Brenda picks up on financial and political volatility and choreographs Crash six months before the dot-com bubble burst.

Brenda is awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Brenda Way choreographs Spectral Evidence with live interactive video by Jim Campbell, and a commissioned score by Jay Cloidt performed live by Cypress String Quartet.

KT, commissioned by the Diablo Ballet, choreographs She Lost Her Footing.

LA Getty Museum commissions Brenda to choreograph a response to their Raphael Exhibit. Garden Tour: Raphael plays to full houses in extended run at the Getty.


ODC celebrates their 30th anniversary for which Brenda creates 24 Exposures.

The ODC School and ODC Theater create the Migrations program designed to take Pilot artists to the next stage of artistic development - includes a stipend to engage an artistic mentor and to underwrite two fully produced performances.


ODC purchases 351 Shotwell St. property and launces a $10 million capital campaign. Lori Laqua uses her archiecture expertise to oversee the demolition and preparation for the new ODC Dance Commons.

KT received the California Dance Educators Associations Artist Award for her outreach work in schools and the community.

(Photo by RJ Muna)

KT choreographs Running Into Open Doors.


Rob Bailis is hired as ODC Theater Director.

The ODC School in conjunction with the ODC Theater launches House Special, a two week intense choreographic residency. The first three resident artists are selected: Kunst-Stoff, LEVYdance, MotionLab.

Subsequently joining the residenct ranks are Chris black, Manuelito Biag/SHIFT>>> Physical Theater, Lisa Townsend Company, Alex Ketley/The Foundry, Eric Kupers/Dandelion Dance Company, Jack Perla/Music Without Walls, sfSound-Series, Mary Carbonara Dances, Joann Selisker, and Navarrete x Kajiyama Dance Theater.


(Photo by RJ Muna)

Flight to Ixcan, a collaboration by Kimi Okada and visual artist and forensic anthropologist Claudia Bernardi, funded by the Creative Work Fun.

Pass by KT Nelson

ODC goes on a month long small-town tour of Iowa, teaching, eating, making and performing site specific work with the community, and finishes with performance at Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City.

KT and the company head to Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI to collaborate with the carpenteres union, a local radio station and a Hispanic housing organization. Together, they create Raising the Roof.

(Photo c/o the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.

Old friends Bill Irwin, Geoff Hoyle and Robin Williams and guest Samantha Samuels perform in Not the Same Old Song and Dance, a benefit for the ODC School.


ODC Dance Commons opens in October 2005. The splendid new facility includes five studios, a Healthy Dancers' Clinic, a Pilates Center, and a curated art gallery.

Augusta Moore is hired as the ODC School Ballet Program Director.

Brenda is commissioned by CSU Monterey Bay to create the first piece in her new socio-political trilogy, On a Train Heading South, stage design by Alex Nichols. The melting polar ice cap is the core image. Work plays in conjunction with panel discussion from Florida to Alaska.

KT choreographs Stomp a Waltz and commissions a recording by Ethel String Quartet of Marcelo Zarvos score.

In the first of three residencies, ODC spends three weeks at White Oak Plantation creating Way's Time Remaining.

Saturday, January 1, 2000 - 12:00