ODC Theater Presents Funsch Dance Experience: EPOCH
Saturday, October 2, 2021 10AM
In-person and virtual
Funsch Dance’s extended-length work, EPOCH, subverts conventional performance models by pushing the limits of duration. In cheeky defiance of Doris Humphrey’s warning “All dances are too long,” EPOCH unfolds over 12 hours, in a gratuitous surplus of movement, interrupted by moments of nothingness, to challenge the valuing of acquisition and excess. Is endurance political? What bonds does an unlikely scenario forge?
EPOCH features an original sound score by Cheryl Leonard and color theory-influenced lighting designed by Danielle Ferguson. The movement vocabulary of the 12-person ensemble is marked by linear formalism performed in tight unison; this cracks apart into softer, somatic-driven vocabularies in the smaller groupings and culminating solos. This work will have suggested time entry points within the run, as well as a 6pm public discussion with the artists, local performance scholars, and representatives from the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA).
- Funsch Dance Experience
Artistic Director Christy Funsch founded Funsch Dance Experience in 2002 and has since been presented nationally and internationally. She has been awarded residencies at Djerassi, Shawl Anderson, CounterPULSE, U Cross, and Yaddo, and was named one of “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine in 2014. She has received numerous funding awards and was a Fulbright Scholar in Lisbon in 2019.
Ways to Participate
- Digital Subscription
- Digital access for one household/device to all Fall Season broadcast events, including Co-Presented performances
- On-demand access for one week following the live broadcast of:
- ODC Theater Presents Funsch Dance Experience: EPOCH;
- ODC Theater Presents This is Also the Art with Chitresh Das Institute; and
- ODC Theater Presents inkBoat with Guest Choreographer Ann Carlson: These are the Ones We Fell Among
Early Bird (through Thu, Sep 2) $40.00
Arts Access $35.00
General (Begins Fri, Sep 3) $70.00
All ticket sales are final. Performances, dancers, and guest artists subject to change.
Photo by: Robbie Sweeny of Nina Wu