Red Shoes: the first and last attempt at Collective choreography for the dancers in red sneakers set to a score by Doug Skinner.
(Photo by Doug Winter)

The Collective performs at Kimi's wedding to Bill Irwin.

Eiko and Koma perform to music by the Beatles in their American debut.
(Photo courtesy of the artists)

Looking Back and Walking Forward by KT Nelson

Domino by Kimi Okada

Hide Hide the Cow's Outside by Doug Winter


KT makes her first piece with the Collective, Bare Legged Americans.

Collective member Eric Barsness choreographs Revelations.

Bill Irwin, a trained clown and Doug Skinner, a ventriloquist who plays toy instruments, perform together at the Mississippi Street Studio.

Critic Jill Johnston speaks at the Mississippi Street Studio and Douglas Dunn has a solo concert.

ODC performs at Dance Theater Workshop (DTW) in New York for the firsst of four appearances.

Susan Sontag speaks at ODC's Performing Arts Forum.

A Matter of Degree by Kimi Okada

Formalities by Brenda Way

(Photos by Doug Winter)


ODC buys their own building on the corner of 17th and Shotwell in the heart of the Mission District. They add a two story annex within two years. San Francisco Collective: Brenda Way, Kimi Okada, KT Nelson, Doug Skinner, Eric Barsness, Pam Quinn, Bill Chetel, Hannah Schwartzschild, Margot Crosman, Marc Smith, Mercy Sidbury, Julie Lifton, and Doug Winter.

Collective partners, Michael O' Connor and Bill Irwin join the artistic fray. Building opens with performance by Jazz Tap Ensemble.

Brenda and KT teach modern and Kimi teaches tap at ODC Theater.

Twyla Tharp's benefit for ODC introduces Henry Berg (Joffrey Ballet) to the Collective. He begins to train ODC dancers.

Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane perform at the ODC Thearer.

(Photo courtesy of Bill T. Jones)

Brenda Way presents full length 6-part Format Series at the SF Museum of Modern Art. Written by composer Randolph Coleman.

Friday, January 1, 1971 - 12:00