Dear RAWdance community,
We regretfully announce that the upcoming Co-Presentation of TRIPLE TAKE by RAWdance and ODC Theater has been postponed following the recommendations from Mayor London N. Breed and the San Francisco Department of Public Health set forth on Friday, March 6. The advisory has suggested aggressive measures to help prevent community transmission of COVID-19, including canceling large community events through March 20th and limiting exposure for at-risk populations.
We strongly value your patronage and recognize these measures may feel extreme, however we are committed to putting the health of our community first, and feel it’s important to follow the city’s recommendations. These are uncharted waters for us as a community arts organization, and we are grateful for the support and understanding of everyone who has worked so hard to develop this production and who planned to attend.
We are working with ODC Theater, our cast of dancers, and our collaborators to settle new dates for TRIPLE TAKE later this year. Once those dates are set, your tickets will automatically be exchanged. If the new dates work for you, your tickets will be at Will Call for the same day of the run that you originally purchased. If you would prefer to exchange to a different night of the run or receive a full refund, you will be able to do so by contacting the Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-863-9834.
Despite these challenges, it’s been an exciting week of final touches on choreography, set pieces, costumes, and more, and we truly look forward to finding the right time to share TRIPLE TAKE with you in the near future!
Ryan T. Smith, Wendy Rein, and Katerina Wong
Co-Artistic Directors, RAWdance
RAWdance and ODC Theater Co-Present TRIPLE TAKE
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.
All ticket sales are final. Performances, dancers, and guest artists subject to change.