A landmark partnership between a non-profit and a for-profit organization, ODC School and the Rhythm & Motion Dance Program is launched, bringing a whole new constituency of dancers into the ODC world.


(Photo by RJ Muna)

The brainchild of Warren Hellman and Brenda Way, Toe to Toe is created, a sporting/artistic event with Cal Berkeley student-athletes and the dancers of ODC.

Former San Francisco Ballet star Joanna Berman performs with ODC as a guest artist in Way's Part of a Longer Story.

Water Project by KT Nelson


Brenda Way choreographs A Pleasant Looking Woman in Sensible Clothes with original video by Hiraki Sawa, the last work in her political trilogy.

Joanna Berman returns to ODC as a guest artist in Investigating Grace.


(Photo by RJ Muna)

Commissioned by Equal Justice Society, Way creates Unintended Consequences: A Meditation, music by Laurie Anderson. She is also commissioned by the SF Girls Chorus to choreograph Life is a House for dancers and 50 chorus members.

ODC embarks on an $8.5 million capital campaign to renovate the Theater to include: 24 foot ceilings, new seating, and technological upgrades; a 50-seat secon-story stage; two new classroom/rehearsal studios; an enlarged visual arts gallery; a new mezzanine for staff and community office space; and a cafe.

The Wrecking Ball party rings in the end of an era. Hundreds of performers, artists, friends and family celebrate 30 years of ODC Theater before the walls come down for a major renovation.

The Theater program takes up residency at Project Artaud Theater.

Unintended Consequences

ODC performs in Chambery, France and Dusseldorf, Germany and returns for a New York season at the Joyce Theater.

Hunting and Gathering by KT Nelson


Brenda is invited as Resident of the Arts at the American Academy in Rome.

Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 12:00