depict or explain. O’Connor’s collaborators constitute a family of artists dedicated to expanding the potency of dance as a serious art form. Meaning is arrived at in collaboration with the audience with dance’s endlessly diverse, open-ended, and referential scope.
- Ars Minerva presents Ermelinda:A Modern World Premiere | November 22-24, 7:30 PM, 2:30 PM
Ars Minerva presents Ermelinda:A Modern World Premiere
November 22-24, 7:30 PM, 2:30 PM | ODC Theater
An opera composed by Domenico Freschi in 1680 - Libretto by Francesco Maria Piccioli - Created at Teatro delle Vergini in Villa Contarini.
Member Event Invitations
All member events take place at ODC Theater unless otherwise noted. RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Fri, Aug 16, 2019 at 3pm | Work in progress studio visit and salon. Hope Mohr in conversation with the commissioned artists creating new work as part of Signals From the West.