RAWdance and ODC Theater Co-Present TRIPLE TAKE

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RAWdance and ODC Theater Co-Present TRIPLE TAKE
March 12-14, 8:00 PM; March 15, 3:00 PM

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For RAWdance’s first season after expanding to two coasts, the company’s three Artistic Directors unite to premiere TRIPLE TAKE, an eclectic trio of new works. Wendy Rein and Ryan T. Smith present Part I of Shadow, a deep dive into the data “debris” we leave behind in our current digital age as a reflection of what makes us human. The Healer, a premiere by Katerina Wong, mines the ancient history, systems, and beliefs of Traditional Chinese Medicine and holistic practices, to shed light on our innate ability to overcome physical and emotional suffering. For the final piece in the program, all three Artistic Directors join forces on a new work that utilizes the Surrealist “exquisite corpse” drawing game as a framework for their creative process. Rein and Smith, working as a pair and using video conferencing from NY, and Wong working in the studio in SF, take turns building material without seeing each others’ previous contributions. In this exploration of process and communication, the company embraces uncertain territory and new possibilities to creation.

RAWdance is an award-winning contemporary dance company known for transforming theaters and public spaces through a mix of performance, curation, and collaboration. The company’s works for stage and screen have been produced throughout the U.S. and in Asia. In 2019 the company expanded to two coasts, with Co-Founders Ryan T. Smith and Wendy Rein shifting to New York’s Hudson Valley, and Katerina Wong assuming the role of Co-Artistic Director in San Francisco. RAWdance has been a Resident Company of ODC Theater since 2015.

This production was made possible through support from Grants for the Arts, The Kenneth Rainin Foundation, and many generous individuals.


Photo by Elena Zhukova.

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