Brenda choreographs Bold Sally and a SF Ballet commissions, Krazy Kat, later performed by ODC.
(Photo by Marty Sohl)

New full length version of The Velveteen Rabbit previews at Stanford Lively Arts and open in San Diego, sets and costumes by Brian Wildsmith.

The ODC School and Theater collaborate to create the Pilot program which supports emerging choreographers. Artists among the 50+ Pilot presenations over the years have included: Sarah Michelson, Chris Black, Lizz Roman, Nora Chipaumire, Kara Davis, Amy Seiwert, Eric Kupers, Kelly Kemp, Brittany Brown Ceres and Jacinta Vlach.


(Photos by Ann Marsden and Steve Savage)

Way choreographs Ghosts of an Old Ceremony, commissioned by The Walker Arts Center and the Minnesota Orchestra, featuring a commissioned score by Libby Larsen and constumes by Eleanor Coppola.

Janice Garrett joins the ODC School faculty and becomes one of the best contemporary teachers in the Bay Area.

Lori Laqua joins ODC as Development Assistant to eventually rise to Managing Director.


KT creates River which garners triple Isadora Duncan nominations for outstanding choreography, music score and performance.

Brenda is co-commissioned by Cal Performances, Rutgers Univeristy and Jacob's Pillow to create Western Women, performed with Women's Philharmonic Orchestra and Bobby McFerrin's Voicestra at Zellerbach Hall.

(Photo by Marty Sohl)

Dirt: Part 3 of Western Women

Falling in Place by Brenda Way

The trilogy tours the country and Mikko Nissenen guests in Way's The Tangle for the spring season.

(Photo by RJ Muna)

The Velveteen Rabbit opens the new Yerba Buena Theater where it will become a San Francisco tradition.


Scissors, Paper, Stone by Brenda Way is commissioned by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Kimi choreographs Into the Inkwell with guest artist Geoff Hoyle.

Brenda awarded Isadora Duncan award for outstanding choreography for Constant Reminders.


Brenda Way completes Part of a Longer Story, concluding a 10 year long exploration of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in D.

KT creates a youth company, the ODC Dance Jam.

Monday, January 1, 1990 - 12:00